Sunday 3 June 2012

1st Stair Step Card

For some time now I've wanted to try a different multi-fold card other than a gate fold or an easel. When my son asked me for an 18th birthday card for a school friend who loved Harry Potter, I finally decided to go for it! Thanks to Debs, I had a super tutorial to follow off You Tube & after watching it a few times, the Hougie board & I got to work.

Images are fantastic Bugaboos, coloured with Promarkers, & the end result is this;

I so enjoyed making this card - after putting it off for months, and it's defo a style I'll repeat as I'm so pleased with the end result! Tricky card to photo though, but I'm sure you get the general idea.

Catch The Bug - June Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Ribbon
Crafting For All Seasons - Many Layers
4 Crafty Chicks - Include a tree/shrub
Totally Papercraft - More than 1 fold
I Love Promarkers - Use a digi - or 4!
Phindy's Place - Pile It On
Glitter Geeks - Superheros - HP was Alan's super hero for years!
Make It Monday - Old Card but one I'm very proud of! - I'm never sure with MIM if leaving a comment on another card is what is required, or mentioning another card on your post - perhaps someone will advise. Anyway, I have left several comments, but this card by Sarah particularly caught my eye - isn't it a beauty!

Finally, Tracy, you've done it again, putting in a die cut and making me want yet another item! The fence die used above was supplied by Dies to Die For free in my last order! Hopefully when Tracy reads this, she'll tell me what it is so I can order my own one!


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow so glad you got it sorted and found a tutorial.. it was definitely worth it!! A fabulous card .. love ll the images
Lisa x

Tanya said...

OMG.... I think this is the best card I have ever seen EVER. Hagrid, and Harry and the Burrow! And the whomping willow as well :D amazing! :D

Tags xx

Louise Welsh said...

This is just brilliant. Thanks for joining in at the glitter geeks blog challenge. Louise xx

RoseC said...

Janice, your card elements and images look magnificent on this great Harry Potter-themed step card! It displays beautifully and is definitely a keeper! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Add a Ribbon" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

kbrandy4 said...

This is brilliant for a first step card!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck!!
Hugs Hazel xx

PS. I have candy if you're interested!!

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Janice this is awesome!! My son would love this even at nearly 23 he loves Harry Potter! I have Harry and Hagrid I have to get that castle now!
Great great card
Hugs Laurie x
Just seen you have entered Diva's so thanks for sharing and good luck xx

Carol C said...

Lovely card, unfortunately at Glitter Geeks the rules are that each card can only be entered into 10 Challenges. Hope you join us another week, Carol :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant What a great card, I love everything about it. Love Hxxx

Kathyk said...

Fabulous work, your card looks simply wizard!!! (sorry!)


Claire said...

This is brilliant Janice. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

This is fabulous, and what a great theme. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Crafty Loops said...

Wow this is amazing, I love it. Lee x

An Occasional Genius said...

What a work of art! This is brilliant & will definitely be treasured by the recipient! Well done you!! xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

This one fantastic card hun...
hugs and xxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Janice, thank you for your lovely comments, l have just been taking a breather and catching up on allotment and being totally unsociable x Great card, love the shape and the images are fantastic. Take care x Susan x

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Janice this is awesome.
Glad to have helped point you in the right direction for the tutorial.
Have a wonderful day.
Take care
Debs xx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic jancie.stunning shape and i love the gorgeous images and colours :D

xx coops xx

Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH this is amazing! I'm sure your friend will LOVE this...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Berry said...

This is great fun thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Min said...

What a way cool card! Terrific work!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our Stella Says Sketch challenge and the chance to WIN!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a FUN step card. Love your details. Thanks so much for playing along with the Creative Card Crew

Tamie said...

Super cute! I love the layout and the amazing colors you used. Not to mention the images and the tree is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Carly said...

Sensational! You have given me a huge grin from ear to ear.

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

xoxoxo Carly

sgc said...

What a fantastic card!!!!! I LOVE it. Think I may have to try a stair-step card with these images. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

Joy said...

thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! JOY DT

Paul said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I'd love to have this sent to me on my birthday. I love Harry Potter (even read the Welsh versions!!!). Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, love it!! Great folds and so many fabulous elements too.
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a fabulous step card -- love what you did with the Harry Potter images! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

Kathy said...

This is WONDERFUL! What a cool scene you've created on this step card, so creative! Thanks for joining the Phindy's Place "Pile it on" challenge.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card, I'm positive that's why it won!!!

Rene said...

This.Is.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a second at our second prize!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Rene said...

Me may want to pop by my blog tomorrow night! ;D

Unknown said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan too so going to have to suss out those images!! Fantastic Stepper Card as well, I always gets a bit daunted by them too!!
Nat -x-