Stepper Cards with Clare Buswell

January 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy New Year!   Hard to believe we are working our way into January already! Let’s get this month started off right with some Stepper Cards from designer Clare Buswell. Now, I have seen these kinds of cards a lot but never make them.  They are gorgeous and it amazes me how much detail you can get with ehse kinds of layers! So….I headed off to Pinterest and searched “stepper cards” and found a TON!  None of them are as gorgeous as Clare’s cards 😉 but you will be able to find a simple tutorial on how to make them like this one here. You pretty much just make folds where you want layers.   SO COOL!
 Deer Birthday Card
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using Anna Griffin embossing folder, ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut labels, stamp trees on large label and ink edges. Stamp trees, frame and sentiment on small label. Attach large label to back. Add seam binding to front section and add small label. Cut deer and trees using silhouette machine. Add trees to background using silicone glue. Add deer and smaller trees using silicone glue to front section, to finish.
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Circular Grid embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Big Shot, Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Vintage Labels 25, Man of the Hour), Marianne Design Eline’s Huis stamps Jingle Bells, Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), StazOn Jet Black Ink, silicone glue, seam binding, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette files #22748, #23251, #14718.
 Cardinal and Iine cones
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using mistletoe embossing folder,  ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut label, stamp foliage on back label, ink edges and adhere with silicone glue. Die cut oval label, stamp frame and ink edges. Add ribbon and attach oval. Die cut foliage and adhere with silicone glue. Cut cardinal using silhouette machine, sand edges and attach to card using silicone glue, to finish.
Crafter’s Companion embossing folders – (Mistletoe, Snowflakes), Big Shot, Spellbinders – (Decorative Labels One, Classic Ovals Large, Fall Foliage)Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Ovals Classic Frames, Festive Foliage), Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), silicone glue, satin ribbon, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette file #13950.


13 Responses to “Stepper Cards with Clare Buswell”
  1. These are just gorgeous!!! What beautiful creations!!!

  2. Ava Gavloski says:

    I need a silhouette machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deer and Cardinals are my favorite. Beautifully designed Clare, the Core’dinations Cardstock is so well showcased, quick run out and buy some of that Core’dinations cardstock if you have that silhouette machine……….. you lucky designers.

  3. barbara macaskill says:

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw the handsome deer card!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! TFS!

  4. Lynn Hardy says:

    These cards are both completely stunning! I especially like the deer one.

  5. Linda says:

    I can just say “WOOW!!” , beautiful cards, i´m in love. Great job, love them both. So full of inspiration, thanks for showing!

  6. Judy B says:

    Such beautiful cards! A lot of thought and care went into these. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Pam Sparks says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love them both!

  8. Susie says:

    I love these stepper cards! This is on my ‘to do’ list now!

  9. TracyM #6773 says:

    GORGEOUS cards Clare!!!

    Your Core layers, die cuts, embossing & inking are delightful and all the more special in the pretty scenes you have created with your stepper bases – WOW – THANK YOU for sharing your awesome crafty inspiration!!!

  10. Two beautiful stepper cards – your coloring is amazing! I love
    working with Core’dinations cardstock.

  11. These are great cards! I’m looking forward to giving these folds a try.

  12. Colleen Leonard says:

    My sons’ birthday is the 15th of Jan-so–made the deer card-(as close as possible)

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