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Trellis Stepper Card by Sheila Weaver

If you have any problems with this project and are a member of the Joanna Sheen forum, please contact Sheila W. via YUKU mail.  If you are not a member, please come and join us and message me.


1 A4 Sheet - Elegance Satin 300gsm Card.
1 A4 Sheet - Elegance Satin 160gsm Paper.
1 A4 Sheet - Gentle Gloss Photo Paper.
1 A4 Sheet Gold Mirri Card.
Off-cuts of Green Card - for Foliage.
Sticky Stuff – I used Double sided tape, foam pads and Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Janet Kruskamp The Collection CD.

Signature Dies - Decorative Trellis Background SD142
Signature Dies - Mirrored pairs Mini-Leafy Flourish SD111

Signature Dies - Leaves and Stamens SD005

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Dusty Concord.
6 pearls and Promarker (I used Aubergine) to colour pearls.


Step One

Using Gentle Gloss photo paper print out the “Menthe” (peppermint) image from the Floral toppers section on the Janet Kruskamp The Collection CD. 

Mount the oval topper and sentiment onto gold mirri card leaving a narrow border.

Using Elegance Satin Paper, 160gsm, print out the matching backing paper.


Step Two

Using Elegance Satin Card 300gsm measure, mark, score and cut the lines as shown.  Do not fold the score lines.


Step Three

Using the Dusty Concord Ink pad and a duster brush, tint the front of the card randomly.

Mountain fold the red lines, valley fold the blue lines, open out the green cut lines and ease into shape.


Step Four

Using the backing paper and the Signature Decorative Trellis Background die, die-cut two sections of Trellis.  Trim the trellis to fit both side panels of the card, fitting the right-angled edge of the trellis to the edge of the panel.


Step Five

Using the off-cut of green card and Signature Mirrored Pairs Mini Leafy Flourish dies, cut out the pair of die- cuts.

Using the left-over backing paper, and the smallest stamen from the Signature Leaves and Stamens dies, cut out 16 stamens.  Colour them using the Dusty Concord distress ink pad.  Spritz with water, press an embossing tool in the centre of the stamen and gather together to form a small blossom.

If you don’t have the Stamen die from set SD005, the smallest stamen die from Signature Build a Flower SD078 can be used.


Step Six

Attach a Leafy Flourish to each side panel and assemble the flowers.


Step Seven

Attach the topper and sentiment to the centre panel.

Colour the pearls using a Promarker (I used aubergine), and attach to the front of the card.

This card will fit in a C5 envelope.

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