Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Stair Step Fold

For today's tutorial, I am going to share with you some very simple instructions on creating a stair step fold.  It's a really neat way to add dimension with layers and create wonderful scenes with your stamps!

One 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock for card base
Scoring tool
Rubber or Digital Stamps
Ink or other coloring medium
Additional cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments for decoration

Step 1:
Score your card base at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4", on the long side of the cardstock.
Step 2:
Prefold all score lines.
Please excuse my paint covered finger in the photograph :)
Step 3:
Fan fold the cardstock on the score lines (up/down or mountain/valley style) to create your card base.
Step 4:
Decorate each "stair step" to create your scene!
My sample features the Whimsie Doodles set, Sunny Day.  I used strips of clear acetate to suspend the clouds, sun and hot air balloon into the air.  I also replaced the strings of the hot air balloon with real string.  All of the tree tops were colored twice and popped out with 3D dots.

I hope you all have a SUNNY DAY!  Join us tomorrow for our Earth Day themed Whimsie Wednesday challenge!


Sarah said...

That's gorgeous, thank you for the tutorial, going to have to give this a go as I've just bought a scoreboard x

Angie - Bumble Bee's Craft Den said...

Lovely - looks easy also. Will give this ago on my new MS scoreboard as well!!!! Thanks!

Linda said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Your card is wonderful!

ThePurplePlace said...

Awesome! I have wondered how these wonderful cards are made! It's looked so complex, but now that I have the wonderful tutorial, it actually looks like FUN!

Thanks for another great Tutorial!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

AnnasArt said...

Thank you so much - here is mine: