It's day #3 of reveals for the April release at Ink to Paper! Today, we are introducing Where It Leads stamp set and dies + Cover Plate: Scenic Path + Just Sentiments: Steps + Inside Greetings: Steps.
With all the sentiments about steps...what else could I do but create a step card?! 😀 I checked out a couple of YouTube tutorials but finally got it figured out on the third try.
I used the leafy inlay from the Grateful Vine die and topped them with flowers from the Wreath Favor Box Sentiments set - both previously released. Instead of using the entire Scenic Path cover plate, I cut away a small portion of it. I also cut away part of the lower stairway image.
STAMPS: Where It Leads, Inside Greetings: Steps, Wreath Favor Box Sentiments
INK: Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Soft Stone, Weathervane, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Classic Kraft.
PAPER: RUstic Cream, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice.
DIES: Where It Leads, Border Bling: Grateful Vine, Cover Plate: Scenic Path.
After watching a recent tutorial on creating shadow box cards by Jennifer McGuire (see link below in supplies used), I decided it might be fun to use the Scenic Path die to create a scene... and it was surprisingly easy!
The Love to Layer: Torn Edges die was used for the frame and sponging of the edges adds a dimensional detail. A cloud stencil was used with a very light blue ink to give some interest to the sky.
The card has an accordion-like fold which allows it to fold flat into an A2 sized card and springs open when removed from the envelope. The bird was adhered to a 1/4" strip of acetate and attached to the accordian fold which gives it some movement.
STAMPS: Where It Leads, Just Sentiments: Steps, Joyous Holiday.
INK: Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, True Black.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Spring Moss.
DIES: Cover Plate: Scenic Path, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Love to Layer: Torn Edges, Joyous Holiday.
*Credit for this technique given to Jennifer McGuire who made an easy to follow tutorial for shadow box cards on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf7VUT_jN8I&t=780s)
My last card for the day is a mini slimline size (3 1/2" x 6"). The background was color blended on Bristol Smooth Surface paper, then die cuts were added.
STAMPS: Where It Leads, Inside Greetings: Steps.
INK: True Black; Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock feathers, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy distress oxide inks.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Limeade Ice, Spring Rain.
DIES: Cover Plate: Scenic Path.
OTHER: Brown Prismacolor pencil; Cloud stencil.
Tomorrow will be the last day of reveals, then you can go shopping on the 15th! Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations HERE for more inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by...have a great day! ~Wanda