Thursday, 12 May 2016

catch up

Hi Crafty Friends

I'm still trying to catch up blogging with all the class cards. When we had our anniversary, I festooned all the cards we've made over the year, around the conservatory, and it made me realise how far behind I am.
Here is the card we made about a fortnight ago. Margaret had asked for a stepper card, so I decided to do a side stepper. I designed the shape I wanted and made a template for the card base which everyone could copy. This cut down on all the measuring, so we could spend loads of time on decorating - and there was quite a lot of decorating to do.

The flowers are by Heartfelt Creations, a matching set of dies and stamps ('Sun Kissed Fleur', I think). The fancy oval is by Apple Blossom and to my delight the oval is the same shape as my Marianne ovals, so we could do some very close matting. the butterflies are by Memory Box (Butterfly Exhibit) and the gorgeous sparkly embossing powder (which doesn't look as sparkly in the picture) is by Wow. We inked the flowers with a variety of DIs, e.g. Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, and Bundled Sage for the leaves.

I was pleased with how it turned out so I made another one for my sister-in-law.
Hope you like it
Happy Crafting


  1. great card, the flowers are really pretty x

  2. Thanks for showing me this yesterday, it looks great here but the sparkle it has in 'real life' is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful stepper card Jan, love the papers and of course "Sun Kissed Fleur" collection, love these flower dies!. No wonder you had to make another, bet your S.I.L loved it.
    Pam x

  4. Wow, this card is one of the most beautiful I have seen, my mum would love this, might need to steal yet another one of your ideas ! xxx