Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day Easel Card

Here is a card that we made in my technique class I held last night that was our Mother's Day Specialty card. This turned out really pretty I thought! The flower was a lot of fun to make and I will post instructions later on how to make those.

This is more of a side view so you can see the iridescent ice shimmer on the "MOM"

Here is a close up of the flower using the ornament punch. Isn't that pretty?

The easel card can be made any size, mine is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square. All you need to do is make the base of your card twice the length of the card front. So your base and your card front are two seperate pieces. My base was 5 1/2" x 11", and my card front then was 5 1'2" x 5 1/2". Your base piece you will score in half first, just like you were making a regular card, but then on one half you score that section in half again. So mine was scored at 5 1/2" and then at 2 3/4". Then you fold at the score lines so the one half that is scored in the middle will fold up like a standing triangle. You decorate your card front and then attach it on the bottom side of the triangle. So this makes your card fold flat like a normal one, but then when you pull it open your card front stands up. You have to adhere something on the inside like a button, brad, punched shape with dimensionals, to help keep it standing. Hope that makes sense, if not feel free to ask me any questions. I will try making an "official" tutorial with pictures later on.

To make this card here is what I used:

Stamp Sets: Messages For Mom This is located in the Occasions Mini Catalog that is only valid through April 30th, so you will want to be sure and get this set! It is very versatile and the sayings can be used for many occasions. Product number is 117016 for wood mounted $25.95, or #118580 for clear mounted $18.95. Click here to buy it now.

Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Stazon Black

Accessories: Stampin Up! Stampin Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Iridescent Ice, Heat gun, Big Shot Sizzix Top Note Die & Little Leaves Die, Sponges, versamarker, Stampin Up! Ornament punch, Scallop circle punch, sticky strip, the ribbon is from the Masterpiece collection product #116230, and the button is from the Playground set product #116313. The ornament punch is not shown in the catalogs right now because it was a carryover item from the Christmas catalog. It is available and if you want to order it the product number is 116794 and it is $15.95.

Hope you try and make an easel card. They are so fun and are an easy way to show off that special piece of art you made! If you make one, leave a comment and place a link to your's so we can oooh and ahhh over it! Happy Stamping everyone!

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Shari Winterstein

I'm so glad I popped in from SC - this is gorgeous. Thanks for taking my breath away and blessing my day! :)

Kathy Braun and Lucky

This is so stunning!


Easel cards ARE fun! :) This is a great that flower made with punches! :) tfs

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