Monday, 13 October 2008

Simplify!

Life these days is complicated. A quick reminder of the important things doesn't go amiss every now and again, I think: live-laugh-love. If you can do that, you have it licked!

Today's technique lover challenge over on Splitcoast is a cute stair fold card and I thought it would be perfect for a little flock of primitive sheep.

Stamps are from the new Primitive Singles line at Cornish Heritage Farms, releasing tomorrow.
- Live-Laugh-Love
- Primitive Sheep

Paper: Herbal Garden Dark (Prism), hammer texture ivory

Ink: Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other: star brad, piercing tool, Scor-it, sponge

If like me, you don't have a piercing template, sketch or stamp a swirl onto scrap paper and pierce along the lines, just eyeballing the distance between holes. A little difference just adds to the homespun charm on a project like this!

I don't cut out the fiddly bits like the legs on this sheep - just stamp on your project, then cut out the main part of the image from your ivory cardstock and stick it over the image you stamped on your card base and your sheep's legs will look perfect!

TFL!

12 comments:

Karen said...

hahahaha those sheep are gorgeous Joanne...you are so right about the sentiment too X

Kaz said...

Love this Joanne. Good tip about the legs too.

Janice said...

Those poor sheep! Love the primitive style, step card is interesting.

carolinejane said...

Lovely card Joanne, I love primitive style and this card shows it perfectly....x

Gez said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. Lovely card shape, might try that one! Love the folk art feel, my favourite :)

Hazel said...

I had some card blanks like this, but never seemed to think what to do with them that's different - I love your idea.

Kathy said...

This is fab - I love all the differnet levels you get with this fold.
Those sheep are cute

Ashley said...

What a cute card!

sue law said...

Brilliant card Joanne, thanks also for taking the pic from a slight angle....you just helped me to work out how it's done!
regards
Sue

chelemom said...

This is such a fantastic card!!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I had to come across to see if you had posted your Stair Step Card - love it. Those primitive sheep are fab!

Silvergirl said...

I love the card fold with these sheep! Really darling!