Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ruff Day Side Step Card



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!

37 comments:

Look around the corner said...

this is so cute, i realy love it.

Eveline

Rhonda Emery said...

this is just too darn cute.

Eva said...

how very cute...Love it!
Eva :0)
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

scoutingmom said...

Such a cute card! Now I can't wait to try making one!

Sherrie K. said...

Love it:) Cute, cute scene!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Amber that is amazing! Love the flocking. Great job with all of the details!

shersl84bed said...

Amber this is darling. My favorite step card ever. You did a great job.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Marlene said...

Amber, that is really adorable! You're so talented, girl.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So cute! I have that cartridge and yet no pets, am always looking for ways to use it. Thanks! I love the way you added the elements on the folds. Looks fantastic Amber. x

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Amber, this is just too cute! I love this side-step card!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun fold card!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I LOVE this!!! This is a great style of card for the little scene you created!!! Sooooo cute!!!!

joni said...

ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE this!!! One of the cutest type of fold cards I've ever seen! You did an amazing job....great colors, and I love the puppy dog theme; so dang cute!
hugs,
joni

Glora said...

Aw, this is so cute. I need to try one of these too. So many cute cards and folds. Hugs- Glora

Stephanie said...

Adorable Amber. That little puppy is darling. Love the way you flocked the ears and gave him a little stickles to his nose. Too cute. Such a fun choice for you different style card. Hugs!

Kelly said...

OMG Amber, this is just as cute as can be. I find it hard to do step cards but this one is awesome!

GiGi said...

This is so awesome! I love how the steps have the different doggie elements! HOW CUTE!!!

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,This card is sooo FLIPPIN' CUTE!I LOVE the sweet puppy and your GREAT fold you used,AMAZING job with all the details!JUST BEAUTIFUL my friend!!:)

Cathryn said...

Beautiful card Amber! I have never seen one like this, gorgeous job! Hugs, Cathryn :)

My Quilling Nest said...

Hi Amber! I love your card.

quilled hugs,
Linda

*Star said...

Super cute card! I love all the little extras you added to make it pop, especially the flocked ears. So cute!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Maria Elena said...

Amber, this card is super duper cute ! Darling !!!!! Great job girl ;)
Thanks for commenting in my blog ;)
Have a great Thursday !
~Maria Elena~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

very cute card! love that doggie :-)

Debbie said...

This is adorable!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Too too CUTE! Love the colors and I noticed the food in the bowl right away! Fabulous! xxD

shelly said...

hi amber, this card is just too adorable. i love the step card the dog /animal image placement is perfect and am going to steal this idea :) thanks in advance :) hope your weekend is fun :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...love this. Super adorable. :)

jessica said...

Love your card!! so super adorable!
great job with this week's challenge :)

Jayne said...

Fabulous card and your attention to detail is amazing.Love how you brought the dog food to life!TFS.
Jayne
jayne-designs.blogspot.com

Indy said...

This is so darn creative and so adorable!!!

The Archiving Angel said...

Super fun & fabulous!
I adore the doggie. I mean how can you not?
The fold is cool too.
As always you did a great job.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Michelle said...

This is SO adorable!! I absolutely LOVE the details of the dog food! Thanks for posting the link to side step card. I did a center step, but it just would not fit into a regular envie and I didn't have the time to refigure the measurements! I am gonna have to try this one out!! :)

Hugs
~michelle

http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

This is fantastic...I love the scene you have creates. I just love this style fold. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays Challenge and good luck in the challenge!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fun, fabulous card! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Dr Sonia S V said...

Judy such an adorable card. I love dogs and so does everyone in my family. This idea is super for a dog lover
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Dr Sonia S V
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Michele F. said...

FABULOUS!!! I have yet to do one of these myself. You are inspiring me girl!!

Margie said...

OMG, AMBER, this is so darn cute!