Friday, November 9, 2018

Guest At Crop Stop

It is my privilege to be a guest designer at the Crop Stop blog.  What I chose to showcase today here and on their blog is a side step card.
Here is a pic of the card and then we will go on to a few "how to's".
I don't pull out my small cutter very often because I usually use my guillotine cutter and ScorPal board but for this card a smaller cutter is necessary.
I started with a 5 1/2 x 81/2 piece of orange cardstock. After cutting the line shown on the template, I moved the cardstock to my ScorPal to make all the score lines.

 Here is a side view to show the valleys and peaks:

After making the base and adhering the dotted patterned paper with Tombow Adhesive tape, the really run part began - stamping the cake, the cluster of balloons and coloring them.  Both the cake and the balloons are cut out with coordinating dies.  The large balloons were cut from cardstock (with Stamploration dies) that matched the Copic colors I used on the small balloons.  The sentiment piece is cut with a Spellbinder circle die and backed with a Spellbinder scalloped circle die. After coloring the cake, I added liquid pearls to the dots on the cake.
All the balloons and sentiment are adhered to the "steps" with Scor Tape.  The last step was to pop the cake up with dimension foam tape. 

Here are the products I used: 

Paper Sweeties stamps and dies
Stamploration balloon dies
Spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies
Scor pal
Liquid Pearls - White Opal and  Cantalope 
Thank You Crop Stop for asking me to contribute today. 

Die Cut Divas - anything goes
ScorPal - birthdays 
Daily Marker - 30 day challenge 
Addicted to Stamps - anything 
Word Art Wednesday - anything 
Stamploration - theme - rainbow colors


  1. What a wonderful birthday card. WOW. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. A lovely side step card, Marsha! And your cake and candles perfectly coordinate with those fun papers. Thank you for playing along with my coloring challenge :)

  3. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.
    Dawn DT

  4. I just love step cards and yours is so colorful and fun! Whomever receives your birthday card will be lucky! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge. Jerrie

  5. A lovely rainbow card, such an unusual shape. Thanks so much for joining our sketch and theme challenge at STAMPlorations x

  6. Gorgeous card that you have made - stunning! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

  7. A beautiful bright and cheerful birthday card. I like the shape and design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies