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Welcome to the June Technique Blog Hop
It’s month six of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. This month we’re bringing you the step card technique and I know you’ll just love what we have to share with you.
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As with our technique blog hops in the past, I’ve tried to bring you a variety of step cards so you can see how versatile this technique is.
I would say the most common step card is the center-step; so I’ll start with that in a vertical or portrait orientation. It’s a bit early for Christmas, but I had this idea about making the center panel a door and the card just evolved from there. Look for my follow-up post where I share another center step card with a horizontal orientation.
Then there’s the side-step card which places the steps asymmetrically either on the left or the right of the card. When I share my follow-up post, I will show you another card with the steps on the opposite side.
Well, this doesn’t look like a step card at all does it? So, I bet you’re wondering why I’m sharing it with you!
It’s because this is an inside step card. I’ve seen these with as few as two to as many as six steps. I opted for four as I wanted to make my version of a graduation card I saw on Pinterest.
If you’re not fond of all the cutting involved in making a step card, you can dial it down a bit and make a basic step card with just folds which still packs a punch. Here’s an example of a very basic step card.
I saved the best for last; at least this is my favorite (maybe it’s because there’s a dog in it or maybe because it’s going to a very special friend). This is a card that combines a center-step with an easel and I have to say I really love this combo.
I’ll be sharing the specifics about each of these cards in the month that follows; so, if you’re interested in making a step card of your own, stay tuned!
I also entered the following challenge:
Fab ‘n’ Funky – #311 Christmas
Here’s the entire line-up in case you get lost:
- Theresa – http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
- Claudia – www.ClaudiaHenderson.blogspot.com
- Debbie – http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com
- Sharon – http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
- Lisa – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
- Kim – http://katydidcards.com
- Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com