How to make a Father’s Day boat stepper card
Use bunting nesting dies or hand-cut tall triangles to make Becky James' boat shaped card
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Here’s what we used to make this card. You can substitute your own papers, alphabet stickers and embellishments to make a similar version
- Marianne Design paper bloc – Après Ski,
- Marianne Design die sets – Letters & Elegant Numbers & Flourishes, from Buddly Crafts
- Xcut die set – Wedding Alphabet & Numbers, from Craftelier
- Xcut nesting dies – Bunting, from Craft World
- Simply Creative glitter stickers – Stars, from Trimcraft
- First Edition die set – Bunting, from Hobbycraft
- Coloured card
- Silver glitter paper
- Bamboo skewer
- Scalloped edge scissors or punch
- Nesting circle dies
- Die-cutting machine
You Will Need
- Patterned paper
- Coloured card
- bamboo skewer
Place the largest triangle bunting die over the hinge of an A6, top-fold card blank and cut. Die cut another triangle from red check paper and use this to cover the card front. Die cut a slightly smaller triangle from blue patterned paper then layer this on top of the red paper.
Die cut a cream, patterned sail, mount it onto card, for strength, then use sticky foam pads to attach it so it overlaps the right-hand side of the sail made in step 1. Use washi tape and strips of patterned paper to add striped detail at the base of the sail. Mount a silver glittered ‘1’ onto layered circles and arrange overlapping the stripes, then stick the ‘no’ letters above.
Place a bamboo skewer ‘mast’ down the centre of the sails and add layered pennants to the top. Die cut an 11.5cm-wide circle from white card, fold it in half then cover one half with wood-effect paper, to create the ‘hull’. Use sticky foam pads to attach the hull at the base of the sails then add patterned papers and the word ‘dad’.
Add a scalloped edge to two panels of aqua card and layer up at the base of the hull. Add another semi-circle to the back panel of the card, so it stands up.
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