Saturday 13 February 2016

Guy Greetings Side Step Card

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A masculine side step card
After demonstrating how to made a side step card in my class the other day, I came home with a Perfect Plum side step card to finish and decided to make it masculine.  (I've added the instructions below).

The car is sitting on a watercolour background that was very simple to do.  I started with a piece of shimmery white cardstock cut to size.  Then, with a large , wet brush, I picked up some Tip Top Taupe Ink and painted it, horizontally, across the cardstock.  While it was still very wet, I picked up some Soft Suede and ran it across the card fairly randomly and then I added some Early Espresso where I guessed the car shadow might be.

I sprinkled the still wet watercolour with some small pieces of rock salt and left it to dry.

The rock salt draws out moisture and some of the pigment with it.  When dry, I brushed off the salt and was left with some little marks where the salt had been sitting.  I was hoping to achieve a pebbly or unsmooth looking surface and I'm not unhappy with the result.
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Rock salt on wet watercolour leaves lighter speckles
I stamped the car image from Guy Greetings with Archival Black Ink and coloured it with Many Marvellous Markers in Perfect Plum, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.

With Blackberry Bliss ink, I stamped a greeting from That Thing You Did and cut it out with a Lots of Labels die, adjusting the length of the label using this method.  I sponged the edge with Smoky Slate ink and placed it onto the card with dimensionals.

The Happy Birthday greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and I stamped it with Blackberry Bliss ink.

I stamped the tools from Guy Greetings with Basic Gray ink and coloured them with a Smoky Slate marker - adding an extra layer of ink to the edges for some depth.

I added layers of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, embossing the very front strip with the Zig Zag embossing folder.

'Til next time


Side Step Card (Metric) - Tutorial

·        Cut your cardstock to 14 cm x 21 cm
 Make a cut 10 cm  in from one of the long sides from 2.5 cm to 16.5 cm
Working along the long side of the card (with the card positioned as in the diagram), score from the edge to the cut at 2.5 cm, 5 cm, 8 cm, 11 cm & 16 cm
Score from the cut to the bottom edge at 10.5 cm

Hint:  You may want to lightly pencil in the cutting and scoring lines to make it easier

·         Fold as shown in diagram, Side Step Card Tutorial Metric, fun Fold
Side Step Card diagram


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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I'm so sorry that I didn't spot it before now!

  2. Hi Stephanie, is there a template or tutorial for this card? I'm in love with it!!!

    1. Hi Sandi! Thank you for your lovely comment and question and I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to answer! I took a rather extended break.
      I'm sure you've figured it out by now but, just in case, I've added some instructions for the fun fold.