Friday, October 1, 2010

RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Post 7

Today's project is a fun, Stair Step Fold Card. I did a lot of sponging for this card to look vintage. I even sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the Victoria Crochet Trim! Sponging is a great technique for giving extra dimension to your images. I just love the way Crumb Cake ink gives your projects an "aged" look.
Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 10 1/2". Score along the 10 1/2" side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4". Fold along score lines, "mountain & valley style" (up & down) to make the card base. I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base card and sponged Crumb Cake ink along all sides and along all folds. I used the Welcome Christmas stamp set, and stamped the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the "Season's Greetings" image in Cherry Cobbler ink, cut it out, and then layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler punch out using the Decorative Label punch. Again, I sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla and the Cherry Cobbler cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the family decorating the Christmas Tree image in Always Artichoke ink, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink, then layered it onto Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I made the poinsettia with Cherry Cobbler cardstock. It is two punch outs of the 5-Petal Flower Punch. Again, (you guessed it!) I sponged the cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. I used the new Silver Glass Glitter to make the center of the poinsettia. This Glass Glitter is so sparkly -- I love it! I attached the poinsettia to the corner with a Stampin' Dimensional. I used 3 different patterns of the Deck The Halls Designer Series paper to decorate the base card before attaching the stamped images. I hope you like this card!
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by. I have enjoyed making these projects for this blog tour, and I have made a goal of posting to my blog at least 3 times per week. So, I hope you stop by again soon!
Here is the supply list for this card:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas (120597, $19.95 Clear-Mount)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (119685, $6.95), Always Artichoke (105119, $6.95), Very Vanilla (101650, $8.50), Crumb Cake (120953, $6.95), Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810, $9.95)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669, $5.95), Always Artichoke (105219, $5.95), Crumb Cake (121030, $5.95)
Accessories: Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch (120907, $16.95), Silver Glass Glitter (120995, $3.95), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481, $6.95), 5-Petal Flower Extra-Large Punch (119880, $16.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430, $3.95), Stamping Sponges (101610, $3.50)


  1. Your step card came out GREAT! Thanks for directions....waiting for my paper to come in!

  2. Beautiful card! Look forward to following your blog from VA! :)

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!

  4. What a beautiful, vintage card. I'm a new follower from SC.

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  6. GORGEOUS!! Great job. #271 following fromStampin Connection.

  7. Fantastic. Following from SC, #322