Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Techniques & Tutorials: Step Card

Lately, I've been thinking that I would like to share more techniques and tutorials on my blog and over the weekend I had a tutorial posted on the Scrapbook News & Review site to promote a Shirley's 2 Girls event. (BTW...Shirley's 2 Girls have some adorable images! Be sure to click through to their site!) I thought I'd share the tutorial with you here as well! And perhaps this is a good start to getting me to create regularly scheduled step-by-step instructions...perhaps...
I got the idea for this card from a friend of mine who attends my monthly stamping classes. She brought over a card that she had received for her birthday and I was so intrigued by the fun step design. I took a few photos and recreated the card using a Shirley's 2 Girls stamps set, Fall Gracie, and some Bo Bunny patterned paper. These are the supplies you'll need to create this card: Paper cutter Scoring tool Coordinating patterned paper White or cream cardstock Adhesive (glue dots, dimensional tape) Embellishments And here's how to make the card: Cut card base to 5 ½” x 11” Score at 2 ¼”, 5”, 7”, 9”, and 10”
Starting with the 2 ¼” section, fold backwards, and then accordion fold the remaining sections
Decorate two front panels with patterned paper Cut a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” panel, layer with patterned paper and decorate with images/sentiment/embellishments – set aside Stamp images three times on white cardstock, color with medium of choice. Cut out individual portions of the image (For example, I separated the sections of one stamp and cut out the leaves, the girl, and the background. However, this card could also be created using individual stamps.) Using dimensional tape, attach images to the two front panels. Then stamp sentiment and attach to front panel with brads. Attach third panel, previously decorated, to last "step."If desired, add other embellishments or Stickles. Once card is folded, it will fit into a standard card envelope. Isn't that a fun card design! And it even looks adorable when it's folded. Since I separated each of the elements of the one stamp, when it's folded they all fit back together again. Fun!! I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and if you're feeling inspired...please leave me a comment with a link back to your creation. I'd love to see your designs! Enjoy!

3 comments:

Godelieve said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. Thanks for the clear instructions!

Julie Masse said...

Very pretty and very neat! Great directions too!! :)

Kathi said...

That's fabulous card! Your tutorial is great, too. I'm going to have to give that technique a go!