Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowman Scene - Outer Stair Step Card

This adorable card is not as difficult to make as it seems.  I took a class a few weeks ago at the Ink Pad and the teacher used this card base in one of her projects.  A package of the cards can be bought from Ink Pad in NYC or online from The Paper Cut.  It's called an Outer Stair Step Card.  But, not having these cards with me, I did some research and found it's not as difficult to cut, score, and make my own.

For the blog post instructions on how to make an Outer Stair Step Card click HERE.


Stamps:  All stamps from www.outlinesrubberstamp.com - Crooked Fence (E-23) (here) , Star Light, Star Bright (H-1123) (here),  Celebrate the Season (C-452) (here), Whimsical Star Tree (F-28) (here).
Paper: White cardstock, Small piece of red cardstock 2 7/8" x 7/8"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: FYG2 Fluorescent Dull Yellow Green, E33 Sand, R27 Cadmium Red, FBG2 Fluorescent Dull B.G., FB2 Fluorescent Dull Blue, FYR1 Fluorescent Orange, FYG1 Fluorescent Yellow
One Crystal for center of star
Pop Dots
Glue Stick or Zig 2 Way Glue
Optional: Stamp Positioner


1.  Using template below, prepare card base.  For my simple step-by-step directions on making an Outer Stair Step Card, click here.
2.  Stamp the Snowman (Star Light, Star Bright) as shown below.  I suggest using a stamp positioner if you have one.
3.  Stamp the Whimsical Star Tree 3 times, trim and color.  I trimmed the stars off the tree when I cut.  It's just easier. Stamp the snowman on a piece of scrap cardstock.  Color and cut the large star he is holding, his scarf, and the small layer of stamps on the right side of him.  Stamp the fence, color and cut out.
4.   Color in the snowman on the card front.
5.  Using a glue stick or a Zig 2 Way Glue, glue the first tree to the back wall of the card.  Make sure you notice where the white section stops and do not add glue to the top portion of the tree.
6.  Take some small pop dots and adhere them to the lower 2/3rds of the next tree.  Adhere this tree so it overlaps the first tree.
 
7.  Using a glue stick or Zig Glue, adhere the 3rd tree but to the middle layer.  Then adhere the fence so it overlays the 3rd tree.
 
8.  Adhere some small pop dots to the backs of the star, scarf, and pile of stars and adhere on top of the snowman to give a 3D effect.
9.  Adhere the phrase to the small piece of red card stock and then adhere to the card front.
10.  Adhere a crystal to center of star.

11.  Sign card and send to someone special.

8 comments:

  1. it is so nice to see this blog on a roll again

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  2. Michael
    Love this card
    you did a great job!
    Great tutorial!
    Hugs
    Kevin and Cindy

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  3. Michael
    Love this card
    you did a great job!
    Great tutorial!
    Hugs
    Kevin and Cindy

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  4. Thanks for a great tutorial on this card! I always screw it up somehow and now I understand why! THANK YOU!

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  5. What a fine card, really do like it.

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  6. I love this card. Great card. I love all the ideas and thanks for the instructions.

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  7. Love your stuff,don't disappear again.
    have a great christmas

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