Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Easel Card....

In today's Technique Tuesday, I am going to show you how to make an Easel card.  This variation of an easel card is a circular one.  The card can also be made square or standard card shaped.  You can also used stamped images to hold you easel in place instead of the ribbon in my example.  Let's get started.....
 You need the following items:
  • The Big Shot
  • Scallop Circle Bigz Die
  • 3 1/2" Circle Die
  • Fun Flowers Bigz L Die
  • Blossom Petals Builder Punch (not pictured)
  • Embossing folder - I used Elegant Lines
  • 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon - I used Basic Black
  • Large Brad - I used In Color Designer Printed Brad in Island Indigo
  • Cardstock - I used Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo
  • Designer Paper - In Colors Pattern Pack
  • Inks - I used Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade
 One piece of the Lucky Limeade cardstock needs to be 5 1/2" x 11 inches and then folded in half.  Place on the Scallop Circle Die with the folded portion at the top leaving 4-5 of the scallops visible at the top.  This way, the Big Shot will not cut at the top along the fold.
 Here's what you need cut from the various dies and punches. 
  • Scallop Circle - the folded piece and one full circle from the Pool Party cardstock
  • 3 1/2" Circle - one Island Indigo circle, then run through Elegant Lines embossing folder
  • Blossom Petals Punch - two leaves from Lucky Limeade punched and highlight edges with Lucky Limeade ink.
  • Fun Flowers - Pool Party DSP with polka dots on one side and words on the other.  Sponge edges of all four pieces to highlight with Island Indigo ink.
 Adhere Island Indigo circle to full Scallop Circle.
 Layer and adhere flower pieces together.  Attach leaves to the back.
 Attach flower to top left corner of scallop circle.
On folded scallop circle, score horizontally half way from the folded edge on the top scallop. 
 Place adhesive on INSIDE top half of the top scallop.  (Believe it or not, the these two pictures are of Pool Party cardstock - not green cardstock!  I don't know why they turned out this color???)
Attach full size scallop to the inside top half where you placed the adhesive, lining up the scallops as best as you can.
 Lay a 12" piece of ribbon out on your work surface.
 Take each end and fold it under and over to the other side so you make a loop with tails out to each side.
 Punch a hole approximately 1" up from the bottom of the bottom scallop circle.  Scrunch up the center of the ribbon loop and put it inside brad legs (or whatever you call them!).  Place through hole and open brad legs to secure.
 Here's my card opened as an Easel Card.
Here is the card when it is laid flat for mailing.

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