Monday, 10 February 2014

Masculine Step Card

Hello lovely ladies, and, possibly, gents!!  Welcome to my little crafty space.
Hope your day is going well so far.
I'm here to share another step card with you but it's a step card a little different from the norm.
I'm not sure whether it's a 'crossover' step card or a 'tag' step card or maybe even a crossover tag step card.  Yeah!!  I agree, that sounds just a little ridiculous!!  lol  To explain, I really love Crossover Cards.  You know, the ones that look like an open envelope with tags inside.  I also love Step Cards, so I decided to combine them into one card. Now, I'm probably not the first person to do this, but I haven't actually seen any around so I can't give anyone else credit for this.  The inspiration for this card actually came from Heather Jacob who has made some gorgeous Tags in a Pocket just recently.  The tags are based on her design but I wanted my card to be a bit different.  If you'd like to take a look at her incredible creations, you can find them HERE.
Anyways, here is my card.
 I've used Kaisercraft's Art of Life Paper Pad for this.  Other than the little button at the bottom, all the labels, etc. are from this Collection.
 All the papers are distressed and then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I've also added a little doodling around the edges as well.  Another inspiration from Heather.
 The film strip and the labels, as I said before are from the Paper Pad and also from the Collectables.  They've all been layered with foam dots to give them dimension.  The top piece has been covered in clear embossing powder.
The tags, as mentioned before, are based on Heather's design.  The labels are from the same collection and then I've simply folded some of the paper over the top of the tag and added the eyelets  and the twine.  As you can see, I've also attached a smaller tag to one of them for added interest.
 Here is the inside ...
 ... and a closie showing the build-up of the layers.
So, there you are ... a Centre Step Crossover card.  Hope you like it.

I've decided to enter this card into the Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More ...

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit and for any comments you may leave.  I read every single one and really appreciate you taking the time.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Stunning card Margy!!1 love that paper range, i'm sure you will win good luck dear!!! xo

  2. I totally love this! trust me ladies it is more awesome in person. so much detail.

  3. absolutely outstanding .. love love love ... very creative and inspiring x

  4. Wow Margy what an amazing project!!! Such incredible use of those wonderful papers, each little corner of this card ( which seems too simple a word for this wonderful creation) is full of inspiration... stunning all round!!!!

  5. This looks amazing, very clever design, and love the vintage feel of those papers!!

  6. Wonderful masculine card Marg!!!!! Love this!!

  7. Wow gorgeous masculine card. Love the colour palette, and the papers you have used. Great sentiments, and it even has manly rivets! (well eyelets really, lol)

    Thanks for sharing this stunner with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  8. Brilliant. I really love the way you have combined all the elements - and included all those sayings and sentiments. Really great card. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M. Cxxx

  9. Fantastic card Marg. Love those papers. Karen.x

  10. what a fantastic masculine card!!!

  11. So many layers and little hidden bits and pieces... it is such a cool masculine card Margy. Love the colours and the style of the card. You are so the card queen :D

  12. Margaret, this card is macsuline at it's best. Just stunning!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  13. Love love love this card, the colours, papers, layout - FAB, thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT :)

  14. Brilliant job Marg - this looks fantastic!

  15. This is just brilliant Marg!! Love the masculine touches - the colours & textures!!

  16. Hi.. Its beautiful.. I was thinking to recreate it for my husband's birthday.. Can you tell me more about crossover card.. How is it opening.. I was trying to figure out from inside image.. But din get it..

    1. Hello Tanya! Thank you for your sweet comment. The crossover part of this card is actually just a simple pocket (with a crossover front) that's attached to the front of the step card. It only has an opening at the top so the tags will slide in. I hope that helps you.


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