Showing posts with label Easel Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easel Card. Show all posts

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top o' the Mornin' to You 2010!

Today Ardodd (Ann)was the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast - whoo hoo! she has lots of wonderful cards in her gallery! (ETA: click on the photo to see the detail of her pearl necklace and bracelet!)

I chose her technique Tilda card to CASE today because I wanted to try this 'out of the box' cutting technique and I also have tons of Tilda's that I haven't yet inked up! The sentiment and shamrock are from the Irish Blessings set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I changed the colors, used different stamps and also made mine an easel style card with a calendar on it. The Saturday Spotlight challenge this week was to put a calendar of some kind on your project.
Here's how the easel card looks from the side. If you'd like to make an easel card you can see my tutorial here.

Thanks for coming by today! Got to go help DH shovel snow - again.....!

Stamps: Sentiment & shamrock - Waltzimgmouse Stamps - Irish Blessings, Tilda - Magnolia, 2009 - Karen Foster Snap Stamps (retired)
Paper: ocean tides, vintage cream - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird/Apron Strings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, scro tape, tag trio - spell binders, long scalloped rectangle, rectangles - Nestabilities, modern label punch - SU, basic grey brads, crop a dile, lace - from stash, saddle stitched ocean tides ribbon - PTI, cuttlebug, rhinestone stickers, Calendar - Taylored Expressions download

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beware! Beware!

I am so excited to show you this Easel card today! I found the design on Becca's blog and knew it would be perfect to highlight this Halloween scene I was working on. I was inspired by this card by Vicki

I'll show you how I made my easel card. There are two pieces - the image front and the folded base. My finished card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" so my base is 11 x 5 1/2. I scored along the 11" edge at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".

Then you fold on the scores to make the easel shape as per below.

Attach your sentiment to the base mounted on foam dimensionals so it is popped up and will hold back the easel part. Make your card front (5 1/2"x5 1/2") and adhere the bottom half of it to the easel triangle with Scor Tape.

You can see how the popped up sentiment holds the card front upright. Isn't this super? It's a great way to make a card into a beautiful decoration that you can display on a shelf or counter.

And now the deets on my fun Halloween image. The stamps are from the Halloween Party Set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. First I stamped the spooky witch and owl on the branch with black ink. Then I punched a circle from Eclipse Tape and placed it over the images. I sponged around the sky using 3 different blue inks. Then I masked the sky and sponged the moon using yellow and orange inks. Finally I cut a rolling line from Eclipse Tape and masked the ground sponging the area in dark blue. To finish it off - I stamped the bats in green flying in front of the moon. I cut the image with Petite oval nestabilities and layered it to two colors.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with Labels 4 Nestabilities layering it to two colors. I stamped the bats with Versamark ink so they are just a shadow behind the sentiment.

This is how the card looks closed.

You can make an Easel card any size - the base just has to be twice as long as the front image piece. For example to make a 4x4 card - your base would be 4x8 (score along 8" side at 2" and 4") and your card front would be 4x4.

These are so easy to make and look so impressive - don't you think??!!

Stamps: Halloween Party- Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White, Oceantides, Enchanged Evening, DP Bitty Dot Basics, Hocus Pocus - PTI, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie: SU
Ink: Versamark Watermark Pad, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou: SU, Ocean Tides: PTI, Adirondack Lemonade, Sunset Orange, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Eclipse masking tape, foam dimensionals, circle punch, petite oval nestabilities, Fiskars Corner star punch, Copic: YR04, saddle stitched ribbon: PTI, drippy punch: Martha Stewart.