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.
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.
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.
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.