How exciting, the teaparty this week is in England and our guest of honor is Pat. I'm on a roll this week, I have already mailed the card!
This is a stair step card with a slight difference. I put steps on both sides of the card instead of just one side. I punched a Martha Stewart border and glued it on to the center panel, this is supposed to represent a bridge (ok I'm not an engineer, so work with me here). I used a window die to make the facade of a pub. I had trouble getting the pieces out of the top of window so I left them in and used lots of distress ink and a touch of Memento ink (London Fog...LOL) to make it look old. I put acetate on the windows. If you look straight through the windows you can see two cyclists on the back road. The pub only has a front window, no walls or roof, but we have already established I am not an engineer.
Pat loves flowers so I added a wrought iron fence and wrapped a some flowers around it. The otherside side-step has an english gentleman, complete with brolly looking at a tree and Big Ben. I forgot to mention that I also embossed the card. I didn't have a cobblestone EF, but this looks pretty close, I gently swished some silver ink across the squares to look more authentic.
I had heaps of fun making this card for Pat. Thank you for looking.
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 GMT Views: 1957
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Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 10:13 PM
Susie, this is fantastic!!! I think we will have to give you an honorary degree in engineering...for cards! You always have such amazing folds and creative details popping up or out! I LOVE your English gentleman looking at Big Ben! Looks like he is checking the time to make sure he has time to stop by the pub! LOL Love that you named the Pub too! The flowers are so sweet and add a wonderful punch of color! Like I said before...FANTASTIC!!!
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Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 10:24 PM
Susie you make the most fantastic and creative cards. This is amazing! Love everything you have done. Pat is going to love this. tfs
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Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:05 AM
OMG! I should go right now and delete my card and I've only seen two for this week! This is AMAZING! I love the umbrella guy and that he has enough time to just stand out in the rain watching time tick by! I never have enough time, thus my CAS cards and this one was like a 30 minute one, most of which was trying to get it uploaded! Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right? :)
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Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 10559
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:54 AM
Susie, your cards have so much thought put into them. Your gears must have really been rolling on this one. There are so many fun British elements with the dies, stamps, embossing and you even made a special double step card to top things off! If smiles don't come to Pat's face after seeing this card, it's because her face hurts too much from the burns~
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Registered: July 20, 2007 Location: Fergus, Ontario Posts: 43636
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 4:34 AM
Oh my goodness Susie....this is a fabulous creation! I can see you had a lot of fun with this.....it includes everything! The Tower, the gentleman with the umbrella to counter the frequent rains, the cobblestone street, the 'bridge', the pub with the cyclists outside, the flowers that grow so well in the moist weather! It's gorgeous!!
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12092
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 5:40 AM
Oh my Susie...this is so fun...and so unique...love the pub window..how could we possibly tour London without at least 1 pub...and the gentleman walking in the rain...wow...you really worked this one...and I think that looks like an aerial shot of Brooklyn Bridge...but I'm not telling London....teehee...so glad you could come to the party this week
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Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 6:08 AM
Susie, you make and decorate the neatest, coolest step cards! What a joy this one is, with it's wonderful British theme! With your great coloring and shading, this looks to be right out of the old industrial city!! WONDERFUL!