I took a good look through my paper stash to see which papers and images would work with the Side Step Card Blanks from Hot Off the Press. I decided to stay with a similar recipe, using oval die-cuts for the side area of the card and small stickers or die-cuts embellishing the “steps.” I have a Hunkydory individual card kit that is actually still available at www.paperwishes.com. The kit is called Pink Celebrate and has black Adorable Scorable (http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4006323). For the second card, I used more die-cuts and cardstock from the Lace in Bloom kit that is no longer available.
- Hot Off the Press Side Step Card Blank set http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4103426)
- Hunkydory Pink Celebrate Card Kit
- Pink foiled cardstock from my stash
- Black lacy Dazzle border stickers from my stash
- Hunkydory Lace in Bloom luxury card making kit
- Pink ribbon bow
- Glue dot runner
- Foam tape
For my first card, I decided that I needed to have the entire card, front and back, covered with the black Adorable Scorable. I traced the front and back of the cards onto the plain black cardstock from the kit and edged the pieces with black ink. I also measured the steps of the front of the card and cut them out of the black cardstock. I used some foiled pink cardstock from stash and traced the templates from the card blanks onto the back of the cardstock. This cardstock is a match for the pink foiling on the die-cuts from the Pink Celebrate kit. There are several die-cuts in this kit, but I chose the cake and the “Birthday Wishes” die-cuts from the set. I applied foam tape to the back of each die-cut. I used some lacy black Dazzles stickers from my stash, from some Dazzles stickers that are out of stock, but they have all kinds of border dazzles at www.paperwishes.com. The die-cuts have pink and silver foiling, and the card looks so elegant and classy.
For my second card, I found an oval die-cut with three roses in vases from the Lace in Bloom kit. There was a coordinating piece of Adorable Scorable with a ghosted rose print and silver lacy foiling on the border. I used the border edge of the cardstock on the “steps” and cut a piece without the border for the front of the card. I found some small, pink die-cuts of a butterfly and a heart with a silver foiled butterfly print, and a die cut that has silver lacy border that says “On your special Day” and stuck some foam tape to each of the die cuts and layered them on the card. I glued a pink bow to the bottom of the roses die-cut. This is also a very elegant looking card. I think that I will probably put these cards up for sale at my Etsy shop, which is also called Pretty Colorful. Because I don’t have a commercial blog account, I can’t post a link to my shop.
I really liked how my cards turned out.