Autumn Days Stair Step Card

Stair Step card

This simple ‘Stair Step’ card was inspired by a swap I received at convention.  I thought that it was a unique way to show off several ‘layers’ of interest before the main card.

And it stands nicely too!  I’ve seen it before without the side ‘bar’ (seen here with herringbone patterned paper) however without it, it isn’t very strong.  You can be sure the you’ll see StairStep me use it more.

SETS:  Autumn Days, Harvest Home, Woodgrain, Itty Bitty Bkgnds
PAPER:  More Mustard, Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix ‘Originals” Leaves #2 die, Ovals die, Two standard cutting pads.  Basic Brown ink, sponge daubers, More Mustard ink
Markers: Real Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, ¾ inch circle punch, Natural hemp, Dimensionals
5 ½ x 8 ½ More Mustard cardstock (scored as shown in diagram)
–Scored on the 5 ½ side at 2 inches
–Scored on the 8 ½ inch side at 2 ¼, 4 ¼, 5 ½, 6 ½, 7 ¼
3 ¼ x 4 More Mustard cardstock (to frame focal image)
3 x 3 ¾ Vanilla cardstock (for focal image)
3 ¼ x 1 inch ‘rustic wood’ paper “Autumn Meadows” DSP
4 x 2 Vanilla cardstock (to stamp pheasant & leaves for cutting)
2 ½ x 3 ½ Vanilla cardstock (to cut Sizzix Oval)
3 ¾ x 2 inch Cocoa (for Sizzix leaf)
3 x 2 ¼ golden woodgrain design “Autumn Meadows” dsp
1 ¾ x 4 brown checked design ‘Autumn Meadows” dsp