Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stair Step Fold Card

I found this very cool technique on splitcoaststampers and totally fell in love with it. It is so unique and brings the well needed break from traditional flat cards. Imagine all the possibilities of decorating all the steps.

It looks pretty intrique but as a matter of fact it is so easy to make. Here is how you can make stair step fold card:

1. Cut your cardstock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0
2. Score the cardstock at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6", and 8.25"
3. Fold making sure that the smallest 1.25" fold is folded down. This will be the front of your card.
4. Decorate as much as you want. I stamped the background image on separate piece of paper, cut it out after coloring, and attached to the tallest fold. Then I did the same with the Sarah kay stamp and attached it to the middle fold.

NOTE: I used regular cardstock for the stairs and I found it to be too soft to hold the decorations so I run a ribbon around for support (it's under the first green rectangle and goes around all the way to the back of the card. If you use some heavy duty cardstock, you might not need to do that.

If you'd like to see the post I found the idea on, look here:

Stamps: Alota - background
Sarah Kay - painting girl
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Green - G000, G20, G82, G99, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05
Brown - E35, E43, E59
Blue - B000, B02
Skin - E000, E02
Patter Paper: Cloud9Design - Leaf your troubles behind
Flowers: Petaloo


theneon said...

This is an adorable card and a great use for the images you chose. Gotta go try one of these.

Marci said...

Very cool technique, thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

Hi Gabi, I found your blog because I was looking for a Stair Step guide that was clear and that I could use as a referral for the directions. I hope that is okay. Your card is definitely one of the cutest. Also you and I had the same problem with the support and I used ribbon too! How about that....all great minds. Let me know if I have done a no-no. I am still working on my post!

Shirley said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I really like your blog and I will be back!!!