Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We're doin' "Step Cards" at Sassy Cheryl's! Aaaacck!

Hey there, sweet friends!! Happy Tuesday, one and all! Let's get right down to business, shall we? It's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog!! And this week the very sweet and talented DT "Sassette" Miz Ann is our hostess!! And she chosen a theme that really, REALLY challenged me!! This week's theme is . . .

Step Cards!
(Aaacckk!!)

Soooo . . . I've been making cards for many years and, until now, have managed to avoid making a "Step Card"!! hehe! I have no idea why I've never made one . . . I think they're such fun to look at! Oh, now I remember!! Making a "Step Card" would necessitate my reading and following instructions of some kind!

Well, as you can probably guess, I don't like following instructions! I see myself as more of a free spirit!!  Go figure! But . . . for my sweet Miz Ann, I found a tutorial by Beate Johns at Splitcoast Stampers HERE and actually followed the instructions! But, wait! Before I show you my card, I want to show you what my worktable looked like during what I like to call my "FIRST EVER Step Card" experience! 
Notice the Bloody Mary at the right! hehe!!

OK . . . onto my card!!
Ohhhhh how I miss the beach!! Now, more than ever!! And would you just look at Sassy Sally, smugly lounging in her fancy inner tube? Arrggh! I am green with envy!! Pea green, I tell ya!! 
This darling image is called  "Lazy Afternoon" and is available HERE at Sassy Cheryl's! Here's a view from the other side . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Image printed onto Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Barefoot Bliss" by Bo Bunny
Labels 2 die: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Sentiment: Whimsy
Clouds & wave dies: Memory Box
Sun stamp: Magnolia
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
 Safety pin, pearl, flip-flop punch, & other embellies: My stash
Colored with Copic & Shin Han markers & Colored Pencils

Now, since this is my first ever "Step Card", I wasn't quite sure what to do with the inside . . . especially since I can't consider my card finished until I've decorated the inside! So, I just covered everything I could with DPs! Here's a peek at the inside . . .
And . . . again, having never made one of these (have I mentioned that this is my FIRST EVER Step Card?! hehe!) , I wasn't quite sure what to do about an "artsy" photo!! So . . . this one was taken from kind of a weird angle which I'll call "artsy"! . . . 
Soooo . . . be honest . . . how'd I do on my FIRST EVER "Step Card"? Not too bad, eh? I am actually rather pleased with the results! I'm not sure I'll make another anytime soon . . . but I must admit, it was kind of fun!! (Of course, the Bloody Mary helped! hehe!) Now please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog to take a peek at what our clever Miz Ann and the rest of my talented DT sisters have created for your viewing pleasure! Then, grab your craft supplies and at least one Sassy Cheryl image and join us for this week's "Step Card" challenge! Remember . . . 

One lucky participant, selected at random, will win . . .
TWO Sassy Cheryl Digi Images!

DT Call:
Sassy Cheryl's is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL in June . . . 
Details are available at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog HERE!

Ooooh . . . I almost forgot! I've decided to enter this card into Wild Orchid's Challenge #77 - Sunshine

OK . . . now I'm done, I think . . . for now! Thanks bunches for stopping by!! Until next time . . . hugs!


23 comments:

Sharon said...

Greetings from SA Pat! Oh my word... your first step card, you must be joking...lol I hate these darn ones too and bought a few of them to decorate. You have done a FABULOUS job. Just love it! Will use yours as a guide when I next tackle a step card. Thanks for the inspiration Pat, this is GORGEOUS! hugs Sharon x

Alyce said...

how cute is this!!! i just love the whole scene and those colours go together beautifully :)

Shirley said...

Pat for your first ever step card, you did a beautiful job. You also picked the hardest one to do I'm thinking. Look at all those folds and pieces, and you did it without a Cameo. YOU ROCK girlfriend.

Ann English said...

Okay, now...your first?! Geez!!! This was my first, too, and now I totally want a do over! What a work of art! You never cease to amaze or impress me. Time to step up my game...hmmm...

Za ovinkom said...

So it's your first step card!?! It's adorable! You should post tutorial (for inside)! .o) I have never made step card ... maybe I will need whisky not just Bloody Mary to make it! he he he
I loooove your cards!
Have a great day!
Jasmina

Dawn said...

your first evah?? wowzers, girl, you put this one outta da park!! totally awesome!
uh, and your workspace... looks so neat and organized!

Sharon said...

Well Pat after looking at your desk I think I will forget making a step card. Hang on though - my desk looks like that all the time!!! Wish I could be a tidy crafter but don't know if there is such a thing.

Your card is amazing and I love the cute image and the papers. Well worth the effort.
Hugs Sharon. x
Hugs Sharon. x

Jayne A said...

I have to say I think you have done a wonderful job.
Hugs
Jayne

jkreucher said...

Oh My Gosh, I had a very long comment typed out, clicked comment and it said that there was a conflict for commenting or something. so Poof!
Here is the Short version.
I am amazed that this is your first step card. it looks fantastic, in every way! So amazed that you did the inside of it too!
love love love everything!
hugs to ya
Judy

catherine said...

Wow this is fabulous Pat for a first attempt at the step card. looks so beautiful. I think my desk would have looked ten times worse as measuring and me do not go to well together
x catherine

Dena said...

Now isn't this just the CUTEST ever!!!!! You even did the inside AMAZING!!!! I love it to bits Pat!!!
Hugs, Dena

Linda Compton said...

You are just too funny. I can picture you now pulling your hair out and sipping (guzzling) Bloody Marys. Well keep drinking GF because the end result is Over The Top!!

Candy said...

Absolutely wonderful work, Pat!!
Love the bright happy colours.
I haven't made one of these cards yet either - and for the very same reason LOL LOL
Big hugs, Candy

Dianne said...

I'm with you Pat following instructions, can't do it. Well you card turned out brilliantly so full of sunshine, all those papers were perfect.Enjoy your Margaritas and have a wonderful day and thanks for the how too..

ednamburgess said...

Know what you mean about step cards, but in the end they're worth the work. Yours turned out adorable. They now have dies that do the cutting, but don't include all step cards. Edna

Sassy Raggedy said...

Well Mz. Pat I see that "Bloody Mary" is almost gone...lol Oh my your card is fantastic and looks as if you have been making them forever...I love the image and that sun is wonderful. I also have never made one of these and will have to go and check out the tutorial...I am going to have to start like today on this challenge...Plus, pull the wine coolers out of the fridge...Wish me luck, I will need it....Hugz, joann

Jackie Mooney said...

Stunning as always Pat! I love all your patterned papers and beautiful added detail, your cards are always full of fun :)

Else Irene said...

So fresh and cool :) Thanks for playing with us in the Wild Orchid Challenge this week♥

nwilliams6 said...

You are a natural! You should do more and more of these step cards. Beautifully done! I am totally impressed! I love that you showed your desk here and your "secret" ingredient (that Bloody Mary - LOL). Fun stuff. Hugz!

Cynthia said...

You ROCKED this challenge, Pat!! Absolutely adorable step card. I'm glad you finally gave it a try!

Iulia said...

Wonderful step card, dear Pat; can't believe it's your first, it looks very much "experienced" to me...lol. Great choice of papers and that cute image is over the top adorable! love all the elements and especially the dimension of this card! Really beautiful work, worth the work!
Hugs, Iulia

Sabine Belasta said...

Dear Pat,

I can´t believe that this beautiful card was your first stepper card! So cute and really wonderful!

Hugs from Germany, Bine

Dena said...

Wow! That bloody mary really helped you to make one super fantastic card!!!!!!!!! Perfect papers for that summery feeling and I always have to remind you that I LOVE your coloring!!!!! Gorgeous work and congrats on the toot on the other blog! Of course, you totally deserve it, now go have another drink for a job well done!
Hugs, Dena