A Step Ladder for Father’s Day

Good Morning! I had a great time at the shoebox swap I attended on Saturday. It was so fun to meet other stampers and get some new great ideas. My room, on the other hand, is still recovering and I think it is going to be awhile before it is back to normal. This is the last week of school for my kids, so I have a bunch of teacher gifts to make, which means my room is going to be hit again. Oh, well — better to be a mess & be used than to be clean & unused.

Today I have a new card for Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week is a challenge to create a step ladder card. (A tutorial can be found HERE and a slightly different take on this card can be found HERE.) This was my first step ladder card and I have to admit that it did give me a challenge. Once I got going, it came together nicely.

Isn’t that cute? This week is sponsored by Soft Pencil, so I used the Happy Sailors image. This image worked perfectly for making a Father’s Day card from my kids. I separated the boy & girl from the sailboat image before printing. I then printed the sailboat and sun twice, along with the kids. The sailboat and sun became the main image. The kids are cut out and taped in the second fold of the card. With the second sailboat and sun, I cut out the sun’s center with a punch and popped it up on a dimensional. The sails are cut out as well and popped up. The thin panels are Barely Banana embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder. I added in some little knots of May Arts polka dotted ribbon on each side. The sentiment is computer generated, using the same font as the Will & Grace show (Found on a free font site). I punched it out with my Word Window and matted it on Barely Banana punched out with the Modern Tag punch. When I started out with this card, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I love it!

Do you want to play along? Create your own step ladder card and link it up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. This week is a judged challenge, so you want to bring your A game!

A Step Ladder for Father’s Day
Stamps: Soft Pencil Happy Sailors
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Select White
Copics: B000, B00, B52, B69, E00, E11, E13, E33, E35, R81, R85, Y17, Y19
Other Stuff: Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder, May Arts ribbon, Modern Tag punch, Word Window punch, dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ll have my shoebox swap card to share with you.
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