Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share my card with you today! The new challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday is to have some fun with folds and create something other than the standard A2 card. It really inspired me to do this side step card, and I've been wanting to try a side step card for a very long time. Be sure and head over there to check out the challenge. You can see all the inspiration from the whole design team, and also enter your own project for your chance to win an awesome prize!
There are a couple of sizes of side step cards. This one folds into a 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 size to fit in a normal envelope. There are videos on Youtube of how to make them. The video I used for reference was made by Mary over at Cardz TV. You can watch it here. I did change the last fold line from 6 and 3/8ths to 6 and 2/8ths. I tried twice and it didn't fold flush before. Very likely my own mistake, but if you run into that problem you can try making that modification.
The grass at the bottom was created using a Martha Stewart border punch.
The rest of the cuts are all from the Cricut Lite Four Legged Friends cartridge.
The dog is cut at 2 inches. I added brown flocking powder to his ears to make them soft and fuzzy. He also has some Cinnamon Stickles on his nose and Waterfall Stickles on his collar.
The bone is cut at 3/4 inch. I used some Diamond Stickles to accent it.
The bowl is cut at 3/4 inch. I embossed the food portion with the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder, it turned out SO cute like real little pieces of dog food. I also added some Cinnamon Stickles along the bottom.
The house is cut at 2.75 inches. I embossed the roof with the Candy Cane Stripes Cuttlebug folder. I went around the blue parts of the house with some Waterfall Stickles.
The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Punny-Licious set.
I added one last detail by using my white gel pen to do some stitching.
Thanks so much for visiting me today :)
Be sure and try a fun fold and enter it at Whimsical Wednesday. I can't wait to see everyone's fabulous creations!