Monday, 14 February 2011

Step card with a difference

Good afternoon, peeps and happy St Valentine's day! I hope you're all enjoying the start to the week. This card is the product of my weekend and I give full credit for it's construction to Jacqui of Cat's Whiskers who gives instructions for this card here so thank you very much Jacqui for sharing this with us bloggers! Jacqui's instructions are for 12" x 12" card but I just altered the dimensions slightly so that I could cut it from A4 card.

For the centre part of the card, I've used Dawny P's wonderful sketch for the Lili of the Valley Challenge this week and I shall be entering this card into the challenge so I do hope it counts with the 'extra bits' around three sides! The image is, of course from LOTV and I love all of them, especially from the latest release and I coloured her with Copics and Prismas but I'm afraid that my desk was in such chaos that I put the pens away without noting down the colours - sorry! The lovely DPs are from The Memory Box 'Gossamer' collection, the pearls are from The Hobby House and ribbon is from my stash... ...including the ribbon underneath the card that you can see in this side shot. I do this because I find that whenever you make a top fold card and the recipient stands it on a polished surface, it just falls flat so a bit of pretty ribbon attached with bows just prevents that happening. I don't know whether this is an original - probably not but I hope you like the idea! The doily lace trim was cut with an MS punch, the leaves with a McGill punch and the flowers are, of course, from Wild Orchid Crafts. Guess who's just ordered some more!! The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I hope you like this style of card and maybe you'll try out Jacqui's instructions as well. Thanks so much for visiting today and please leave a comment before you go then I can come and visit you too!


  1. Hi Diane
    a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

  2. I am so lucky peeps to have seen this IRL. It is absolutely stunning. Another beautiful creation, x

  3. wow Diane stunning colouring...what a soft gentle gorgeous card...I love it
    Mina xxx

  4. Diane that is stunning, I love the side stepper and the papers, your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. Wow,wow,wow!
    Diane this is so, so, beautiful!
    I absolutely love everything about your stunning creation!
    kim x

  6. This is sooooo beautiful. LOVE the step cards & you've really done this one proud. LOVE it & your amazing coloring ...
    Hugs, Janie

  7. WooHoo!! Congrats on getting picked as a top 3 for LOTV, xxx

  8. Beautiful Diane! The ribbon inside is a great idea but wondering how it works/looks when you open it then? Love this cutie image! You've colored it so cute!
    Pam Going Postal

  9. Wow, this is amazing! Gorgeous shape and such a great layout and image choice! Your coloring is always fantastic!
    Great card!
    Hugs Iulia


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