Happiness Blooms

Here's a new card fold introduced to me by today's SCS's Technique Challenge. It's called a Stair Step Fold and it's brilliant for all kinds of 3-D cards!! This picture does NOT do this dimensional card any justice. This is such an EASY technique to do - here's a quick rundown:

1) Trim down your cardbase to 5 x 10 1/2 inches. If you want a design on it, go ahead and stamp now.

2) Measuring and scoring from one 5 inch side only, score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6, and 8 1/4 inches.

3) Make sure the smallest fold (1 1/4 inch) is going "down", like an upside down V... see the ribbon block above.

4) Then fold your paper up, down, up, down, etc to create folds and valleys - like an accordion.

5) Decorate to your heart's desire!!!

I hope you get a chance to try this card fold today. I know I will be using this technique again and again! Have a super Monday!!!!!

Stamps: And Everything Nice, Hollyhock jumbo wheel, Sprinkles
Paper: Pink Pirouette, white
Ink: black, pink pirouette, various SU markers
Accessories: SU scallop square punch, non-SU ribbon & charm, popdots, sponge dauber for the sentiment block


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! I love that 3D look. No picture could do it justice!

Catrules said...

WOW! I love this! Great job!!!

SCS SU Blogger #4

Shellie G. said...

What a fantastic card! I'm getting ready to make one with the House of Haunts set. Now I really can't wait to get started.

Lisa Page said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I want to try this- I am sure that your pic. doesn't do justice to this card. The colors are fantastic! I have the "And Everything Nice" set and am thinking about selling it since it is retired. Might have to use it one last time for a card like this! TFS

Stephanie said...

wow! very nice - love the hollyhocks!!!

tai said...

I love how the little girl is looking down over things.



Jen said...

Wow! What a lot of work and detail you put into this!! It's truly stunning!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

I totally LOVE this card!!! What a great 3-D idea!! I can't wait to sit down and see if I can figure it out from your tutorial. However, groceries and laundry come first!! Just got back late last night!! FABULOUS TRIP!!!!

jazzystamper said...

What a stunning piece of artwork looks like it wouldve taken you ages!!!

Mindy Ussery said...

This is amazing! I cant believe all the details, coloring and cutting! Whew!

I have been wanting to try this fold. You have inspired me to just do it. LOL

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