Friday, July 9, 2010

New technique for me

Over at MSE the lovely Claire has set a new challenge - try something new. I've been wanting to try a stepper card and I bought a Hougie board recently which came with instructions for just that! This is my first effort, not perfect in some ways (but being a perfectionist nothing I ever do is perfect!) but I've learned a lot. I used 250gsm uncoated card, which I thought would be good enough but although it stands up well I do think a thicker card would have been better. I was a bit stumped as to how to decorate the steps but luckily had a set of co-ordinating papers and although not very elaborate it all goes together. Would I do another one? Yes but I'd want to iron out some of the little niggles I have with this card and I think I'll search for some inspiration. (Another of my rubbish photos, it's really not as wishy-washy as this in real life!)


The image is recycled from an old Christmas card, matted onto dark blue pearlescent card then gold shimmer card.
Papers and sticky ribbon are Dovecraft's Winter Wonderland.
Snowballs are white pom poms which were in my stash.
Trees cut from one of the papers and mounted onto gold shimmer card.
Holographic borders and glittery peel-off sentiment from stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge N for Noel
Fussy and Fancy #14 - Christmas in July

19 comments:

Rusty said...

Doesn't look wishy washy from here, it's lovely xxx

Gemma said...

fab stepper card Susan! well done with your new technique! :) xx

dragonllew said...

that looks fab loving all the christmas cards at the moment.

Antonia said...

love your stepper card and the colours work very well. I have the hougie and a stepper is next on my to do list. :)

Chelsea said...

How cool is this 1/2 stair stepper! Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

Little Pudding Nappy Cakes said...

Fab fab fab i love christmas and i just love this card :o)

Joanne Leddy said...

The papers are lovely - thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Scrappy Scatty said...

That is so good
xx

Happy Days said...

Wow that's fab Susan. I really must try one of these out, but I feel a bit intimidated by the design. Yours is perfect. Thanks for entering my challenge. x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Susan :-) I haven't made a side step card ,, must have a go !! this is fantastic !! :-)

thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

alee81 said...

i love this card, will add one to my 2 do list, well done x

Rainmac said...

I absolutely love this card xxx

Emzy said...

I think this looks great! I can't wait to try one of these one day x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely card Susan. Thank you for entering ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you next time.
Hugs
Cathy (Guest Designer)
xxxxx

Emma and Susan said...

Stunning card, beautiful colouring!!
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time
Love Susan
xxx

Samantha said...

Really cute card, Thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Squirrel x said...

Great card hun, love it, and thanks for playing at ABC CC this time around. Hugs, Sxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Angie said...

Lovely card Susan - love the stepper design and the christmas trees look fab!