Tuesday 5 August 2014

Card tutorial using Papermill card and Tonic Studios dies

I've made a few cards of this shape lately and have been asked to show how I made them ...so here's how it's done ..

You can use this idea keeping the card upright or using it sideways as shown further down the post.

I've used the new Tonic Studios Threaded Scallop Square Layering dies, Intrica Wild Vine border punch, Regal Frame and Love Bird insertAmelia embossing folder, and Birds on a Branch 8x8 paper pad along with white hammered, dark violet and raspberry pink card from Papermill.

 1. Cut an A4 piece of card to 15cm wide and score VERY LIGHTLY or MARK with a pencil at 15cm, then score at18.5cm, 22cm. 25.5cm and 29cm.

 2. Fold all the score lines and crease with a bone folder..NB do NOT fold the 15cm line - it is a marker.

 3. Add a strip of Hi Tack (red) double sided tape along the edge of the 1cm fold.

4. Fold this over and stick down exactly along the 15cm marker line. You will know if this is perfectly in place if you fold it over from the base and it lies perfectly flat.

Now you can decorate it whatever way you like :)

...and here are some I made earlier...


  1. I like this very much. Will be trying this one out. Thank you for posting.

  2. Oooooh Ruth, I LOVE the step technique - thanks for sharing. I have two new punches that would look really good on those 'steps'.


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