Saturday, March 7, 2015

IBS Saturday Designer Spotlight - Center Step Card

Happy Saturday!

Welcome my Inspired by Stamping friends. I am excited to be in the Saturday Designer Spotlight today! 

I have made a center step card using the Tropical Paradise and Summer Fun stamp sets. I apologize in advance to my Northern Hemisphere visitors who are going to want to escape the cold and take a tropical vacation after seeing today's card!

I started by stamping the scene image from Tropical Paradise on a piece of smooth, white card stock, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, and putting a circle mask in the top left for the sun. I began sponging from the bottom up, using blues, browns, yellows, oranges, and purples. Once the sponging was completed, I stamped the sun and seagulls, both are part of the Tropical Paradise stamp set, and sponged the sun with two yellows.

The sentiments, from Summer Fun, were stamped directly on the patterned paper.

I used the Summer Fun Silhouette Cut File to cut the flip flops, palm trees, and waves.

To create a center step card, start with a piece of card stock, 5 1/2 x 11. Place the card stock in your paper cutter (5 1/2 side should be at the top) at the one inch mark, and cut down from one inch to 6 1/2. Turn your paper over and repeat. Turn your paper the other way (11 inch side along the top) and score at 1, 2, and 6 1/2, only to the cut line. Turn paper over and repeat. Lastly, score at 5 1/2 between cut lines. May sound a little confusing, but it is easy.

Here you can see how the center step card gets folded:

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I am happy to answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


kolohebratt808 said...

Wow! I live on Maui and I can feel the sand between my toes just by looking at your beautiful card!!!

Regina said...

traumhaft! Am liebsten möchte ich jetzt da am Strand liegen!

wünsche euch ein wunderschönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße

Karli said...

This is a beautiful card. Luv the sponging and the colors you chose. Bravo!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Lisa!! It does make me want to take a tropical vacation!! I love the colors and all of the details!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend :)

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S. Thomas said...

GORGEOUS card, Lisa! It makes me want to take a vacation on a tropical island somewhere. I love step cards. I bought a Crafts-too step card die that makes it even easier (I'm lazy!).

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and I love the step design. Thanks for including thr measurements as I have not made one of these in a very long time and had forgotten how.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lisa.

Deepti said...

Oh wow! How creative and beautiful !

Diana Auberle said...

What a wonderful card. Makes me feel like summer is just around the corner. :)

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Love that sunset!
Have a great day!

Beth said...

wow that background Lisa is so gorgeous looks like something on a picture postcard....beautiful work on this stepped card.

Beth said...

wow that background Lisa is so gorgeous looks like something on a picture postcard....beautiful work on this stepped card.

Mynn Kitchen said...

Lisa, I think this is absolutely AMAZING. I LOVE the beautiful colors you used and those silhouettes are perfect! Gorgeous card, friend! I LOVE IT. HUGS! :) Mynn xx