October 5, 2016

Birthday Cake Side-Step-Card

This was the last of the three cards we did in Junes class. 

It is a little more time consuming, but worth it. We used the Close to My Heart stamp of the month which was perfect for this project. The stamp creates the different layers of the cake as well as the base and the candles. 

We stamped the cake pieces ones on cream and ones on yellow colored cardstock. We kept the cream color piece as our base and just cut around the outer lines. The yellow pieces were also cut on the outer lines and in the middle too. We took some of the yellow cake pieces and placed them on the cream piece which makes the cake look like 3-D.

The candles were colored in and cut out as well. For a side-step-card you have to cut your card base partially in the center and create multiple score lines to create the steps. If you need exact measurements, please feel free to contact me.

The difficult part is to place the individual layers correctly on each step so that they will look like a cake when you place the card open on a flat surface. As you can see in the picture on the left, I started with the top part of the cake and adhered it right on the top of the back step.
Next you dry fit the lower cake level with the stand so the cakes pieces will overlap when the card is closed, but they will just but up when the card is open. Decorate the rest of the card with design papers and some phrases.

I hope you enjoyed the cards from the "past"...now we will continue to catch up with our September projects.....so stay tuned...

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