Wollongong Grubs Stamping Day

The weekend before last I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a whole day with fellow stampers at Grubs. (Gong Rubber Bugs). Though I suppose the purpose is to do some stamping,  we can do what ever we want, and for myself, it was mostly catching up with friends that I hadn't seen for over 2 years. I did get 2 cards finished and was inspired to make some more over the next 10 days that are specifically attributed to the inspirations I received at Grubs.
Though I had seen stair step cards before, I had never actually gotten around to it before.
So here they are. 

If you look closely you can see the 3D flowers in the bouquet and on her hat where I punched and shaped the flowers. The flowers down the side panels were not shaped. The dress is water coloured using my Aquash and Tombows. Another punch was used for the corner accents.

The next card  is a bit more intricate especially with the die cut bird cage which was 1 of many sent to me by my friend Dawn McKenzie who has her own blog here. I gently curved the bird cage and glued into place.

The bird is from a Stampin Up Punch and which was a loan from another stamping buddy, Deb. One place you can this punch from Leonie here. She has a great SU blog where she shares her card inspirations here.

 Again I shaped the flowers. This time I used the retro flower punch. These are such easy and a delightful way to accentuate your designs.
Tomorrow I will show you the white on white cards I made.