Saturday, 1 May 2010

A Stair Step Card

I've made my first stair step card using the fab tutorial on the Whimsie Doodles blog and my new Martha Stewart Scoreboard, it took literally seconds to make the card base and the rest of the week for me to decide how to decorate it ;-)

The card is for my mum who has been poorly now for a few weeks with a horrible infection in her ear and face. I am hoping the card will put a little smile on her face and I purposefully made it bright and cheery, be careful when looking as it's pretty bright!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges if I may:
Allsorts - Week 50, Animals (birds & butterflies)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 110, Make Your Own (I made the card blank and lots of embellies for the card)
MSE - 3 b's challenge set by the lovely Padster (my b's are: butterflies, bling, birds, beaks, branches, bark, braid, border, Basic Grey, buttons, blooms and bright colours)
The pic below hopefully shows the dimension on the card. I've used lots of 3d foam pads for the birds and their wings. For the flowers I have cut them with a punch and then crumpled the paper up and opened again so the petals are raised but in an irregular way (does that make sense?).
Supplies:
French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock
White embossed cardstock - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Basic Grey Green At Heart from The Secret Crafter
Sentiment - Paper Make Up stamp only $1 in the sale!
Buttons - Basic Grey Lemonade (I think?)
Braid/string - stash
Tools - Woodware flower punch, Craftwork Cards template, Hobbycraft butterfly punch

33 comments:

  1. That is so lovely, I would leave it on constant display! I adore these step cards they look so effective.
    Kandi x

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  2. That looks amazing - bet your mum loves it - big hugs to her and hope she feels better soon xxx

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  3. Truly gorgeous card. I love it. Isn't the scoreboard the best? I'm struggling to use up my pre-made bases, cos it's such fun making unusual bases. Hugs to your mum, hope she soon feels better. x

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  4. Hi Sarah

    What an adorable card, so clerely though out and designed.

    How could this not bring a smile to your Mum's face, I'm certain she will adore it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stampalot and good luck.

    B x

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  5. That looks fantastic I'm sure it will cheer your mum up

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  6. gorgeous card,love all the detail,hope your mum feels better soon thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t this week
    andrea

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  7. A lovely cheery card, it is gorgeous .. :D Christine x

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  8. Sarah it's fab! the bright colours, birds and flowers are great. your mum is going to love it. hope she feels better soon xx

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  9. Wow Sarah you wouldn't think this was your first.this is great,you mum will love it.xxx

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  10. Such a fabulous card Sarah. I love everything about it. Hope your mum feels better soon. x

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  11. Hi Sarah,
    Your card is gorgeous! I am sure it will cheer you Mum up and I hope she is better soon.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

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  12. "Blimey" There was a lot of Bs there missus
    Thanks for joining in my challenge
    hugs
    Debbie xx

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  13. Lovely card Sarah, bet your mum loves it!! Hope she is better soon, lots of love Steph

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  14. Beautiful design of this card and fab the way you have done the tree and the birds! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  15. STUNNING !!!!! just love all of it.

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  16. This is just soo beautiful!! More a work of art than a card, your Mum will absoloutely love it xx

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  17. What a great card. Love all the different layers. Your mum will love it - Hope she's feeling better soon. Jaqui x

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  18. Beautiful card Sarah! I love all the flowers and birds, and I hope your mum is feeling better soon xx

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  19. A fantastic card I love the step idea adds lots of dimension the birds are gorgeous.
    Carol Ann xx

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous Sarah as always!

    Poppy x

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  21. Oh my this will surely go a long way to cheer your mum up it is a wonderful creation I love those birds the colours are fabulous thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  22. Fabulous creation, love all the detail. Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  23. Its just lovely Sarah, I am sure it will bring a smile to your Mum, it certainly did me. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  24. This is absolutely lovely and I'm sure it will cheer you mom up. I hope she feels better soon.

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  25. Such a pretty card! Love the steps and the birds too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month!

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  26. I love this card, it's such a sweet one. Hope your Mum is feeling better real soon. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Hugs Suzi xx

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  27. What a gorgeous card I love it, and I bet your Mum does too.

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

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  28. gorgeous card Sarah, great job with all the B's! :) xx

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  29. I'm sure this lovley card will help cheer your mum up. Hope she feels better soon

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  30. such a cute card! I love the folds and all the details. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

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  31. Lovely card love the cute image and the colouring is fabulous...x
    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

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  32. Great shaped card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  33. Ooohhh Sarah this is fabulous hun, what a beautiful scene you have created.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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