Monday, October 11, 2010

"Randi's Song" Side-Step Card

This card was so fun to make! I have made stair-step cards, but never a side-step like this. I wrote a tutorial for Our Daily Bread designs' blog as I was creating this.....check it out HERE!

I used a new set, "Randi's Song", from Our Daily Bread designs. This set was dedicated to Randi, my fellow "Breadstick", who is going through cancer testing right now. Please read all about Randi and this new set HERE. I used some of the new Stampin' Up colors, Concord Crush and Cajun Craze for this card, along with Very Vanilla....I just love purple and rust for fall cards! Everything was stamped with Concord and sponged with Cajun. The leaves were colored with sponge daubers, cut out, Ranger Glossy Accents dots were added to mimic dew droplets. The May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and the finished card was sprayed several times with "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist.

Here is a close up of the leaf, so you can see the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist!

The following challenges were used in the making of this card:
I combined three different weeks of Fun On Friday Challenges from Christian Paper Crafts: Harvest/Fall/Tree/Thankfulness, Water, and Rhinestones or Pearls;
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining the Light Challenge: leaves;
Crafty Cardmakers: Fancy Folds;
Incy Wincy: Faux It Up ( how about 'faux distressing' or 'faux water droplets'? Okay, I'm stretching!!);
Oooh-la-la: Nothing Floral;
Secret Crafter: Distressing;
No Time To Stamp: Nature/Earthy/Fall;
Charisma Cardz: Autumn Colors;
Stampin B's: Autumn card;
For Fun Challenges: Use something new (Stampin Up paper and ink!! Yay!).

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just beautiful. I have no time to see the tutorial yet, but will come back for that!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I saw your stunning card on the ODBD blog and your awesome tutorial and had to come here and tell you that I love it!! Just stunning girl!!

Benzi said...

I see why you love those colors for Fall. They're just awesome on this beautiful side-step card. Thanks for the tutorial and so glad to see another beauty for the Stampin B's Fall challenge

Paula said...

This is such a great card, loved the tutorial, have bookmarked it so I will be making one in the near future.

Nikki said...

Stunning card thanks for the tut :) Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Wendi said...

Oh wow this is stunning it's so beautiful such a pretty bow too

Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Curlybear said...

Hi Angella
Beautiful distressing and background, I love the leaves and the sentiment, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Leah the Orange said...

absolutely GORGEOUS, Angella! the colours are wonderful and those shimmery leaves - just STUNNING! thanks so much for playing with the Charisma Gals! xo

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a beautiful piece this is! I love autumn art and your card is wonderful example - lovely colors and design. I'll have to check out your tutorial - I have never even made a stair step card and it's probably time I had a go at it. Thanks for the terrific inspiration!

Jack said...

Beautiful card. And wishing your friend all the best. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

downrightcrafty said...

I love this style of card, and the detail you have added is so detailed, fabulous distressing
Hugs Kate xx

Sarah said...

I am hoping to try out your tutorial sometime soon. The details are just fabulous! Love that gold shimmer!

Lisa said...

Just absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at FFC!

fionalawlor said...

This card is beautiful, the ribbon you have used is just gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Anne said...

A real stunner. Thank you for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, this is over the top gorgeous, my friend!!! You can send this beauty my wa anytime ;D;D. Ihave never ever done a stair step card, but with your amazing tutorial I think I might be ready to give it a try!! Thanks so much for supporting the Shining the Light Challenge as well, it means a lot to us!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Helen Dooley said...

Oh my Angella- this is AMAZING!! Im so glad you shared with us at For Fun. It really is a gorgeous card with those drops of rain on the leaf. wow. I love the whole look.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Angie - this is GORGEOUS! Love those drops on the leaves. FNTASTIC!!! Thanks for your support in the ODBDSLC! Have a VERY blessed week!