October 23, 2013

Double easel

Hi everyone,

Before we get to the card I'm sharing today, I must tell you something about yesterday's post announcing that Deb has joined me as Marketing Director. It was one of, if not the shortest post I've written for this blog, yet it has been seen by the biggest audience. Last night, within six hours of it being posted, it had had an incredible EIGHTY views! Thank you ALL!

Now onto the card I'm sharing. Regular readers of the blog will know that I enjoy creating easel cards, or any differently folded card, lol. This is the first double easel card I've designed for quite awhile, and I really enjoyed creating it.

The card was created using a letter sized piece, folded in half to form a landscape style. The top was scored down the center and cut. The easels were created by laying the top on my scoring board and scored on the diagonal, from the outer points to the center cut. Those lines were then folded and burnished to reinforce the fold line.

To create the toppers, I took another letter sized piece of card and cut it into four, the remaining two pieces will be used for another card. The scalloped rectangles were cut from leftovers from other creations and embossed using my favorite swirly embossing folder. I inked the edges of the pieces in gold before doing a dry run with the main elements, cut in gold and cream from the Sizzix Poinsettia Swirls die. The flower and scalloped rectangles were added using foam tape onto the bigger rectangles, which were then added to the folded sections of the base using double sided tape. The sentiment is a gold peel-off.

The easels are held in place with some of the leaves cut from the die and these have been added with more foam tape. The look is completed with another of the swirls.

The photos don't do the card justice, it is so pretty. I'm very pleased with the look and would love to know what you think. Please do let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you!


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