Monday, November 8, 2010

My First Easel Card

I've been wanting to make an easel card for awhile now, and I finally got to make one! I just had to use my Greeting Card Kids (p. 36) set, too. I love this set! I love how each stamp in the set works with different times of the year...School Days, Halloween, Christmas, & Valentine's Day. Not only that, but the kids in the set are so darn cute!

Above is the inside of the card. When making an easel card, you have to have a second layer on the bottom of the inside of the card for the "easel" part to lean up against. I made the poinsettia flower with the 5-Petal Flower XL Punch (p. 200). I punched two from Cherry Cobbler card stock, and one from Old Olive card stock. I attached the two red ones first, only putting adhesive on the center of the top flower. This made me be able to fold the flowers up for dimension. I then attached them to the green one, making sure the green "leaves" showed through the gaps between the red petals. I then attached 5 large and 4 medium-sized pearls from the Basic Pearls Jewels (p. 188) pack to the flower center.

Above is a picture of the card closed. When it's closed, it's the same size as a regular card, so it fits in Stampin' Up!'s Medium Envelopes (p. 171).

Above is the side view of the card. The base of the card is a piece of 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. I scored the long side at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4". After scoring, fold the card in half, and then fold the other score line the opposite direction. With the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" part on the bottom, lay it down on your table. The small flap should be on top. Add Sticky Strip onto the top flap, and then attach the card front (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") to it by lining the top of the card front with the top of the flap. Looking at the picture above, the folded flap is on the back of the top half of the card front. As you can see, the card front stands up by leaning against the second layer on the bottom of the inside of the card as stated earlier.

I also want to show you a close-up of the little girl. I wanted the snow and the fur of her coat and hat to sparkle, so I painted Frost White Shimmer Paint (p. 195) with a make-up applicator. It's so shimmery in person!

Stamps:
Greeting Card Kids, Bells & Boughs (Mini), & Many Merry Messages

Ink:
Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, & Marina Mist Classic ink pads; Jet Black Stazon ink pad

Paper:
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, & Very Vanilla card stock; Jolly Holiday DSP

Accessories:
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch (Mini), Glimmer Brights Brads (Mini), Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5-Petal Flower XL Punch, & Basic Pearls Jewels.








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