Sunday, September 8, 2013

Center Step Card and Die D-Lites

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

I have been playing with some new crafting toys and a new card style. This is my first center step card! A great tutorial can be found at Splitcoaststampers for the center step card by clicking here. This is a fun card style and I do like the results! I am wondering why I have not made one of these cards before now!!
Recently I purchased the Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Window One and Wrought Iron (fence) at a great price. I was excited about playing with the new dies! This is the results! 
The card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is cut from white cardstock. Papers are scrap papers from previous projects from the K&Company Watercolor Bouquet. You probably have seen some of the papers. I must buy another one of these paper pads-- do not want to run out of these beauties!
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Four is used to cut the white mat. It was embossed with Paper Studio Bricks embossing folder. Hope you can see the blue, green, and purple inks that I used on the mat. I thought that was a good background for my purple window! A piece of vellum is used under the window opening. Just had to add a little lace curtain to catch your eye!

I had some leftover flowers cuts from previous projects using the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. The two different papers are used on the flower which is layered on a lace rosette. Strands of pink pearls and a single flower from a strip of lace flowers complete the flower. The small crinkled ribbon bow accents the flower. Greenery is cut using the Martha Stewart Branch punch. Also, pink pearls add interest to the top of the card.

When I saw the pretty photo inspiration at The Shabby Tea Room, I thought my pretty papers may work. Challenge 182 is Sweet Summertime - Use the pretty colors from photo and a Summertime theme. When I think of Summer, I am reminded of all the gorgeous colors and flowers blooming everywhere! Now if I can get me one of those windows!!

Photo inspiration

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