Thursday, July 26, 2012
CCEE Stampers-Step Card
CCEE Stampers-challenge CCEE1230
Thanks to Lois/clownmom, I was challenged and tried a technique that I had never done before, a step card. That is what is good about a challenge, I suppose. This was fun, fun. You can find this technique on Splitcoaststampers by none other than our own at CCEE Stampers, Frances Byrne. You can also find a tutorial there for the side step. I chose to do the center step.
I'm using stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. called Christmas Wreath Mini and New Pines.
I made a template for my snow by just cutting a piece of cardstock and I got out my Tim Holtz blending tool (love that thing) and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and inked it.
Some of the trees were embossed using VersaMark Dazzle and PearLustre embossing powder by Stampendous. The color is Jade. The other trees were stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves, and not embossed, to give a farther away look. I think the Jade embossed trees look as if they have some sun shining on them toward the bottom. It's really my lighting.
My card has one of those eye trick things (optical illusions)..when I look at the embossed panel strip on the left, it sometimes looks debossed and other times embossed. Is it just my eyes or do you see that? It really is embossed. :-)
PTI white cardstock, SU Cherry Cobbler
Handmade banner for sentiment
Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes
Sizzix embossing folder (from my sis)-Christmas Set #6 (I used the strips in the set)