Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #153


It's Tuesday again, and that brings us to another Timeless Tuesday with the Friends of Flourishes blog team! Cindy Haffner is our hostess this week, and she's challenging us to create Center Step Cards.  You may think these are really hard to do, and I did too the first time I tried to make one, but they're super easy and fun to do!  Check out Frances Byrne's great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers HERE.  I decided to scale my card down and make it so it'd fit in an A2 envelope.  My card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  In Step 1 of the SCS tutorial, my cuts were made from 1" to 5 1/4" (instead of 6 1/2").  In Step 2, I still scored at 1" and 2" at the bottom, but scored the top folds at 5 1/4" instead of 6 1/2".  And in Step 4, I scored at 4 1/4" (instead of 5 1/2").  I hope that makes sense!  If not, just email me!


I used the beautiful Pears stamp set for my card, coloring on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Copics from the New Leaves, Sunflower, Evergreen and Flesh Tones 2 collections.  My sentiment is from the Tag Lines stamp set, and this designer paper is from the Picadilly 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey.  I cut out my pear image with the Labels 8 Nestabilities die.  Below is a side view of my card, showing the "steps."


Be sure to visit the Timeless Tuesday team members for plenty of Center Step inspiration...

Cheryl Lea, January Guest Designer

And stop over at the Flourishes blog for all the challenge details!  Just by playing along with this fun challenge, you can be in the running to win $10 to spend in the Flourishes online store!

Happy stamping!


15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oooo, I love how you tilted the main image panel and let if fall along the bottom strip. This WAS a fun challenge. It was my first step card, but won't be my last. ~Hugs, Cheryl

Joann6274 said...

this is so cute! I wanna try this but it does look hard lol

Beate said...

Lovely card, Tammy!
Hugs and smiles

Heather Jensen said...

So very pretty Tammy. I love the alterations you made to the measurements. Fabulous job! :)
Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Tammy! Those pears look mouthwatering!

Cindy Haffner said...

Tammy how BEAUTIFUL!!~

Barbara said...

Love that you made this an A2 sixe and look at that gorgeously colored image! Beautiful, gf!

Carole said...

Hi Tammy, fab card and I love the tilt, very impressive.

Diane said...

How pretty...the pears look so real, and love the colors you chose!!

Liz Williams said...

What a great joice of dp for this card! Your coloring is superb!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Beautiful Tammy!! I am off to try this one!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Tammy! Hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Great minds think a like, lol! I love your center step and card size, Tammy! Super pretty design! Your coloring is bold and beautiful too!

gg nurse said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is fabulous! I really need to try & make something with the Pears set, but coloring is not my forte. You've inspired me, though, to make an attempt.

redwasher1 said...

I love this set and your card is stunning!!