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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stacked Thanksgiving


Well, this is one of those cards that you see one way in your head, then you try your very best to put on paper and you are unhappy with the finished result. I saw a tutorial on SCS for a step card and really wanted to give it a try. The fold is definitely easy enough, I just had trouble decorating it! As you can see, this card involved lots of watercoloring and LOTS of cutting. Suprisingly, it only took me about 30 minutes or so without stopping. I really don't think I like it very much, and would love to know what you all think about it. Is it too much, too little??? I used a SU set called Autumn Harvest, and Holiday Wishes. The folded part is Kraft cardstock, and I used a little bit of Chocolate Chip, the sentiment and images are on Naturals White, colored with WWC and blender pens.

This is a side view of the card so you can see how it's made. On a piece of cardstock cut down to 10.5x5, the folds are at 1.25, 2.5, 4.25, 6,& 8.25". I used retired In Color River Rock to stamp leaves all over the paper before folding it.

All Supplies are SU! I think I am about done with Thanksgiving cards, soon on to Christmas!!!

20 comments:

scubasubie said...

Very creative! That is very cool. I might have to try that!

fishlips said...

I love your step card, I made one, mine was awful.. Yours it wonderful!!!

scrappinmominky said...

I think it looks pretty good. I was going to try it too but I also thought it would be too hard to decorate. I might try a little scene using the All in the Family set and some kind of house set.

Heather

Traci said...

I like it! I saw that tutorial but was scared to even think about trying (plus it looked like it would take FOREVER.) You did such a beautiful job!

Heather said...

Very cool!! I love this card!

Dawn said...

Love it! I need to try this technique! very pretty and i love the colors you chose and the coloring!

jennifer said...

I think you did a great job, very creative- I really like the fence as the backdrop.

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is totally cute! Wow lots of cutting though.

Rachel Brumley said...

What a cute idea! You are very creative.

CathyRose said...

I think it is fabulous! I've copied the instructions to make it. I may have to give it a try.

Jen said...

I think your card is wonderful! Filing this away for when I have some more time to stamp:)

All the effort you put into this...it has paid off:)

The Mama Monkey said...

You did this in 30 minutes?!! Great job! It takes me that long to pick out colors! LOL (Obviously, I have issues!)

Tessa said...

I think this is awesome! It does look like alot of work but is stunning! I might try it but use punches instead!

Sankari W. said...

oh my goodness! this is awesome! i have been wanting to make one of these cards - and yours is just awesome!! i love the look of the fence behind the pumpkins and all the pumpkins are just sooo cute looking! very sweet thanksgiving card!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful, wonderful!!! I love what you did with this card.

thescrapmaster said...

This is so cute! I've never seen this before but will have to give it a try. Beautiful coloring!

~Samantha

Kelli said...

I love this Naomi! I will definitely be casing it!

Mandy said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving card! Thanks for sharing a great card!
- Mandy

gale said...

How pretty! That looks like a LOT of work! lol

Karan said...

Awesome step card! You have talent and patience- and it shows.