Sometimes these step-cards can be intimidating, but actually they are really easy to make. I will try to describe the cutting and scoring here, but if you have questions regarding the base, please feel free to contact me. Sometimes it is hard to describe these things instead of showing a drawing or so ;-)
To create this base you need a piece of cardstock measuring 11" x 4 1/4".
You place the 4 1/4" side to the top in your trimmer and line the left side up at 3 1/4". Now you move your blade to the 1" mark without cutting this part. Poke it down in the paper and cut down to the 6 1/2" mark.
Now you move the paper to the side until the left side of your cardstock lines up with the 1" mark. Make the same cut again starting at the 1" mark and go down to the 6 1/2" mark. That is all the cutting you need.
Next you place the piece in your scoreboard with the 11" side on the top and the 1" uncut part to the left.
Begin your first score at the 1" mark scoring from the top to the first cut-line and again from the second cut-line to the bottom (not in between the cut-lines).
Follow the same scoring at the 2" mark that you made on the 1" mark.
At the 5 1/2" mark, you score in between the cut-lines, which means from he 1st to the 2nd cut-line.
The final score is easy and goes all the way across the paper at the 6 1/2" mark.
You will fold you folds as seen here in the side-view of the card.
Further I cut the following papers:
"Thinking of You" panel: Seaglass cardstock (Sea CS) 4 1/8" x 7/8"
White cardstock (White) 4" x 3/4"
Side panels: Sea CS 4 3/8" x 7/8"
White 4 1/4" x 3/4"
Middle panel: Sea CS 4 3/8" x 2 1/8"
White 4 1/4" x 2"
Back piece: White 4" x 4 1/4"
All white panels were stamped with a poka-dot stamp and seaglas ink on the bottom while the phrase piece was stamped on each side after the phrase was added on.
I also die-cut three butterflies from the same seaglass paper.
Assembly is really easy. The white pieces are adhered to the corresponding seaglass pieces and they are adhered to the card, leaving just a little space around showing the blue cardstock.
The butterflies are added with a few drops of glue and a rhinestone to finish them off.
Well, I hope you like this little intro into step-card designs and maybe you give it a try. Being a little careful while cutting and scoring the base and the rest is a walk in the park.
Let me know what you think or if you have questions about this card. Leave a comment and tell me if you have tried a base like this before. I would love to hear from you.
Stay tuned for more ideas to come....