Friday, July 9, 2010

New Home - Step Card

I'm so excited to show you this card. This card turned out fabulous! Took quite some time doing the cuttings, but look at the effect. This card was inspired by feline on SCS. For measurements, dimensions and a video tutorial, please check out Dawn Griffith's website.

One thing I did learn while doing this card was that, in order to pop out the roof like I did, you should stamp the house AND the roof on a piece of CS to cut out; then stamp another roof to layer on top. I originally cut out the house and the roof separately, and I just couldn't achieve the right layered look. And to line up the roof with the house when you stamp, the roof needs to look as if it's covering the top of the house, through the clear block (oh, I have the clear-mount version of this set). Does that make sense???

Oh, OMG, I can't believe I almost forgot to share something else so exciting. I've been seeing some cards made with the ticket punch offered by SU. I was kind of lusting after it, but just didn't feel like shelling out the money for it. Anyways, a thought came to me that I could use my tiny circle punch. You should turn your paper over so you can see what you're punching. If you just insert a corner into the circle punch, not all the way, just a little bit, then you can achieve the same result as the ticket punch! I love making something work more than what it's intended. Like Alton Brown says, if it ain't a multi-tasker, it has no place in my kitchen. Or in this case, my stamp room!


ScrappinCntryGrl said...

great step card, love the clouds and mini houses.

Anonymous said...

This is so great!! I'm going to have to borrow the idea and give it a try. You've done a lot of detail and picked some great colours. I'm looking forward to following to see what you make next!

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