I have a long standing tradition with my sons on their birthdays. When they were little I made very busy cards because they liked looking for all of the details. I'm still making detailed birthday cards even though my son is turning 18. I used the splitcoast tutorial to make a sidecstep card. Other than the card itself, everything is stamped or printed onto white cardstock and colored with pencils or sponged ink. The cloud backgrounds use a home made cloud stencil (splitcoast tutorial) with memento blue ink sponged on top. All of the figures are from kenny k downloads and are colored with prisma pencils and gamisol. The waves and grass were punched with punches then sponged with ink. Enamel accents were added to the clouds and waves. The tree was cut three times with an old sizzix die cut on white cardstock. After sponging the trunk brown and the leaves green, I embossed them and highlighted with more ink. The grass pieces were glued to sand paper to look like ground and everything was popped up using dimensionals.
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013 GMT Views: 543
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 26734
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 9:38 PM
Ah my very favourite type of card. I love stair step cards and cards that tell a story. You sure have ricked all the boxes here. This is absolutely wonderful. Your colouring is terrific. Happy Birthday to your son.
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