Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Side Steps

Thought I'd share more of my side steps samples today. I hope you are enjoying these!! This one is a fun one for the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend and was inspired by a sample by card-maker extraordinare Connie Babbert. I hope it looks like fireworks in the night sky to you because that's what it is supposed to look like. I used the Sizzix Daisies #2 die to punch out these "fireworks bursts" using white, Real Red and Brilliant Blue CS. I decided I wanted mine in the night sky, so I used black for my background. It's hard to see the black and the side steps here with the dark background. (I'm going to have to find a better place/way to photograph my samples!) I think this sample has a 2" left (un-folded) side. Remember, you can make the steps on either side of these cards and can leave the un-scored portion as wide as you'd like.

Here is another one. This sample uses Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue and Orchid Opulence cardstock. It uses the flower from the Embrace Life set. I love the delicate colors on this one. It also uses the Floating Re-inker technique.

And one last one I just have to share. I LOVE the butterfly from the Flores suaves set (from the SU Spanish language catalog). If you don't have that catalog, you are missing out on this beautiful set because it isn't in the regular SU catalog. For this one, I used Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun cardstock. I embossed the butterflies with gold on the Shimmery white CS and then used the Floating Re-Inker technique to color them. Aren't they GREAT!!! The quote on this one is from the Full of Life stamp set. It was in the Occasions 2008 mini catalog and will be in the new 2009-2010 catalog.
Well, thanks for looking today! I hope you are inspired to create!! Smiles, Laura

Note: I have seen these side-step cards (which are a variation of the Stair Step card layout) on many blogs and other sources, so I hestiate to give credit for the layout--for fear of leaving someone out. But I know I have instructions for it from Yvonne Metz and Cathy Seals. (I did draw my own instructions shared yesterday.) I understand that Yvonne was inspired by Kim Wilson and Jackie Topa, but I've seen lots of great samples by other wonderful stampers. This is one concern I have with a blog--once a layout or technique has been shared, you see it in alot of places and it is very hard to give proper credit to the real originator! Thanks to everyone who shares!!

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