Christmas Lodge Stair Step Card

Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge set 'Stair Step Card' This ‘stair step’ card made with the Christmas Lodge set is simple and pretty–and a major WOW in the 3D Christmas card department.

If you are reading this via email, you won’t be able to see the fabulous video that I created to show you how it was made.  BUT you can download the photo step-by-step instructions for this card (below).  If you are reading this via email, you can view the video in the article online here.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Stair Step Card PDF step-by-step NEW– for a limited time, you can get the kit of supplies (pre-cut cardstock and embellishments) for this AND three other projects FREE for your $75 online order (Americans only, sorry!).  In fact there are a few different projects to choose from. Read all about this offer and get the project sets and required accessories HERE.

Special FX background technique

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As promised, my video on the Special FX background (aka, ‘Direct to Paper’ technique) using Stampin’ Up! Crafter’s inks, Pearl Ex powders and Stampin’ Up!’s Iridescent Ice embossing powder (#101930).

Good Cheer Special FX background To recap what’s on the video in terms of supplies:

The card is using the Good Cheer set (#115326), the pine trees are from the new holiday set ‘Scenic Season’ and Winter Post (both on pg.35 in Stampin’ Up!’s new idea book & catalog).

The Stampin’ Up! crafter’s inks used are Whisper White, Always Artichoke, More Mustard and So Saffron.  I stamped the focal image in Black StazOn on Very Vanilla paper and colored in gently with the Stampin’ Up! Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons and an Aquapainter.

Good Cheer Special FX background card 'Detail Shot' I used Gold Encore pad sponged on to antique the edges.  I used iridescent rhinestones (2 sizes for effect) and Stampin’ Up!’s Chunky Sprinkles glitter which adds maximum iridescent sparkle!

A few years back, I posted samples using this ‘direct to paper’ technique here.  The posts leads to step by step instruction of this background technique… you can see it here.

You can buy an awesome set of Pearl Ex pigment powders from Dharma Trading online HERE (this is exactly the first set I ever purchased).  They are also my favorite source for fabrics for stamping and painting on. Good Cheer watercolor detail closeup

Hope you enjoyed the video… I am such a spaz… I have bruises on my arms, they aren’t dirty, LOL… I just walk into things.  [This is the problem with me being so OC about these videos… if I waited for perfect, you’d never see them!]