I decided to make a stepper card using the rectangular and triangular panels from the Cake Slice Box Die Set, and this is how I did it.
To make the stepper I trimmed down a piece of A4 white card to 25x15.5cm.
Then I did some scoring and cutting. This was the template I made...
The blue lines are score lines, the red lines are cut lines. I used a Hougie board and craft knife and glass mat for those parts.
- The side score lines are 4.5cm long at each side. It might help to draw a faint pencil line at 4.5cm from each edge to see where to score up to. Then score at 2.5cm, 5cm, and 15cm from the edge.
- Score a separate line at 12.5cm but only across the middle of the card, this is your tent fold at the top of the card.
- Use a craft knife to cut from the top score to the bottom score at each side.
Then gently fold into place like the picture above: The side panels are mountain - valley - mountain.
Before you tighten the scored lines with a bone folder, use the rectangular lacy panel to cut into the two side panels:
You will see they are a snug fit, this is why I measured the card to be this shape. Then sharpen your folds with a bone folder.
- I stuck a red piece of card 12x15cm onto the back inside the card, to best show off the lacy pattern, and a 2cm strip of red across the front to match.
- I then cut two triangles in white and black card, and die-cut the detail into the black card.
- I also put some small pieces of red through the die-cutting machine and used the flower cuts to paper-piece back into the triangular panels.
- A simple matching sentiment covered the joins in the triangles
- Black Nuvo drops were just right to put centres into the flowers and add a bit of detail to the bottom of the step.
Thanks for dropping by to read this, it's much appreciated!