I wanted to use my newly mounted stamps from the Sweet Shoppe set, but I was having issues making things "fit". In a EUREEKA moment, I remembered the "step-cards" I'd seen circulating the stamping web recently. I googled one of the tutorials but quickly threw all direction out the window. I'm learning I'm one of those "cut-first, measure later" types, but luckily this stair-thing is pretty simple and my measuring indiscretions were all easy enough to cover over.
In its flattened state, this card is a bit crowded, but the accordian steps give Gio lots of breathing room and space to romp around. I'm thinking of running a ribbon through the steps on either edge to help pull the card together (literally), but I need to upgrade my ribbon/thread supply and there's probably no room anyway.
Speaking of supplies - Tracey helped me acquire a bunch of new copic pens (whoo!) and even sent me some special cardstock and inks so I wouldn't have that runny problem I had a few entries back. Worked like a charm - now all I need is a brain that can properly grasp shading and highlights.