Stampin’ Up! Rain or Shine Easy Side Step Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and it is time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Playing in the Rain Bundle and the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper…such a fun set and paper!

We have a color challenge for the Hop this week! All of the colors were used in my card for today.

This card consists of a card base piece and the two sidestep pieces. I started off by cutting and scoring the card base and the two sidestep pieces in Cajun Craze. Next, I cut all of the DSP pieces using paper from the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. This card is really all about the paper and images cut from the paper!.

The designer series paper pieces were adhered to the card base and the sidestep pieces, except for the piece of designer series paper adhered to the back of the card base. This will be adhered after the card is assembled. The sidestep pieces were positioned to the right and left of the card base and adhered to the base.

I die cut several images from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP using coordinating dies from the Playing in the Rain Dies set – namely the fox, and clouds. I also used dies to cut out the stamped and colored flower images and the bridge. The bridge, fox and clouds were reinforced with die cuts in Basic White just to add some stability to the pieces and to provide a more pleasing appearance on the reverse side of the images.

Our little fox strolling in the rain was adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals between the two side steps…he fits perfectly. A puddle sits below his paws. A cloud is hovering behind his umbrella and another cloud is hovering to the left.

The bridge for this card was cut three times from Old Olive cardstock and the pieces were adhered together. I wanted to make sure the bridge would hold up since it needs to span the front of the card. The bridge was adhered to the right and left sidesteps and is another perfect fit! Stamped, colored, and die cut flowers sit on either side of the bridge posts. A sentiment adorns the center bottom panel.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower image across the bottom of the panel and stamped clouds across the top of the panel. These images were colored in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Balmy Blue. Raindrops were stamped underneath the clouds in Balmy Blue and were second-generation stamped.

The envelope front is adorned with the same stamped and colored flower image. A piece of coordinating Rain or Shine paper adorns the envelope flap.

Full instructions are included in my pdf tutorial. You can access the tutorial by clicking on the image below.

If you would like to see a video on how I created this card you can visit my Facebook Page by clicking here.

Let’s get back to the Hop! If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thank you for stopping by! You can click on the Next button below to go to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog hop list, or you can click on any name below to visit that person’s blog. Enjoy the Hop!

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Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links that will take you to my online store.

17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Rain or Shine Easy Side Step Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. Great card and very thankful for the pdf. I’ll enjoy making variations of this for my younger grand and great nieces and nephews!


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