Then the big decision, what kind of step card? I found out that there are center step, left step, right step, circle step, and many other kinds. I thought I might try a circle card, but I didn't really do very good with it so I decided to go for the Center Step. One small glitch, my paper cutter is the guillotine type and I was fresh out of sharp Xacto knives so a trip to the store was in order where I picked up an inexpensive paper cutter for less than $10 at Walmart. I colored Miss August, from the Birthstone Bestie collection at Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store, got her mounted, my card embellished, and it took no time at all. I think I will be making a lot more step cards. My card is below. Miss August is colored with copic markers and the die is from Spellbinders.
Here is the link to the tutorial for the step card. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/
My papers, gems, and flowers are from my stash!
Have a crafty day!