Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Simple Stepper Card at Back to Basics

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 

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jane, lovely images, Kate x

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  2. Jane this is so pretty, love this stepper. Thanks for the special mention on the last challenge...following you now too..x[aussie aNNie blog] ANNIE

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  3. great card Jane love the theme and colours you chose.

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  4. Beautifully created card is such pretty colors, love the dress form, I used to collect dress form stamps...have a great day!

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  5. Really beautiful card, love the images and colours.

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  6. Hi, Jane! A lovely card creation, and such an amazing version of the step card! Beautifully done. I especially like the popped up features. hugs, de

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  7. Great stepper card, lovely design and beautiful images

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  8. Oh wow , this is amazing, what a pretty card, love the papers and decoupage, so feminine, Hazelx

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  9. Really fabulous card! and thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge..Good Luck!!! hugs Sue x

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  10. Jane, this is a lovely card! Your Challenges for Days Team Mate - Donna

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  11. A really pretty stepper card, Jane, thanks for the instruction for how you made it. Good luck in the Crafty Calendar Challenge. xx

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  12. Wonderful step card with great paper combo, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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