Monday, 17 February 2014

Center Step

Hello everyone and welcome to my bloggy space!! Lovely to have you here.
I'm back to share another card with you and it is another center step card, a feminine one this time.  I still have a lot of masculine cards I need to make but keep getting side-tracked.  It's the flowers, they distract me every time.  LOL!

The papers I've used this time are from Prima's Sunrise Sunset Mini Pack.  All edges are distressed and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I've layered some netting in between the papers and added a little gauze in one corner and a die cut as well.  The Die is the Honey Blossom Sprig Die  by Memory Box.  I think the paper I've used for the die-cut is actually from Kaisercraft.

 Did some lacing on the side panels by simply punching the holes and then using embroidery thread for the stitching.  Have seen this on so many other peoples' creations, I thought I would give it a try.  Must say I quite like it.  I know Miranda Edney does this quite a lot and I've also seen it on Heather Jacob's  work.
 The flower cluster is made up of some daisy type flowers from Seriously Scrapbooking ( I don't know the Manufacturer ) a small rose from Kaisercraft and a small spray from Ribtex.  There's also some gauze and die cuts as well.  The dark brown branch was actually cut with my Silhouette and the fern is a Joy Craft Die. 
The chipboard frame is from Little Birdie which I've coloured with Brown and Olive Versa Color and then coated in clear embossing powder.
The wooden flourish is from Kaisercraft. I've left it raw and just inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 
 Attached the usual strip of border punched paper on the inside.  The border punch used is Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Die.
As those of you who have visited here before probably realize, I quite enjoy making these Center Step cards.  They are a little more involved than the normal type of card because of the number of panels that need to be decorated.  It's not just the one surface, and I find it keeps the creative juices flowing and the brain working just a little harder to get it all to blend together.  Love it!!

That's all for today good people.  I do thank you so much for coming and hope you've enjoyed the visit.  
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Loved my little visit!! Always love your cards.. this one is exceptional.. love the colors and the chippies look marvellous.. I hope your day is going well!!

  2. An elegant and beautiful card which could be used for many occasions. I love the Autumnal tones :)

  3. wonderful and gorgeous card, love all the colour too

  4. WOW! you make the most amazing Cards Marg.... this is totally the colours and embellies. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  5. So much goodness on this card!!! I love the flower arrangement and the frame is absolutly gorgeous!!!!

  6. Marg, I always love your male card, but I do think I love the more feminine ones even better! This one is a complete stunner, totally gorgeous!!

  7. Very gorgeous! Another work of art Marg!! Loving that tulle!!!

  8. Such exquisite detail, Marg...I always love seeing your cards, they're always a true work of art! Beautiful work :)) x


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