Saturday, February 24, 2018

Center Step card Tutorial!

Hello DDS Fans!
Today I want to share with you an adorable Center Step card I created using the Digital Stamp "Blowing Bubbles" from Digi Design Studios
I am using Digital Papers from DDS today from the "Summer Crush" collection as well as a sentiment from the "Champagne Wishes" Digital sentiment set. I am also going to do a tutorial on how I made my card today, so follow along below if you wish to.
Whenever I set about to make a card I gather up all the supplies I am going to use or think I may use. I am not the type who has a clear vision in my head to start with. I have a basic idea and usually create as I go. Sometimes things I gather don't always get used as I change my mind or I add other things and embellishments at the last minute.
Step 1:
Cut your base cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11"
Step 2:
Using your paper trimmer line up your paper at the 1" mark. Move your cutting blade to 1". Cut your paper from the 1" to the 6.5" mark on your ruler.
Step 3:
Flip your paper over and repeat the above 2 steps
Step 4:
Place your paper on the score board lengthwise
Step 5:
Using your Score board and score at the 1", 2" and 6.5" marks, from the edge to the cut line
Step 6:
Repeat above steps on the opposite edge of the card
Step 7:
Score between the cut lines at 5.5"
Step 8:
Fold at the score lines starting the bottom of the paper with a mountain fold, then valley fold. The top 2 scores are mountain folds. Using your bone folder, reinforce your fold lines for crisp folds
Step 9:
Now that your base is ready, go ahead and colour your image. I downloaded the "Blowing Bubbles" digital stamp, resized the image to my desired size and printed it on my computer.
For a fun element I used a White Uniball Gel Pen and added polka dots to her hair band.
Step 10:
Now it's time to put everything together. Decorate your card as desired. I cut coordinating cardstock to make a layer and my patterned paper layers at the following sizes:
Side panels: 4 3/8"x 7/8" (cardstock), 4 1/4"x .75" (patterned paper)
Bottom panel: 5 3/8"x 7/8" (cardstock), 5 1/4" x .75" (patterned paper)
Center panel: 4 3/8"x 3 3/8" (cardstock), 4 1/4"x 3 1/4" (patterned paper)

I don't have a small butterfly die but no worry!!! I used my Butterfly Border die to make my layered butterflies. I just cut them apart and popped the top butterfly up with a small piece of foam tape.  I love using my dies in more ways then the original concept.
And voila!!!! The finished card! I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen to the bubbles for a bit of sparkle. I also added some clear enamel dots to mimic the bubbles.
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I hope my tutorial will inspire you to try to make your own Center Step card!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!