Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Cuttlebug Spot - Step-fold Cards

We're continuing our card fold themed challenges this week at the Cuttlebug Spot with:

'Step-fold Cards'

I love the look of step-fold cards, great for an 'extra special' card, but have only ever made one before. It was a large A5 sized side step card (here's a link to it, and I also made a tutorial, which you can see here), so I thought I'd try something different this time, and made a square card, with 'steps' on each side. I've used an adorable Lili of the Valley bear ('Teddy with Bouquet'), which I coloured with watercolour pencils. I decided to keep the rest of the card white...something I love to do on Christmas cards, but thought it would really make the image stand out here. I used my Cuttlebug 'Floral Fantasy' folder for the embossing, and cut the flowers using one of the dies from my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet, adding little white pearls to their centres. I lightly distressed the edges with my distressing tool, and added a sentiment (from the CCSR set by Papermania).


Here's a view from the side to show the 'step' shape:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Cuttlebug Spot DT buddies.

19 comments:

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Helen. The image is beautifully coloured and the white embossing and flowers look fantastic. I think I may need to try a card this shape!

Kat x

Lici4ka said...

Такая прелесть!

Regina said...

What a stunning card! I like the flowers on the circle! Fantastic work!

Jannie said...

This is soooooooooooooooooo wonderful Helen, love all the white subtile details and that bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love him, he is soooooooooo sweet! I also saw your tutorial, very profesional and love that card too, especially that saying!! I will remember that one!

Like always, gorgious and still a fan!

love
Jannie

cebelica said...

Beautiful card! I really like this image! :)

I have a small candy at my blog, so feel free to have a look. :)

Have a great day!

Curlybear said...

Hi helen,
Thank you so much for beautiful card, it arrived today.

Have a great weeke hun,
take care Hugs Bridget :) x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

davvero meravigliosa questa card resto incantata... ciao

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Helen! LOVE the white on white and the image is adorable! How about a tut for this kind of step. LOVE it! xxD

Samantha said...

White card you rock!! awesome job! love love love this hugs Samantha :0)

Jac said...

Stunning and beautiful card, very effective. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Sharon said...

That's stunning, and looks everso complicated to make.

Lee said...

A really STUNNING card Helen.xx

Rebekah said...

Fab work thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments hugs Rebekah xx

Pauline C said...

Very pretty - love your coloured image against th white step card - makes the flowers look so spring-like:-)
pauline x

Donna said...

Helen, this is lovely. You colored your image wonderfully. I love all the embossing!

Brenda said...

Helen this is so soft and pretty! What a cute image. I love your white on white cards, you totally rock them!

Kerry said...

I really love seeing white on white with a little colour. Just lovely Helen.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Helen, love the embossed background.Thanks for joining in with us at this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!
Clairexx

"Um Buggin" said...

Helen, this is such a beautiful card! I love the white on white with a splash of color. All the embossing really stand out,creating a lovely spring effect.

Hugz, xx

~L~