Here is another view of the card I made using the Lupine stamp. (When we were in northern Wisconsin last year, we saw lupines all over. We bought some seeds and planted them a few weeks ago. I sure hope some of them grow!) This is a modified side-step card. There are several places to find directions for a side-step, but I wanted the "set-back" part to be in the middle. I know there are directions for a card like this, too, but I just took some directions for the side-step and modified it to suit me. First let me say how I finished the card, and then I'll get into the measurements I used. I cut the blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!'s Blue Bayou, I believe) to fit on the front with a sixteenth-inch border all around. I embossed the top parts with a Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I scored the lines with my Scor-Pal. The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions, also. The middle section of the middle section (:) ) is just plain cardstock. The back section of the middle section is the image. I colored it with my blue Copic marker and a Certainly Celery marker from SU! and matted it with Blue Bayou. OK. I think that takes care of that part of my description.
One more view of the card, just for fun!, and also the measurements that I used. I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to "standard" size - 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. I cut a slit an inch and a half in from each side, from one inch from the bottom to 6 3/8 inches from the bottom. ... I decided the easiest thing would be for me to show you a diagram. I had done a "test run" on a piece of computer paper first, so I just wrote the measurements on that. The dashed lines are mountain folds, and the dotted/dashed lines are valley folds. The solid lines are where you cut. I scored the lines with my Scor-Pal, and then folded. I hope that all makes sense! I guess if enough people ask for it, I could do a tutorial! Anyway, here is the diagram with measurements. You can click on it to enlarge it.
Whew - are you still with me? LOL! Don't forget - you still have today and tomorrow to make a card for Repeat Impressions' "WHAT IF Wednesday" challenge. A random participant from the month of June will be selected to win a $25 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions. Worth playing for, for sure!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!