Our new challenge is just starting at Back to Basics and this time we would like to see a simple stepper card.
A few years ago I went to a workshop with Debbi Moore who said there is a really easy way to make a stepper card - take your card blank, hold the image you want to use at the side where you want it to go, allowing the space you want all around it, then cut down at the side of it to where you would like the top of your first "step" to come. Then fold the card downwards on the step side, so the crease is parallel to the bottom edge of the card, then fold the folded-down bit up again along the bottom of the card.
Crease all the lines, unfold them and re-fold them into the mountain or valley folds you need and then burnish the creases.
She also suggested burnishing the creases again when you finish the card, as they can soften while you are sticking on papers and embellishments.
Actually because of the depth of the decoupage, which I didn't want to crush, I re-burnished the creases before attaching the two decoupage panels.
The papers and decoupage are from the Dovecraft Couture du Jour collection. I added faux stitching around the edges of the backing papers, and a couple of images that were fussy cut from another sheet of backing paper.
I am sharing this with
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Totally Girly