If you've arrived here from the super-talented Jak's blog then you're on the right track. If not, why not hop back to Lydia's and start from the beginning, so you won't miss any of the wonderfulness along the way.
So, without further ado, here's my card (with advance apologies for the photography - these dark nights are playing havoc with the lighting!):
Image: Just Inklined, 'Holly, Ivy and Rosehips'
Papers: Graphic 45
Punches: Martha Stewart, Punch Around The Page, 'Double Loops'; Fiskars - no name, but I call it 'Victorian Scallop'!
This is a first for me - a step card - and I worked out the template all on my own (feeling very proud of myself!). I didn't want the middle section to be at the back of the steps, I wanted it to be the main part of the card so it took a little working out. But now I have the hang of it, I shall be making more!
Until I started colouring this delightful image, it didn't occur to me that I'd need to be canny with my choice of greens! So I ended up laying down a base of Copics and then recolouring the leaves almost completely by using my Prismas on top. It has worked (kinda) but I shall know better next time!
I love these traditional Christmas papers from Graphic 45 - you can't beat a bit of traditional red and green for a Christmas card, can you, really?
A nice big red bow, a few gems and it was ready to go. I'm really disappointed that we couldn't get better photographs (mind you, you should have seen the ones I took! These are by my OH and at least you can see the colours properly!) - I'll have to look at getting a better lighting setup now that Autum days are here and I'm likely to be photographing in the dark. Mmmm, maybe now is the time to really brush up on those photography skills too?!
Anyway, that's my post for today. Next you'll want to hop over to the very talented Cathy, 'cos I'm sure she'll have something wonderful for you.