Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Side-step Card Tutorial

For my card for this fortnight's ABC Challenge, I decided to make a 'Side-step''s a quick tutorial of how I made it.

1. Using an A4 piece of card for the base of my card, I marked out the following measurements (click on the photo for a larger view):

2. I then cut along the red line (using a craft knife & a steel ruler), mountain folded along the blue lines, and valley folded along the green lines (creasing the folds with my bone folder to get a crisp fold). My base card then looked like this:

Here's a view from the front, so that you can see the 'steps':

3. My next step was to cut the card to decorate the front of the card, and each of the 'steps'. I also added a strip of ribbon at the bottom at this stage, so that I'd be able to tie a bow around it once I'd assembled the card.

4. I then attached the panels to the card using DST. There's no need to decorate the parts I've left white, as these will not be seen when the card is assembled.

Here's a view with the card standing up, so you can see how it's beginning to take shape:

5. I then coloured the images I was going to use, stamped my sentiment, and matted all of them, ready to put on the card.

6. Finally, I added the images and sentiment to my base card using foam pads, and tied a bow around the ribbon strip I added earlier.

For information on the products used on this card, please see the post above.

I had lots of fun making this really was very simple...just a bit of careful measuring and cutting at the start...and a great way to display multiple images, or create a scene. The instructions can easily be adapted to fit different images, and of course you can 'flip' it to have the 'steps' on the other side.

This tutorial will also be posted on the ABC Challenge Tutorial blog, where there is a challenge using this technique running alongside the current ABC Challenge.

I really hope that some of you will have a go at this...please let me know if you do...I'd love to come and take a peek! :0)


Samantha said...

You know when I'm better I'm gonna have a go at one of these!! brilliant well written tutorial Helen!! Samantha :0)

RockSolidCrafts said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial! I had no idea how to make these types of cards and now there to good to give away ;) I can't wait to try annother of your tutorials, keep posting :)