How do you like this card? I made this for the Late Night Stampers Weekly Challenge of making a Stair-Step card. I have to admit, I was a little intimidated at first and couldn't find directions anywhere but finally conquered my fear and came up with my own directions! The card itself is actually very easy to construct. Of course, the watercoloring on the three stamped images took a little time but that's OK. I find watercoloring very relaxing and believe me, I needed some relaxation this afternoon!
To make the cardbase, I began with a 5 1/2 x 11" piece of Whisper White cardstock. With the long end at the top of my paper trimmer, I scored the cardstock at 1.5, 3, 5, 7 and 9" and then folded on the score lines, accordion style. You can get a better look at the folds in this side-view photo. I took another piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" whisper White cardstock and SNAIL'ed it to the back fold. I took a piece of 5 1/4 x 4" Night of Navy, ran my Embossing Buddy over it (especially important when embossing on dark card stock), Wheeled on the Sweet Stars Jumbo wheel images with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver embossing Powder. I then adhered that to the larger Whisper White cardstock piece.
Then the fun starts! I stamped each image from Holy Triptych with Black Stazon Ink and then colored in using Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Blender Pens. I cut out the images and mounted them on each accordion fold - the wise men on the first, the Holy family on the middle, and the angel on the back card base that was already embossed with stars. And that's it! Pretty easy, don't you agree? And certainly no reason to be intimidated! As you can see from this final photo, when you fold it all up, it measures the same as a standard card and will easily fit into a standard medium envelope.
So there you go! Learn a lesson from me -- don't be intimidated by new techniques and projects! Give it a try! I would love to see what you come up with!
Come back soon -- more inspiration is in the wings! Blessings, Gretchen