Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Centre Stepper Card Tutorial

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. Today, I (Jane) will be sharing my first tutorial with you as a Guest Designer. I will be showing you how to make a centre stepper card using the sweet Prima Ballerina Nora digital image.

To make the card you will need:
  • A 12x12 sheet of coloured cardstock
  • 3 patterned papers
  • A printed digi image of Nora
  • Colouring medium (I used Promarkers)
  • Ruler, embossing tool, bone folder, craft knife
  • Twine, a charm, a button, gems
  • Butterflies Border die
  • General Sayings sentiment stamps
  • Glitter glue
  • Nestabiities dies and die cutting machine

How to make the card:

  1. Start by cutting your plain cardstock to 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Mark a line 1 inch in with pencil along the longer edges. Then measure and mark pencil lines at 1inch, 2 inches, 4.25 inches and 5.25 inches. Score when vertical short lines are shown in pink on the diagram below and cut the middle green lines. The measurements are shown in black on the diagram below.
  2. Mountain fold the 1st Score line, valley fold the second and mountain fold the last score lines to make the card shape shown below. Sharpen the creases with your bone folder.
  3. Cut a strip of pink card measuring 14cm by 4.5 cm and shape edge with the border die. Cut patterned paper to fit the panels of the card and layer them up with double sided tape.
  4. Wrap twine around the butterfly panel and stick to the front of the card. Tie on a charm with more twine and tie into a bow.
  5. Colour in your image and cut out with a Nestabilities shape, layer onto a scalloped rectangle and stick to the card with foam pads.
  6. Stamp the sentiment and cut out into a tag shape. Stick to card, embellish card with butterflies, gems and button and finish with glitter glue to give Norah twinkly toes!
I hope you have enjoyed my first tutorial! Have a lovely Tuesday!


  1. Hi Jane,

    This is just wonderful
    love the centrecards,your Nestabilities dies ar beautiful
    Thanks for sharing with us Jane!

    Hugs ♥sonja♥

  2. Hi Jane,
    I like your tutorial, thanks so much!

  3. What a gorgeous card! I'm going to try that center stepper for sure, so thank you for explaining.


  4. Oh This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us! *Hugs*

  5. Oh gee.. I have to admit, I don't have half the supplies you've got listed here, as I'm still just starting and gradually gathering supplies... But I'm DEFINITELY INSPIRED! (and am willing to work with what I have, till I can get more!) Love your card, and little Nora is adorable! ~tina

  6. Adorable petite danseuse" comme dit ma petite fille . Bises

  7. Oh, was ein wundervoller Workshop. Das sieht total klasse aus und ich habe große Lust bekommen es auch mal zu probieren.
    LG Meike

  8. Beautiful card, and great tutorial. I'm going to try and make a center stepper card been new at this I know it will take me some time to get it right.Thanks for sharing.......

  9. So cute, I love it

  10. So pretty and creative....thank you for sharing.....will have to tried this for sure.....


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