It's time for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jenny Gropp has challenged us to create using a Christmas or Hanukkah theme. No avoiding the holidays this time, LOL. I looked at my stamps and only had one set that hadn't seen any ink this season, and that was Season of Simple Grace.
This stamp set seems to encourage people to do unusual folds, which is not something I'm normally drawn to. I looked around a little at some other cards and folds and decided to do a stair step card. This is my first time doing one of these, so please be gentle! I also realized that this is a tough card to photograph, so I'm including more photos than usual to try to show you everything I did.
I started with naturals ivory cardstock and folded it following Beate's tutorial. Next I stamped the images - the three kings and holy family are in elegant eggplant, and the shepherds and star in soft suede. I used my Sakura clear glitter pen to accent parts of the images - well, except for the shepherds. I didn't imagine them being glittery! Then I cut out the star and adhered it over the baby Jesus, and layered all three images on eggplant cardstock.
To decorate the steps, I wheeled the Sassy Sparkles wheel with soft suede ink and cardstock, and again accented with glitter pen, then punched the edges with the eyelet border. I added purple organdy ribbon to the tallest step before I attached it to the card, then I staggered the three images so you can (I hope!) see all three.
Finally I added the scripture (from the same set), which I cut with Nestabilities. I also added the ribbon bow, just for a little something extra! Tell me, how did I do? I feel very unsure of myself when it comes to something that's not standard card shaped!
Make sure you go check out all the OCC team samples, and we hope you will want to play along this week. I know I'm really starting to get in the holiday mood!