Thursday, 10 January 2013

Stepper birthday card

For once I'm ahead with this card, it was lying on my desk partially made on WOYWW yesterday, now finished and made for Len's very special great-nephew, Edward:
I realised how few stamps I have suitable for a young chap, not yet into his teens but probably past LOTV little boy images - Penny Black to the rescue, although I think am gonna need to look seriously at Kenny K or similar for some future makes as all the boys are growing up so fast.

The big pennant on the front of the card was made to echo the little ones in the backing paper - and the sentiment is layered onto circles to echo the dots :) Subtle huh?

I used:

- A5 cream 'stepper' card

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Embrace' sheet

- backing papers from a free with QCME magazine, called 'Let's Fly Away'

- tangerine backing card

- sentiment stamped using an Elzybells stamp and SU's 'Tangerine Tango' ink pad

And, when the card didn't fit any A5 ready envelopes I had - out came the Enveloper Pro again, with heart in mouth and following Sarn's advice about adjusting sizes to suit plus snipping the corners - total success!!



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Di this is soooo gorgeous... thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x
PS. and yes saw pink on this, now wonder why that is??

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card, love it.
Hugs Tamara

Amanda said...

Lovely card Di, all the boys in our family are growing up fast too. I like Mo's for images especially the teen boys and they always like them too. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

Wahooo . . . terrific stepper card here. Perfect for the Great Neph.

Love all the pennants and the background papers. Glad the rejigged A5 env worked.

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di. Love the image, shape and fab papers. Congratulations on your success with the enveloper too, I still can't work it out!!
Caz x

House of Bears said...

We love this card, and it's great to be able to come back and see your finished creation

Viv said...

Great stepper card Di!

MiniOwner said...

Such a lovely card. TFS
Sue x
(Where are you in Hampshire? I'm in Emsworth.)

MiniOwner said...

Ah not far from my friend Christine. :o)
Sue x

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the shape,image and papers.

MiniOwner said...

Are there details of the crop anywhere? Christine goes to a regular crop that MA goes to, too. My email BTW sue at suehr dot fsnet dot co dot uk
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Di, fab stepper card! I've never made one of these - must have a go.

Sandra H said...

Your card Di is beautiful and that image is do for a few more years to come the layout is lovely l do like stepper cards don't see enough of them xx

Kathleen said...

Oh my Fairy Godmother, my wish is granted, great card, looked as though it would be, great image for a older boy and lovely paper, great stepper card.
It is difficult for older boys.

Kath x

Anne said...

Hi DI. You asked for an address for the fish and chip baby outfits. Just went to get link for you but it would seem that the people who had them from me the last time are no longer taking them. I have emailed another lady in the hope she can help and I will let you know if/when I have heard from her. Have you already made some? If not it might be better to look at other items they are now asking for. Will get back to you re this. Anne x

Hettie said...

Great card and of course I love the design of card!

Elizabeth said...

Super card, Di. Love all those spots and the PB stamp, of course. Like you, I really don't have a lot of stamps suitable for boys of a certain age - never think of it until a birthday comes round, by which time it's usually too late :( Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Faye said...

Digi Stamp Boutique do a great range of images for boys, if that helps. I love the image on this one, stepper cards scare me, so I always admire them. X

Bonnie said...

This is a sweet card, Di. I have grandsons from 1 yr. - 13 yr. and it's a challenge finding images for them.

Laura said...

Hi Di, really cute stepper card! I got myself a hougie board for Christmas and tried making my first stepper recently and failed big time! It really was ugly, do you have any tips for a simpleton like me who just can't get it right? Thanks,
Laura xx