For todays card I have used Spellbinders Framed Labels 46 and I have created an Easel Card for my base and they are very easy to make
There are lots of tutorials on my website on all the variations of Easel Card that you may like to try ... just click the link
The dies have several other sets that match them in the Labels 46 range
I have deliberately not mentioned sizes because you can make this any size that you want without any measuring at all as long as the die you choose to use will fit onto the panels
- Pearl/Diamante centres from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Black Spotty Ribbon from Mei Flower
- Black Pearls from Want2Scrap
- Black Spotty/Stripe card from AnnaMarie Designs
- Verse from Crafters Companion
Take a piece of white card and fold in half along the short side then trim it into a square
On one side fold in half again and this will be the top of the easel
With black card create a slightly smaller mat for both the top and bottom cards
With coloured card make slightly smaller pieces and mat onto the black cards
Create another black mat that is a square to hold the largest piece of the die cut and mat with card in a different pattern
Glue the base pieces to the inside of the card
With the top panel, only add glue to the bottom part and add this to the front of the easel card so that the card can open.
If you add glue all over it then the top part will not fold and create the easel ... Not a good idea !!
With dies #2/3 and 4 cut all the pieces in silver card and this will produce four pieces for you.
Starting with the smallest piece of silver card as #1 we will build the card
With silver piece #3 I have wrapped this with ribbon.
Add foam pads to strategic spots on the back and attach to the base card
Add the bow and the diamante centre
Add two small black pearls to act as stops to hold the easel open
For the front of the card add the silver piece #4 with glue around the edges
Add the #2 with foam pads to give dimension
Add to the top panel with foam tape and although the picture shows the tape at the bottom only you can add it all along to secure the panel in place
Stamp and emboss a verse of your choice and then mat and layer it onto the same type of card
Cut silver piece #1 in half and secure it behind your verse
Add foam pads behind and add to the front of the card
Add some matching ribbon to the front and glue another centrepiece in place
Prop the easel open with the black pearls
There is space on the back or the inside where you can add your personal greeting
More tomorrow ...