Watercolor Trio Side Step

My hostess asked for a Side Step card so that is what we did.  I always encourage them to let me know if there is anything in particular they'd like to see or do.  I might have to learn something, but that's a good thing!!  These pictures do not represent the color quite accurately.  I need to study my camera manual I guess!  Trust me, the Poppy Parade is very bright and cheery in person!!  The pics seem almost cloudy, kind of like the day outside!!

Here is a view from the front.  Notice the steps on the right side? You need a papercutter with both a cutting and scoring blade. Start with a regular half sheet of cardstock, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Place the 5-1/2" side at the top of the cutter and line it up at the 2" mark. With your cutting blade, cut from 2-1/8" to 7-1/2".  Turn your cardstock and remove the cutting blade. We were scoring the smaller side of the cardstock (you could do either, if you want wider steps do the other side) so we found it easiest to put that at the bottom of the cutter. Start at 2-1/8 and make sure you have the cut lining up. Your cut starts at 2-1/8 and you want the first score line to match up with that. Flip your cardstock if you have it the other way. Score at 2-1/8 just to the cut line. Score at 4-1/4 all the way across (this is your center fold on the card). Continue scoring at 5-3/8, 6-1/2 & 7-1/2. Fold so that your wide side is front left, steps on right. Clear as mud, I know. But sit down and do one and it becomes much more clear!! 

Here is a side view showing the steps more clearly.  Card base is Poppy Parade and we used the Watercolor Trio set that is in the Summer Mini.  It will be GONE as of August 31, so order it now if you haven't yet!!  Other colors are Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron. Some images colored with marks, some using ink pads.  The butterfly punch was used on Poppy Parade DSP and we added a small So Saffron flower in the center.  Poppy ribbon knotted and attched on the front panel. Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches for the words.  Butterflies stamped lightly behind the words (stamp off once).

Here is another version, very similar but slight change in the words. I grabbed the On Your Birthday set to add the "It's your day-Enjoy" at the top of the back side panel and then decided the Happy Birthday from that set would look good as well.  So, two choices!!

One more view of the side to see how the stairs set. Let me know if you have questions!!  Thanks for stopping by!

SU! Catalog Items used on this card: 117050 Watercolor Trio wood (120084 clear) * 111664 On Your Birthday * 119793 Poppy Parade CS * 119795 Pear Pizzazz CS * 105118 So Saffron CS * 100730 Whisper White CS * 117158 Patterns DSP In Color Stack * 119782 Poppy Parade Classic Ink * 119784 Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink * 105123 So Saffron Classic Ink * 105114 So Saffron Marker * 119801 In Color Marker set * 119263 1/2" Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon * 119856 Scallop Oval punch * 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack * 119848 Butterfly Punch * 119855 Large Oval punch * 104152 Paper Cutter * 104154 Cutting & Scoring Blade refill


Anne said...

Neat card! I haven't seen the side step cards yet. Thanks for the side view so we can get a better idea of what it looks like!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the colors and of course the steps!