I’ve been looking for instructions on how to make an “inside step card”. All of those I’ve found so far either need a template or a Scan’n’cut. During my searching, I came across this really gorgeous Inside Block Card. Although there’s a lot of decorating to my card, it is simple to make! I used retired cardstock for my first two attempts. The first card I worked to the same size as the video I saw. From there it was easy to make the card a bit smaller so it would fit into one of our standard envelopes. The finished size of my card is 4″ x 6″.
The first almost-correct card I made is the Lemon Lime Twist card. I folded my card the wrong way round and finished up with the bottom box bar – which is ¾” high – at the top of my card. Fortunately it’s a very small detail and doesn’t really affect anything. The large butterflies I’ve used are the black and white large ones that can be punched out from a sheet of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP). I tried colouring them with Stampin’ Write Marker Pens, and but changed to Stampin’ Blends. Although I had to improvise with certain colours, the Blends worked so much better!
All the small butterflies were also punched from a sheet of the DSP. They were ready coloured. I chose the swirly flowery image from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set. I find this image such a pleasure to colour, especially if I use Stampin’ Write Marker Pens. To decorate the middle panel, I die cut two windows using the Stained GlassThinlits Dies. The second card I made just before I started videoing, I decided to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. They are such a pleasure to use!
I decorated each card by adding some Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins. Each pack of sequins has five colours, and each colour has half regular sequins, and half flower sequins. The flowers are gorgeous! That’s about it from me today. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do! Until tomorrow, happy crafting,