Earthen Elegance Step Card

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Today’s card is one that we made at my monthly in-person class this past Saturday and it showcases the awesome Earthen Elegance Suite. Of all of the suites in the new annual catalog this is the one that immediately got my attention. The earth tones are rich and the textures in the images are so realistic. This is a great suite for making masculine cards as well. The fun fold is a step card that I learned how to make at a recent Creative Retreat held by Kylie Bertucci and Lisa Curcio and while it might look complicated, is actually very easy to make.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Copper Clay cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 3/4″, 1 1/2″ and 3 1/2″. Crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Steps – For the large step cut a piece of Copper Clay cardstock at 3″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″ and 8″. For the small step cut a piece of the cardstock at 2″ x 7″ and score at 3 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Fold both of the steps in half on the score line and crease with a bone folder. Lightly crease the 1/2″ score lines.
  • For the steps cut one piece of Basic White cardstock at 2/7/8″ x 4 1/8″ and one piece at1 7/8″ x 3 3/8″. Adhere to fronts of step pieces. Cut one piece of the Earthen Elegance DSP at 2 3/4″ x 4″ and one piece at 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″. Adhere to Basic White pieces.
  • On scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock, use the Earthen Textures stamp set to stamp large vase and branch image with Pecan Pie ink and stamp the basket with Pretty Peacock ink. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating Earthen Textures dies.
  • Cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″ and run through die cutting machine with the large leaf die. Cut a piece of Pretty Pecan cardstock at 1 1/2″ x 4″ and run through die cutting machine with the fern die.
  • Adhere the large and small steps to the bottom front of the card base fold, leaving a small margin on both sides. Adhere the backs of the large and small steps to the back of the card, aligning the bottom of each to the bottom of the back fold.
  • Cut 7″ piece of Natural Wavy Trim, adhere one end at the back of the long vase and wrap it around three times, adhering the remaining end at the back. Adhere large vase to large step, cut off the stem from the large Pretty Peacock leaf and adhere with mini glue dots under the top of the vase. Adhere basket to small step and adhere the fern and branch pieces.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 1 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the inside greeting. I used the Biggest Wish stamp set, as the greetings fit perfectly on this narrow strip. I stamped “Happy” (block letters) with Pretty Peacock ink at the left side of the strip and then stamped “Birthday” (cursive letters) with Pecan Pie ink, staggering it to the bottom center. Adhere to card.
  • Add several Pretty Peacock gems from the Tinsel Gems 4-Pack to the large step.

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