Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Step into the Forest

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What a wonderful new technique we learned at Split Coast this week ! I've never done a Stair Step fold card before - have you? If not - I hope you'll try this out!These were Lynn's simple instructions: "Cut your cardstock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0 - if you want to stamp on this, now would be the time to do it. Score your cardstock at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" Now fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down, as this will be the front of your card."


Here's a side view of my card to show the folds.

I made a forest theme card using a set from Artful INKables called Critter Country. I also used several punches - Cosmos flower, oak leaf, and butterfly all by Martha Stewart and the Key Tag punch from Stampin Up for the sentiment. I sponged the flowers and leaves. All the images are up on foam dimensionals.


Isn't this a great way to add a whole new dimension to our cards?!


Remember - you can always get 10% off your Artful INKables order if you use my code SAVE10JA when you check out. The code is always posted in the right hand column on my blog. Kristin has some wonderful new charms available and she's going to be getting some ribbons soon too!


Stamps: Critter Country: Artful INKables
Paper: CLose to Cocoa, Real Red, Marigold Morning, Basic Black: SU, Vintage cream: PTI, DP - Basic Grey: Mellow and Sultry
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, More Mustard: SU
Accessories: 1/4 hole punch, leaf punch, butterfly punch, cosmos punch: Martha Stewart, Key Tag Punch, Horizontal slot punch: SU, sponge, harvest brads: Making Memories, Prismacolor markers

18 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These critters are so cute Julia!! The papers and flowers you used create such a great little forest scene.
hugs, Jami

Theresa said...

Julia, this card is a work of art. I love all the beautiful details!

Deb said...

OMG this is awesome and the critters are adorable!! Love it Julia!!

Linsey said...

Oh my heavens, Julia!! This is the most darling thing ever!! OH, I just adore your wonderful little scene full of furry fun! :) So GREAT! Puts a big huge smile on my face! TFS! :) I love the new Artful Inkables stamps--just need mo money to buy some, hehe! hugs

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely adorable and very inventive.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What an adorable scene of woodland critters Julia!! Love how you used this folding technique!!

Catherine said...

OMG! this is too cute, Julia!

cpullum said...

Wow thats so cute and creative!!!!

Sue said...

This is the cutest darn card..how creative. I started one of these fold card, but have to wait to finish until I get some free time...maybe tomorrow! You are so talented girl!

Shirley said...

That is just the cutest card, Julia. I really like what you did with the animals, the butterfly, and the cosmos are wonderful too!

Donna said...

what a fun card! love all the creatures

~amy~ said...

Julia what a FABulous stair step card! Your choice of stamps and embellies is absolutely perfection!

Anne said...

Nice one GF!! Cute little animal guys, I'm thinking this has to be a fav!! Great job!

LeAnne said...

What a cute card! I didn't have a chance to make this card so maybe this week I can PLAY!!! TFS!
LeAnne

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic card! I love how all those cuties jump right out at ya! Adorable!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This card is so cute and so well done. What a beauty of a card!

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm getting ready to attempt one of these, and yours is certainly an inspiration! I love what you did with this! Best, Curt

Kristin said...

This is SO CUTE! I love how the different stamp elements can be separate and together on a card like this. Fabulous!