Today I'm back on the Creative Creases Challenge blog as a GD sharing a new-to-me card design. If you'd like to join the fun over at Creative Creases where it's always anything goes with a fun-fold project, here's the link: https://secretstamper.com/2024/01/anything-goes-with-a-fun-fold-for-creative-creases-74/. Hope to see you over there!
One of my nieces got engaged earlier this month, and I was so excited to make a special card for her! I recently took a class at Altenew Academy titled All About Layering 5: Build A Flower Edition, and one of the card designs in that class was this step card with two panels of varying heights that add some dimension to the card. This is a free class, and here's the link if you'd like to learn how to create this card and several others: All About Layering 5 - BAF Edition Online Cardmaking Class – Altenew.
I followed the instructions from the class to create the card base out of white card stock. Then I sprayed the layers with Mister Huey's Pretty Pink color mist. While that was drying, I stamped several of the flowers and leaves from Altenew's Build-A-Flower: Camellia Japonica set using pinks and reds for the flower and greens for the leaves. I die cut them using the coordinating dies. Then I assembled the card layers and added the flowers and leaves. I had some extra leaves I had stamped from Altenew's Stargazer Lily stamp set, so I added those to the middle layer for a little variation. The leaves were all adhered using Art Glitter glue while the flowers are popped up on foam tape.
Then I die cut 3 "congrats" sentiments using a Hero Arts die and white card stock I covered with gold tape. I love that hack for creating inexpensive gold card stock! (Here's a link to the gold tape I used: Easy 99 Metallic Tape Mirror Tape Duct Tape DIY Decorative Tapes, 2.4 Inches x 55 Yards (Gold): Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific. It also comes in silver if you want to make silver die cuts.) I added the "congrats" sentiments to the flowers and then had fun adding sequins to decorate the card front.
For the back of the card, I used the same Hero Arts Congrats & Happy stamp and cut set to stamp "congratulations on your engagement" and then adhered another flower and 2 leaves to a green cardstock panel. I adhered that panel to the back of the card base to cover where the 2 front step panels had been adhered to the back.
Close up of the flowers:
View of the back of the card:
Side view of the card to show the dimension from the two "steps":
Challenges I'm entering:
613 Avenue Create (avenue613.blogspot.com): ATG with option of new beginnings (this is a new stamp set and a new card design for me) (2/8; ends at the end of the month)
simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/: Sparkle and Shine (3/5; ends 1/22/24)
Stamping Sensations: Moodboard or ATG: (I think these flowers look a lot like carnations, and I used some red tones in the card to match the moodboard)
(1/3; ends at the end of the month)
(1/3; ends at the end of the month)
We Love Stamping: Something new or ATG (I used a new stamp and die set and a new card design) (1/3; ends at the end of the month)
Christmas BINGO Challenges: Letter G: Red, die cuts, and fancy fold (ends 2/16/24)
The Diva's that cut ....paper! (die-cut-divas.blogspot.com): Never Before Used Stuff (This is the first time I used the Camellia Japonica Build-A-Flower set) (4/4; ends at the end of the month)
simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: Let's have some fun! (3/5; ends 1/24/24)
The Paper Funday Challenges: Let's Celebrate (1/4; ends at the end of the month)