Tutorial: Reverse Center Step Card

Happy Wednesday!  My creative mojo has been in full gear this week!  I saw the new Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge #77 come on Monday and knew exactly what I was going to do with it!

I loved the colours so I pulled out some of my newest Flourishes stamp sets, "Home for the Holidays" and "Holiday Topiaries" and set out to make a modified version of a Center Step Card (see instructions below).  I knew these two sets would look super cute together!  Since the topiaries were on a little bit bigger scale than the door front image, I placed them up front and the door on the back panel.

For the door, I actually stamped my image twice and fussy cut out the garland, light, wreath and doormat and popped them up from the door base.  I coloured all of my images using Copic markers - super fun!

To complete my card, I added a cute sentiment from the "Home for the Holidays" stamp set along with the matching swag and patterned papers I used on the front of my card.

Here's a side view of my card to see that my square panel actually sits back from the 2 side panels; the opposite of a traditional Center Step card.

Here's a quick sketch of how I made this card.  It's super easy to make and it makes a finished 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 sized card to fit in a square envelope.
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I hope you get a chance to try out this card.  They are very dimensional and have a lot of space to decorate and add that personal touch.  Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Home for the Holidays, Holiday Topiaries)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, Bazzill
patterned papers: Simple Stories
die cut shapes: Spellbinders.


Unknown said...

Wow! What details! Love this card!

Natalie said...

This is so cool!! Love the design, so glad you shared the technique, it looks really fun! Very beautiful card.

Bronwyn said...

Thanks for sharing, it is a beautiful card

KimCreate said...

Fabulous! I'm wish I could join you for your twelve cards! This one is so pretty. I'll be back to visit so I can learn to make that cool card base.

Karren said...

Wow! I can't comprehend the amount of work that must have gone into this beautiful card. Your layout and coloring are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

AMAZING! I love how the door is recessed! And the fussy cut garland is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Karen Harris said...

Beautiful card. A true work of art!

None None said...

Wow!! Wow, wow!! This is amazing! I love the center step fold you did. I will be giving this a whirl soon! The popped up garland and topiaries are perfect.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow, your card is stunning Allison. I love all the fabulous details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Stacy Morgan said...

Allison this is gorgeous. Fabulous depth to the card. Love it.

LeAnne said...

Wow....this is stunning! So much detail and what a cool stepped card! Thanks for the measurements as well! So glad you could play with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Love how you added so much definition to your card and the reverse centre fold, fantastic use of the colours with the DSP. Thanks for sharing your card at Merry Monday this week.

Lesley said...

Wow, what a cool layout and design for your card. The images are delightful!!! Thanks for sharing the "how to" instructions. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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