Friday, July 29, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #80 - Blooming Step Card

It's Friday again, (best night of the week), & it's Inkspirations time!  This week Keesh has set these fun colours:-

I've gone a bit OTT this week, & made a very "full" step card, lol:-

Here's what the steps looked like, before I started adding flowers & grass:-

 & this is what it looked like, before I decided to add a couple more flowers to accentuate the sentiment:-

Someone, somewhere in the world has probably used the scallop edge punch to make grass before, but if you are interested, here is how I made it:-

Firstly punch a strip of cardstock with the scallop edge punch:-

Then, with your punch turned upside down, place the strip back in & offset the bumps of the scallops on your cardstock between the dips of the scallops on the punch (don't line them up perfectly in the centre as you will have quite "chunky" grass):-

Your edge should look something like this (maybe not as blurry though, lol!):-  

As you can see above, it's not an exact science & you don't have to be too particular, seeing as grass can be a pretty random thing.

Next you need to put your cardstock strip back in the punch again, lining up the thicker blades of grass in the dips between the bumps on the punch.  This will be the result:-

As for the sentiment panel, I cut a 1" strip & achieved the fancy edge by using the piece on the outside of the punch (which would usually be waste).  I turned the strip around & punched the other end to match.  :)

Hope this has given you some ideas to play with.  :)

If you would like to play along in the challenge & see the awesome creations that that rest of the DT have provided, please check out the links:-
Card Components
All SU - please drop me an email if you have any queries.  :)