Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet
Please note the charts given in this workshop are a measurement guide for all 6 Grand dies and they are not a template to scale
Click Below For A Printable Version of the Measurements Guide below
Which includes an additional workshop on
How to Make the Largest Size Card Joining 2 Pieces of Card
& Double Side Stepper charts
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinder Grand Labels One Die : WIZLF-161
Umount – Arty Floral A5 Stamp Plate : UMARTY
Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK
Acrylic Block – Various Codes Available
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Tim Holtz Distrss Ink Pads – Spun Sugar: DPSPUN & Black Soot : DPBLACKSOOT
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481
Eazi Score Board : EAZISCOR
Ribbon – Various Codes Available
Double Sided Tape : Tape 2S
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Embossing Tool, Craft Knife & 3D Glue
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select which size die you want to use. Place the die cut side down over a folded piece of card and wrapping the die over the folded edge so the it doesn`t cut the card.
2 Print off or view the measurement chart included in this workshop. Measure and mark the chosen width of the topper along the folded `D` point.
3 Continue to follow marking the `A` to `E` measurements starting at the folded line. This is done as the bottom edge has a curve and by doing this it will allow accurate folding.
4 Please note the letters are only added here for ease of the workshop. Place the card over a score board and find the channel and emboss the line to the edge of the card.
5 Complete all the scorings of `A` to `E` points and then cut between the `A` & `E` length ONLY measurements using a craft knife.
6 Stand the card up and with the topper side of the step card creased now ease a mountain crease in the back `E` fold.
7 Then do a valley crease at the `D` point. This will be the opposite way to the centre fold.
8 Now do a mountain fold on the `C` point, a valley fold at the `B` point and finishing with a mountain fold at the `A` point. This process is very quick when doing it on the card itself but it needed to be explained at every point here.
9 Here is the completed side step card. If you wish the step to be the other side just turn the card inside out and have the folds in the opposite way.
10 Place the die on the straight edge of the side step panel and trace around the curves. Now cut the shape out to mirror the other edge. This will compliment the shape on the card.
11 Go down a size in die and trace around one side on a piece of card, turn the die around and do the same to create a much thinner shape, this will sit perfectly on the side step panel.
12 Ink the arty floral stamp with the archival ink pad. Stamp the flower head and writing onto the top part of the card panel. Apply clear embossing powder over the ink and then stamp & emboss using just the swirl and writing on the bottom half of the card. Also stamp & emboss 2 extra flowers to decoupage later.
13 Check you are happy with the panel by placing over the side step card.
14 Distress all over the card using the spun sugar ink pad and the cut`n`dry foam. Now distress the edges using the black soot ink pad.
15 Tie a satin ribbon around the back of the panel and tie in a knot at the front before attaching the panel to the card using double side tape. Cut the edges of the ribbon to a point and add small paper flowers to the centre of the ribbon to add detail. Stamp 3 large & 3 small flower heads onto card using the archival ink.
16 Make up 2 rose roses using Sue Wilson’s workshop. Full details found on the Creative Expressions site. Cut 2 smaller nesti labels 1 shapes to fit the back step and one folded for the 2nd step.
17 Stamp the `Thinking of You` sentiment onto a piece of card and then stamp around the words with the flower stamp. Now trim the sentiment into a rectangle leaving just the edges of the flowers showing on the panel. Distress with spun sugar and then the edges using the black soot ink.
18 Place the sentiment onto the first step and add the made up paper roses below the ribbon. Place the embossed flower heads that were decoupage easier over the design using 3D glue to add dimension to the flowers.
19 Stamp and matt the larger `One Person` sentiment to add to the back step and add the swirl step to the folded 2nd step.
Here you have the completed side step card. Use the measurement chart to make any of the 6 Grand labels 1 dies into a side step card.
20 Here is a close up of the paper roses with a pearl added to the centre and 2 pearl pins placed behind the ribbon.