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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stairs Card

I tend to stick to the basic fold-once type of card, although I have tried a few fancy fold cards in the past. My favourite is the triange-tri-fold card...i've made so many of those -- they're so cute and perfect for little note cards. :)

I was met with a challenge last Monday when the card to lift in the fiskateer gallery happened to be a split-step-card. Talk about being lost!!! I googled it (love that feature!!! LOL) and came up with instructions for how to do the folding and the measurements. I set out to follow the steps -- and ended up with a 6-plus inch card!!!!!!!! NOT a good thing!!! I didn't even try to embellish the card, 'cause I knew it would be a hopeless cause!!! I ended up giving up all together!!!


I knew I had to create some type of card for the challenge though, so today I attempted the split-step-card again. I sat down and tried coming up with my own measurements -- making the card about 4 inches square. I think the purple paper I started working with helped too, 'cause I loved the paper, so I WANTED the card to turn out! LOL

I added layers to the card, and then embellished it with flowers from my stash.

I didn't really like the card's lop-sided look. I wanted to make it look like a square card look. I came up with an idea of adding a little tag to the top "stair". I also thought it would be great if the message you write in the card isn't on display. With my tag idea, you can still display the card, but you have to take the tag off to read the message. :)

When it's fully assembled, it looks like this. :) I love how it turned out! This may be the start of something...


challenges: Heat Embossed the sentiment -- http://prairiefairydesigns.com/challenge/2010/09/week-35-embossing/ 

8 comments:

  1. Very creative. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations this week.

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  2. That card was a major challenge to so many of us, but it was fun wasn't it? Going outside of the norm can be worth it and you have proven that with your AWESOME card :)
    Deb♥

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  3. Hi Divinity I am in love with both these beautiful creation I love both the different shapes/folds the colours are super and love how you added the tag thank you for sharing these with us at Creative Impressions.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. Ohhh this is so cool...love both of these styles.. I really need to learn something new! Great cards. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

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  5. Lovely creation, fab colours. Thanks for joining in our shaped card challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  6. Very pretty card - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

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  7. hi there, this is gorgeous,I have also dropped by to say that this will be my final visit to your blog for at least a few months, I am going abroad to get married, and coming back to moving house, settling down before I can come back online. I appreciate your kind comments and your visits to my blog, I will try to update it from time to time, but I can not promise. I will miss blogland, take care and catch up soon, from me - wondering if anyone will miss me in blogland...

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  8. Such a delicate and sweet card! Great colour combo! Thanks for joining FFF!! :D

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