Monday, November 14, 2016

Center-Step Mushrooms

Hi, Lois here today.  If you have followed my blog at all, you know that I love making fun-fold cards. One of my favorite fun-folds is a center-step card, one of which I have for you today.  I'm using more of the In the Forest 2016 release from CottageCutz dies.

Supplies for this card are:

Green cardstock cut 10 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Chocolate cardstock cut 3 1/2" x 4" and 3/4" x 5"
Cream cardstock cut 3 3/8" x 3 7/8" and 5/8" x 4 7/8"
Scraps of green, red, gray, and brown cardstock
Distress ink - Bundled Sage, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Weathered Wood
Sponge applicators
Polka-dot patterned paper

To create the card base, lay the green card base into a paper trimmer longways at 3/4".  Cut a slit from the 1" mark to the 6 1/4" mark.  Move the card base to the other side and repeat.  Score outside the slits at the 1", 2" and 6 1/4" mark.  Score between the slits at the 5 1/4" mark.

Fold at the score lines with a mountain fold at the 1" mark, valley fold at the 2" mark, mountain fold at the 5 1/4" mark, and mountain fold at the 6 1/4" mark, creating the stepped base of the card.

Cut the various small pieces using the dies, using adhesive sheets behind the delicate greenery and sentiment for ease of attaching to the card.  I did not need the cattails on the grass pieces, so I trimmed them off.

Sponge the lower edge of the cream panels with green ink.   Layer the cream panels to the chocolate panels and adhere to the card base.  Color the die cut pieces with distress ink as you desire and adhere the large mushroom, one of the small mushrooms, snails, and greenery to the cream panel as shown on the photo.  Adhere the grass pieces, other two mushroom, mouse and hedgehog to the small cream strip, as shown.  Place the sentiment in the upper right-hand corner.

Cut two strips of patterned paper 1/2" x 4" and adhere to the side panels as shown.  You can place a piece of cream cardstock on the inside if you wish.

Completed card.

Dies used on this card are:


Winnie and Patty said...

Just love this wonderful center step mushroom card! The little creatures lined up below the mushrooms really make this card!

Janja said...

Very beautiful card.

Mary Marsh said...

you always do such a great job on these fancy fold cards Lois-I love this one-awesome work

Joanne said...

I love your beautiful card Lois.

Tam said...

so cute!! I think I need to add those critters to my wish list! CottageCutz is killing me!!

karen said...

Love everything about this card. The animals are adorable.

Anita Kejriwal said...

What a beautiful card. Almost out from a woodland.

creative lady said...

Beautiful card!