Sorry for the delay in posting but am back. I am going to show you hot to do a side step card using the Spellbinders grand Nestabilities labels one dies. The stamps that I will be using are The Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Holidays set. This was one of the two cards I showed my stamping group the other week and they all liked the results.
So above you can see a picture of the finished card. You can see its got that aged distressed look which I so love to replicate in my projects and once you get the hang of it so easy to do.
Here's what you going to need to do the Project.
Basic tool kit.
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holts Mini Holiday's 4 stamp set.
Spellbinders Nestabilities labels one
Spellbinders Grand Labels one
Distress inks : Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
ink blending tool and 3 pieces of craft felt cut to approx. the size of your tool.
8"x8" cream card blank
Archival Ink pad: Sepia
Length of Ribbon
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink pad.
With the labels one die cut three shapes from the cream card. Here I used the third from the middle. Keep the die out as you are going to use it again in a mo.
With your gold card face down draw around the OUTSIDE edge of the labels one die that you used for the above step, do this three times.
Here you can see I have drawn three. Cut them out using a good pair of craft scissors. Let me explain why I have done this. If I used the next die up it will give me a much bigger border and therefore to big for what I need. This way I can get away with using the die by drawing around it and gaining a few extra layers from my dies. And the border is a lot narrower.
While you have the machine out using the grand labels one die set using the 8"x8" cream card cut out the label. I used the largest die.
So once you have cut it this is what you should end up with .......and in one piece. This will be the foundation of our stepper card so for now put it to one side.
I have now got my stamps ready and my acrylic block and Archival ink pad. I have used the Poinsettia, Bauble and A Joyful Christmas. Stamp on to the little Die Shapes
Once you have stamped on the images , get your Versafine ink pad in Sepia and stamp all around the images with the crackle stamp.
Here you can see I have gone all the way around using the crackle stamp. I made sure to keep clear of the middle so really only the edges.
Applying Distress ink I have found it much easier and smoother using a ink blending mat. Lay the mat down on your work service and using a blending tool add piece of felt dab over the ink pad. Starting of the card and on the blending mat going in a circular motion gradually bring the tool on to the card. Keep repeating this process until you have the required depth of colour.
From that first crease mark with a pencil 3cm down from it and then 6cm . Repeat the other side.
Using a scoring tool score across the card so that you will end up with 3 score lines.
Sorry its Blurry lol
So this is what you should end up with.
Leave to one side..
On the left hand side using the centre fold, mark 2" then 4" then 5.25" again use the photo as a guide. Score all the marks as you can see in the photo EXCEPT THE ONE IN THE PREVIOUS STEP.
Rub out the pencil marks.
Now turn the card so you have the short side at the top and bottom. The score marks now should be on your right. Taking your craft knife cut along the middle from the top score mark line to the bottom 1.25" score mark.
The bit that is left you can attach a strip of red DSST and attach it to the front of your card.
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