Heather is the hostess for today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge. She wants us to be inspired by this photo:

I picked the stairs and the gorgeous yellow/orange colors along with color of the steps. I had never created a Center Step card before and tought this would be a great time to try it out.

I created the card base out of a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft Cardstock. I cut and scored it just as  Frances showed us in this tutorial. I cut Neenah White cardstock to make slightly smaller layers for the center and side panels and topped those with My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine patterned paper.

A 6 1/2″ wide strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed with Edgeabilities dies (Triple Scallop and Classic Petal). The strip was then sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink. The big flower head from Sweet Nature was stamped over in the same color. The strip was adhered to the lower part of the card.

For the center piece I cut a Kraft cardstock, more Sunshine paper as well as a piece of white cardstock with  Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents dies. The largest frame was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The Sunshine paper was sanded before it was adhered to the Kraftstock panel.

The white panel was sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink. A sentiment from Sweet Nature was stamped in the tags center with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The big flower head stamp was used again to add some texture to the sponged part of the tag. The tag was adhered to the card other layers with dimensionals.

To finish the card off two flourishes from the same die pack out of white cardstock. Again Wild Honey was used to sponge the cardstock. The flourishes were adhered to the thin side panel.

This card also works for today’s HYCCT challenge on SCS. That’s why there is no ribbon, rhinestones or pearls on it.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Team members:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

Bring Back Beautiful Members:

Mona Pendleton
Iwona Palamountain

October Guest Designer Rosemary Dennis

I hope you have time to participate in the challenges. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

42 Responses to “Timeless Tuesday – Fall Inspiration”

  1. Beautiful card – love the layers and colors!!!

  2. This is so very beautiful … perfection!

  3. WOW Beate. I love the the detail and pretty distressed look. I always like coming over to see what you have created. 🙂

  4. Gorgeous card Beate! Love the soft shading around the sentiment and all the layers!

  5. wow…what a gorgeous card!!

  6. Very cool card, great colors on this

  7. This is a work of art Beate! Just stunning!

  8. GORGEOUS Beate, I LOVE all your layers and details!!~

  9. What a stunning center step design Beate!! Love your take on the inspiration and all the elegant details and layers!

  10. What a beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

  11. This is really pretty!! What a neat fold you’ve done, and the colors are fab!

  12. This is so pretty!

  13. Ah, being inspired by the steps was a wonderful idea, Beate!

  14. Love the dies you used and your choices made for a beautiful card. Pat

  15. Wow, this really captures the setting and colors of the inspiration photo! It is so full of lovely details I did not even realize it was without ribbon, buttons and pearls! Fabulous card, I need to try this fold!

  16. wowwww Beate I love your card so beautiful

  17. Absolutely Beautiful! Love the flourishes and the triple scallop border!

  18. Another beautiful creation, Beate. You have inspired to try a Center Step card. Your details/design are gorgeous!

  19. This is SO gorgeous, Beate!! A beautiful creation. 🙂

  20. Hard to believe there is anything out there that you haven’t done yet! You are so talented! This card is so beautiful! Great layout and die choices, and I love all the sponging you did on the cuts. Fabulous!

  21. beautiful fall colors. lovely card, Beate!

  22. Hammermäßig liebe Beate, was für ein megageniales Werk *umfall*

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  23. Love what you have come up with for this fall theme, such pretty framing and papers, Gorgeous

  24. What inspiration to work from with that Timeless Tuesday Challenge pic….your card is very elegant and lovely…love the center step with this verse.

  25. Oh Beate, you make the most gorgeous cards!I love all the yellows and sponging you did! But I really love your unique shape and details 🙂 I love coming to your blog for inspirations 🙂

  26. I love that sentiment, it seems to suit any occasion and every season.

  27. Beautiful card Beate!! Love your interpretation of the photo and your DP and colors choices are amazing!

  28. OMGoodness, each card you make is prettier than the last, HOW do you do that? Thank you so much for sharing, this card is gorgeous! (as always!)

  29. Beautiful card, Beate! The die-cuts are all wonderful!

  30. PERFECTION as usual Beate. Love all the details that you always do. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

  31. very pretty. interesting die cut

  32. Wowzer! My jaw dropped when I saw this beauty!

  33. Gorgeous card, Beate! Love the design!!

  34. Wonderful card. Love the flourishes on the sides. Beautifully simple!

  35. This card is AMAZING!!! I adore the sentiment panel.

  36. What a gorgeous card! I’m not surprised, your cards are always amazing!! I love the non-traditional shape and your color combo is fabulous. Great job.

  37. Totally gorgeous design Beate! Hugs ~S~

  38. What a beautiful design…so much dimension and texture…love the colors and layers. Gorgeous!

  39. You have a Awesome talent! Keep it up! You really inspire me. God Bless

  40. gorgeous card- love the colors

  41. I was so inspired by your gorgeous card that I had to make one of my own, which of course came out completely differently! Please see this blog post – I gave you credit for the inspiration!

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