This is in response to a few requests on how I did my round front panel side step card, picture below, posting HERE.
This is the basic template. You can probably figure out how to make the card from this template, but for those of you who needs step-by-step instructions, I've got lots of pictures below--I'm not very good with instructions...LOL. And refering to the template as you follow the pictures will probably make it easier to understand.
You start with your cut-out shape--which is a circle in this case. I don't have the size of the circle written down, because this method will work with any size circle. So take any size circle you want to use. I will show you later on that this method will work with any shape also, not just circles.
The first thing to do is to draw a line exactly halfway between the top and bottom. 2 ways of doing this:
When cutting your circle/shape, line your cardstock with a copy/writing paper so you get an extra circle.
Fold the extra circle in half and line it up with the cardstock circle and mark the half way points.
Then draw your halfway horizontal line.
Simply centre your circle on the grids of your cutting mat and draw your halfway horizontal line.
Refering to the template above, we now draw the vertical cut line and this has to be perpendicular to the horizontal line (at 90 degrees). So line up your horizontal line of your circle along one of the horizontal grid on your cutting mat and then draw one vertical line.
Where you draw your cutting line doesn't really matter. I like mine to be 1/2 inch (1.3cm) from the centre, but as shown below, you can move it further to left or right. The picture below is only for show so just draw only ONE line.
Line up the very right edge of your circle with one of the grid lines of your scoreboard. Score 1 inch (2.5cm) from it
And then again at 2 inches (5cm).
Cut along the cut line from the first score line to the last score line.
Voila! Here is the base of your round front-panel stair-step card.
Now gather all your stuff to decorate your card, eg. DP's, image, embellishments, etc. and decorate!
And this is what I ended up with...a Mother's Day card for my Mom. I'm going to put it in a posting next.
I said earlier that you can use this concept with any shape and any size. To show you, I've cut out a few different shapes of different sizes from dies that I have.
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circle
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Oval
Go Kreate Frames Frilly #5
Go Kreate Square Frames Frilly #3
Hope this tutorial will be of some use to you. I am not the best at instructions, so let me know if something doesn't make sense to you. I will edit to try and make the instructions clearer.
Thanks so much for stopping by.