Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Ladies' Diary Stepper Card 5

Well folks, here's another card in the Ladies' Diary Collection Stepper Card series.

"Who, me?"

I just love that lady with the brolly and as luck would have it she is the perfect size for the front panel. I love to cut out accents from patterned papers, shape them with fingers or embossing tools, and adhere them onto my cards with plenty of Pinflair dimensional glue to bring out features such as waists, legs, even umbrellas in this case.

This card has lots of the features in the rest of the series with the foamboard sentiment this time heat-embossed in verdigris, and the large button on the centre panel featuring a couple of ladies' middles / waists, which is quite fun. There's plenty of gossip going on too.The tall lady's hat has been given some feathering with a pair of scissors which helps the realism of the feather. Notice when fixing the patterned papers and cutouts that the edges are coloured with distress inks. I normally use a brown colour, but for these papers Victorian Velvet distress ink works very well and adds to the girly feel without making things too grungy.

Graphic45 8"x8" paper pad: Ladies' Diary Collection
Sizzix / Hero Arts diecut & stamp set Floral
Spellbinders: Carnation Creations
distress ink: Victorian Velvet
versamark: clear
embossing powder: verdigris
cardstock: brown 300gsm
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, pinflair

Entered for the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - Summertime
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - What Do You Say?
The Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Summertime colours, flowers and a stamped element


  1. A beautifully designed card, I love the shape and all the wonderful images.

    Hugs Sue

  2. Gorgeous stepper card, showcasing the papers beautifully. Love those images and lovely layout. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. A lovely card, really like it, the ladies are so elegant.Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

  4. Izzwizz...your Graphic 45 Ladies Diary stepper card is simply stunning. You can really tell that you put a lot of thought into this beauty. I love how you have utilized so many of those beautiful graphics. They are just stunning. Fabulous work! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Every one of your stepper cards is a treat to see. This one is no exception to be sure... love the layout, all the images you've added here and there..true eye candy! Thanks for sharing.

  6. The ladies look oh so glamorous and I love the colours. Another fabulous stepper card in your Ladies Diary series. Lee xx

  7. This is a gorgeous card, love the images you have used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  8. Thanks for sharing at Creative Craft Challenges.

    Susan x


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