Saturday, 19 October 2013

Fab Circular Stepper Card Tutorial from Dressy Girl Lyndsey..

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here and I am very excited to be here today with my first post on the All Dressed Up Blog.

I love making different shaped cards and the wow factor they give, so I thought each month on my posting day I would give you a little tutorial on one of these cards.

Today I am going to give you a little step by step guide on making this fabby Circular Stepper Card.

I have used the gorgeous image Party Girl 3 from Three little Party Girls
All Dressed Up, Three Little Party Girls
Not only do you get this fabulous little group of friends you also get each girl as an individual image too bonus!!!  

Ok then - so to start with you will need the following
7" Circle Die or Circle shape to cut around
Three Little Party Girls digi image (obviously)
Promakers (colours listed below)
Spellbinders Fancy Oval Die & Plain Oval Die
Pretty Papers
Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls

Step 1 - Die Cut or cut out your Circle Shape ( I have used a Grand Nestie which is approx 7" or you can use a Dinner Plate etc of a similar size) 

 Step 2 - Place your circle on your cutting mat & measure across 10.5cm from Left - Right on your circle and draw a vertical feint line

You will score your steps on the RH side -which will be on the LH side when the card is folded

Step 3 - Scoring between the 10.5cm line & the RH edge score lines at the following measurements
3.5cm, 5cm, 6.5cm, 8cm & 11.5cm

Step 4 - Scoring from the LH side to the 10.5cm line score a line across at 8.5cm

Step 5 - Split the circle open by cutting along the vertical line between the 3.5cm & 11.5cm score lines

Step 6 - Fold your card into shape with Mountain & Valley folds as shown
(if at this point you would like your steps to be on the opposite side instead - fold your score lines the opposite to shown - ie a valley would be a mountain)

Step 7 - Trim off the excess steps that overhang the circle

Step 8 - Cover the front of the card & steps with patterned paper
(I have used First Edition papers - New Bloom)

Step 9 - Print & colour your image, cut out using a Plain Oval Die
Step 10 - Die Cut the Fancy Oval from coloured card - Mat your image onto this
Promarkers used to colour the image as follows

Skin - Burnt Orange, Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair - Black, Cool Grey 5,4,3 & 1
Skirt - Plum, Purple, Amethyst, Orchid
Top - Petrol Blue, Turquoise, Marine, Cool Aqua

Step 11- Add the image to the RH side of your card using foam pads

Step 12 - Decorate the rest of the card using flowers & embellishments to suit
(make sure that your card weight is balanced and not too heavy on one side or your card will lean)

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today, please do keep popping back and checking out all the fabulous inspiration and tutorials from my very talented team mates.

Lyndsey xx


  1. Brilliant tutorial and a card style I have never tried ! Thanks Lyndsey x

  2. Brilliant Will Have To Try And Thanks For The Colors You Have Used Different From My Skin Will Have A Try

  3. Thank you for the tutorial. Your card is beautiful.

  4. Beautiful card and a fantastic tutorial. Love it!

  5. Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Lyndsey! Your card is beautiful! :o)

  6. Fab tutorial I was looking for a stepper card template this morning so your is perfect thankyou will definitely have a play.

  7. Thank you so much for the tutorial never tried this before will certainly have to give it a go. Thank you so much. Love Alison xx

  8. Wonderful tutorial!!!! I think I may even try this!!!! And the card is just adorable!!! Your coloring is fantastic!!!!

  9. Such a clever idea the tutorial was fab x

  10. What a great tutorial. Thanks a lot. I love it. The card is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Keti