Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stairstep scene

Is it my imagination or is there a sudden influx of cards featuring fancy folds around the Internet?

This is my attempt at a fancy fold, a side stairstep card.  (You can find directions at SCS if you've never done one.)  I wanted to make it look like a little scene of a room, and it took more work than I expected.

To start, I used paper from "The Sweetest Thing -- Tangerine" collection from My Mind's Eye to create "wallpaper".  The collection also has a pattern that looked like woodgrain, so I used that to make a hardwood floor. I had the die-cut window (an RAK gift) at hand.  I watercolored an outdoor scene to put behind it, and added a snippet of lace as windowdressing.

The plant is a die cut (cut into two pieces and artfully arranged to look like a healthy houseplant), and the urn was stamped on a snippet of terracotta paper and cut out. There are tons of lovely chair stamps out there, but unfortunately, I don't own any of them, so I found some line art of a chair, printed it on brown card stock and again on another co-ordinating piece from the MME set, and paper-pieced the lovely upholstered wing chair.

The card is for these challenges:

Love's Rubber Stamps #100, Fancy Folds
Pixie's Snippets playground #121, use a snippet (the lace, plant and urn are all from snippets)
Word Art Wednesday, #128, Anything Goes
Sister Act #53, Anything Goes.

4 comments:

  1. Love the scene you have created. It looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

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  2. It's just like looking through a window into someone's lounge! Fab card!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  3. What a beautiful scene and just perfect for a fancy fold challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubbertamps!

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  4. Oh I love the stairstep fold and the fabulous card design and images you used. So cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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