Hello crafty peeps! Seems like I was just here posting a pile of projects for the 1st and now we’re already a week into September! This month will be gone in a blink too, lol! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project using an absolutely gorgeous image from the Tres Chic Collage Set as well as paper from the Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack and sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set! It’s been a while since I created a step card and I thought this image and the paper would look just beautiful on one. Our challenge this month is Putting on the Ritz so come play with us!


I created the step card base from light pink cardstock. I trimmed the image and layered it on a darker pink cardstock and then on silver foil cardstock. I gave her dress a nice coat of clear sparkle overlay marker to give it some gorgeous shimmer. I created a lace edge die cut from white glitter paper and used sections above and below the layered image, and then layered the image on white foam.


I cut panels for the sides and bottom of the step card base from the Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack and layered them on the darker pink cardstock. I added a sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set across the bottom panel and traced the word with a clear star shimmer pen. I affixed several large pink gemstones on the sides and bottom as well as tiny white pearls on the lace die cut.


And here’s one final look… absolutely loving how this turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Innocent Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, Gecko Galz Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack
Stamps: Gecko Galz Tres Chic Collage Set
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Lace Edge die
Accessories:  Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set, Darice white Foamies foam, large pink gemstones, tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this ritzy step card and will link up a ritzy project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will fall in love and spend many hours there, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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