Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Light of Heaven

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I uploaded my video which I've called Christmas Stepper Card.

It was inspired by a card I received from Angela Oxer, who's a lady who comes to my classes. Many thanks, Angela, it's reallly beautiful!

You can't see the real beauty of this card in photographs but in real life, the stepper adds so much dimension. 

I could have done with some larger reindeer but the next size Stampin' Up! have on offer at the moment is far too large - or at least I think so. 

If you make this card and use the reindeer in Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set, please share it with me by email or on my FB page Many thanks. ☺

Photograph 6: this is my first take on this stepper card and as you can see, if I'd try to make a video of this, it would have been about two hours long. 

The product I used for this card is the Outdoor Adventure Framelits.

I die cut two mountain images and cut the second one down to fit across the width of the card. 

I also retrieved the negative strips that had created gaps between the mountains and adhered them back in place using Tombow.

I used Wild Wasabi cardstock to die cut the trees - I cut about eight strips of them and have some left over, ready for another project!

The dies for the mountains and the trees, don't have a base cutting edge, so you can have the mountains as tall as suits your project. 

Equally, you can have as much "grass" below the trees that you'd like. It was this card that made me decide to make the little support for the inside of my card that presents it from doing the "splits" when it's sitting on the mantelpiece!
Photograph 7: this is Angela's card. She didn't use Stampin' Up! products which made my card a bigger challenge to put together!

Unfortunately, one of the reindeer went walkabouts in my office somewhere but I think the card still looks stunning. 

Did you see my previous video - Matispa Gift Box? 

I delivered the boxes to Sharon yesterday, and took the Gorgeous Grunge and First Sight designed boxes with me as well, so she could see the design options! 

Well, what do I know? LOL! 

In the video, I said Sharon wouldn't like the First Sight design as she'd dismiss it as "too flowery"! 

She love's all three designs and started with an order of four boxes in each of the three designs! 

That'll keep me busy for a little while! 

I wish you all a happy Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!.



  1. Fabulous card! And great tutorial as always. Hope your cold is here today and gone tomorrow! As always, such a joy to be able to see the process! Thanks so much, Jan!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Glad you enjoyed the tutorial! And many thanks for your good wishes. ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.