Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Oh baby

I have been trying to step out of my card comfort zone lately and been experimenting with some of the more "challenging" techniques like colouring as well as different card designs.   I have made a few tri shutter cards which I will blog about another day but I really wanted to show off this beauty.

It is a side step card.   I had a tutorial printed out ages ago with the measurements so am unable to credit the right person.  It was an imperial one however and required me to cut my card stock fairly oddly so I will keep an eye out for some good metric measurements.

I had some panels leftover from a techniques class I am teaching today that makes some gorgeous background panels using straws, reinkers and glossy cardstock (plus a hefty dose of OMG out of breath).   You can see them peeking out on the steps of the card.   I wanted to show my ladies an alternative way of using their created pieces instead of just stamping straight on them.  Does the pram look watercoloured??    Sure does but guess what.   It is actually paper pieced using one of the many pieces I had laying around my desk after a multitude of trial runs to find my favourite colour combos.    I stamped the Pram in Staz On and then carefully cut just inside the lines what would be the fabric.   Added a tiny amount of colouring with my blender pen to the rest of the image and I think I created quite a cute little baby card.   

Now - who is next to have a boy because this beauty will NEED to find a loving home....

Hope you love todays card.


1 comment:

I love reading your comments, thanks for taking the time to make them