Thursday, January 19, 2012

Side Step Card with Pepe

Hello Everyone,

The weekend is nearly upon us and I’ve knocked up this Side Step card, doing a little each night this week after work until it was finished.

The image was coloured with Copic Pens
Cheese: Y11, Y21, YR07
Ribbons: R22, R24
Eyes/Teeth: E81
Pepe: C1, C3, C5
Flower Stems: YG63, YG67


I used Rosie’s Garden DP and the image is from The Paper Shelter and it’s a digi called PepeL’SourisInLove. I’ve cut the image out with a spellbinder Labels Four die and I’ve done something a little tricky!

I cut around sections of the picture that were outside the frame with my cutting knife (around the flowers and the feet),  and pulled them above the nestie before running it through my Big Shot.

This left those areas outside the cut and it looks like Pepe and his flowers are actually layered onto the label die, but he isn’t. It’s all one piece of cardstock! Pretty tricky hey?

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I wanted to have a bit of fun with this card and played around with the sentiment on it. The “love is..” sentiment is a clear stamp  from Kaiser and I added on the next layer back a cheeky “or perhaps cheese” using some Kaiser tiny alpha stickers.


I’ve coloured and cut a few extra Cheese hearts and an extra flower.
A yellow headed stick pin through the ribbon finished it off. I stuck a couple of small glass beads onto the bottom of the pin to cover up the pointy end so it doesn’t stick into you when handling the card.


I also adhered some baby yellow paper roses to the centres of the flowers to give some dimension to it. I don’t know if you can see it below, but on the edge of the label I’ve run some puffy paint in a pearly apricot colour. I’ve had this kids paint – it comes in a pen like glitter glue – for some 12 months in my stash and I reckon it was about time I started to Use It Up !

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Here is the card from the side so you can see how it folds in steps.

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I think I’ll enter The Paper Shelter DT call and see how I go. I’ve only recently found their shop and really like the variety of images.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges also:
Just Tracys Crafts Challenge for the New Year is Love is in the Air

Well that’s it from me until sometime over the week-end when I’ve had some time out to do a little more… Of course you could go check out My Blog Candy and perhaps win yourself a little bundle of goodies Smile


Wendy L

Wow, this is bright and breezy. Lovely. xxx


Wow, I love side step cards and this one is soooo cute!!
Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's and good luck,

papertrails leaver

love this and have to try! Thanks for sharing!


Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!! LOVE that sentiment--and the cheese. ;)


Wow what a clever card! Thanks for playing along at Just Tracys. Jill


This is so cute and clever!! That mouse is adorable and I love how you used the little roses as flower centers! What a fun card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Stamping Boutique! :)


wow - this is so cute. I have never made a card this way, but after seeing this, have to give it a try. I just love the images used. Thanks for joining us at Just Tracys.


Tracey Manderson

Great style, and very cute card! Thanks for joining us at TPS and good luck with the DT call.


This is so cute! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.