Again, this card was very involved, so I only made a few, but I think it was totally worth the time and effort. There's a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers that can show you exactly how to do the stair step card if you're interested. Once you have the card base made, it's simply a matter of adding all your additions. My first step was to sponge "snow" onto the card base with SU's Cool Caribbean (retired) ink. I then cut out 3 trees with PTI's Christmas Tree die using SU's Always Artichoke cs (also spongeing the edges) and then running them through the crimper tool. I then stamped "Blake" with Momento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics. After cutting him out, I played with positioning Blake and the tree's before glueing them down. My last step was cutting out the fence (PTI) and pine branches (MS punch) and attaching to the front of the card base and then adding little red bows (Michael's) and LOTS of glitter. Oh, and a star cut from silver glitter paper (American Crafts POW Glitter Paper) for one of the tree's and a q-tip dipped in white ink to make the "snow" on the tree's.
That's all for today, but I'll be back next week with more to share and hopefully inspire. I'd like to leave you with a quote from the devotional I read (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) that has just really spoken to me these last few days. "Bring me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you." In ALL things, (NOT just a few things, but ALL things) give thanks. He wants us to know that everything comes from Him and we need to thank Him daily and then watch Him bless your socks off! :0) Have a great "thankfull" day friends!