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!

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!