Good Monday morning.  Today I’m sharing a garden side step card made using the The Paper Cut Outer Stair Step Card.  To build my garden scene I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Wheelbarrow, Winter Tree, Tall Terracotta Pots, Wide Terracotta Pots, Small Ivy, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #1, Grass, Picket Fence and Watering Can

Come and see how I made this colorful and pretty garden side step card.

The Side Step Base

  • Mask off the tall left portion of the white step card with Eclipse tape.
  • Apply clouds using Tumbled Glass ink, a mini applicator and cloud template.
  • Cut grass strips using green cardstock.
    • Cut one strip 5 1/2″  wide and approximately 1″ tall.
    • Cut two strips 3 3/8″ wide and approximately 1 1/2″ tall.
  • Cut two green strips of cardstock to cover both the front and back of the center step.
    • Cut one strip 3 3/8″ wide and 1/2″ tall
    • Cut one strip 3 3/8″ wide and 1″ tall.
    • Cut one strip 3 3/8″ wide and 1 1/4″ tall.
  • Cut two sections of the picket fence using white cardstock.
  • Cut several sections of the Leaf Group using green cardstock.

Assemble the Base Pieces

  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the green strips to cover both sides of the center step and attach them in place. Note:  I covered the center step section of the side step card so nothing but green would show when the card was open.
  • Apply double stick tape to the lower back portions of the two grass sections to cover the center and back step section and attach them in place.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the picket fence and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the front grass section and attach it to the front card base.

Come and see how I made this pretty garden side step card.

Cut and Color The Tree

  • Cut the tree using brown woodgrain cardstock .
  • Apply Antique Linen ink by swiping the ink pad directly on the tree..
  • Cut the small ivy leaves using green cardstock.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.

Cut and Color the Small Flowers

  • Cut the small flowers using both red and white cardstock.
  • Color the center of the white flowers using Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach pre-made white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of larger red flowers using glossy accents.

Cut and Color the Wheelbarrow

  • Cut the wheelbarrow and watering can using gray cardstock and cut a second wheelbarrow using red cardstock.
  • Color the handlebars, feet and tongue of the gray wheelbarrow using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.
  • Hand cut off the handlebars,feet and tongue portion of the red wheelbarrow and attach it to the wheelbarrow base using rolled glue dots.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the red wheelbarrow to add shades of aging and dirt.
  • Color the wheel using a black marker and attach it to the wheelbarrow using glue dots.

Cut and Color the Flower Pots

  • Cut the flower pots using yellow cardstock.
  • Apply a light layer of Wild Honey ink to the pots using a mini applicator.
  • Apply a darker shade of rust to the flower pots using Rusty Hinge ink and a mini applicator.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to highlight the outer edges of the pots using a mini applicator.

 

Come and see how I made this colorful garden side step card.

Assemble the Garden Side Step Card

  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape and rolled glue dots to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the fence and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut off the branches of the some of the Leaf Group sections.
  • Attach small branches and flowers to the flower pots using glossy accents.
  • Apply flowers to larger sections of the Leaf Group using glossy accents, tuck them in behind the grass sections of the center and back steps and attach with glossy accents.
  • Attach flower pots to the back of the wheelbarrow using glossy accents and then tuck the wheelbarrow to the back step using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the flower pots and watering can in behind the front grass section and attach to the fence with strips of mounting tape.

I had lots of fun creating this garden side step card.  I love how the side steps allow for creating so much dimension and interest.  Have you tried you creating a side step card of your own.  If so please leave a comment here on this post with a link to your project.  I would love to see what you came up with.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day. 

 
The Paper Cut: OUTER Stair Step Cards
[ THP ]
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
[ RBB ]
Wheelbarrow 5147-01D
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Leaf Group die 5118D
[ RBB ]
5162-03D Small Ivy
[ RBB ]
Wide Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-17D
[ RBB ]
Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
[ RBB ]
Watering Can Die Cut 5147-12D
[ RBB ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wild Honey
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Rusty Hinge
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Judikins Eclipse Twins
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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