Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Simple Step Card

Hi All, enjoying your summer?
It's been pretty darn hot here but I am NOT complaining,
much better then snow/cold!!

Our challenge at Back To Basics and Beyond is to make
a simple 'step card'.

I used a video HERE for mine.

Since it is summer, I decided to go with a fun summer card.
I had a lot of fun making this card and it was very simple!

I had a piece of watercolor paper that I was messing around with
Nuvo Shimmer Mist Nebula Blue
quite awhile back and it actually is what started this card.
I used a wave die and cut it from that paper,
and it worked out pretty good, all nice and shimmery,
just like waves are!

I also added six sail boats to the step parts on the waves....
My lighthouse die fit perfectly on the front panel
and of course what is a lighthouse without seagulls?

We would love to have you join us at 
Back To Basics and Beyond.....
make sure to visit to see all the different variations the team has designed
to inspire YOU!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafaholics R Us .... Turquoise 
Simon Says Monday Challenge .... Summer Fun
International Art & Soul .... Summer Fun
Simply Create Too ... No Patterned Papers (m)
Crafty Catz .... Summer Fun
Get Creative .... Shaped Cards (m)

Dies:  Cheapo Lighthouse
Impression Obsession Lake Birds and Sailboats
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Life's A Beach


aussie aNNie said...

Love the stepper and the added fab dies. Looking forward to this challenge too.xx

meg said...

Wow, lots of interest on all the steps fabulous make.

laurie said...

Wow..this is an awesome step card!Love the nautical theme.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely fabulous Diane, I love the nautical theme and all the elements, great design, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful stepper card, love the overall design.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Diane! I love all the time and effort placed into putting tiny die cut pieces together like that! Wonderful waves with white capes, and beautiful summery colors! hugs, de

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous card, love your scene very summery, long may this good weather last

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, WOW, this is amazing!! Really fabulous background pieces you made, and all the dies fit perfectly for the step card. I have some step cards a friend cut and sent for me to decorate, but I don't seem to have good ideas for them. This is awesome. I do love those little sailboats. You asked about bugs. We aren't usually bothered too much by them, probably because it's not too warm here. I saw a couple of dead mosquitoes in the house yesterday, and a giant mosquito dragon flying around. I told Rich the mosquito dragon wasn't doing his job. Or maybe he is, or else we'd see more mosquitoes.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Whata fantastic stepper card, My boys Grandad would love this card having been in the navy as a lad. Hazelx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so amazing, Diane!! I love the nautical details!! The lighthouse is gorgeous!! The waves are fabulous!! And I love the sailboats, too!! This makes me want to be at the beach right now!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Aunty Sue said...

fab detail on this great card and thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.
I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
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Billie A said...

Cute card. Love the step card and all of your boats. Great look and fun. Thanks for sharing over at Craftaholics R Us.
Billie A
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Maura said...

Oh my! What an amazing card! Love all the different layers of your beautiful ocean and lighthouse scene, very cool! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

Chriss America Real said...

This card is wonderful! I feel like I am at the beach when I look at it! I love how you put all of this together and thanks for the tutorial too!

Thank you so much for joining us at International Art & Soul. Hope to see you next challenge!


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Ellen said...

Such a lovely scene! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen