February 27, 2015

Show Stopper With Love Is Kindness

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's been a really special week around here, not only has it been Love Is Kindness week, it's also been fancy fold week too and it's ending with a real SHOW STOPPER... A double twisted easel card.

Sound complicated? Maybe, but it's easy. The difficulty lies in trying to photograph it, so this is an image heavy and indeed long post to rightly do it justice.

The closed card might look a bit strange with the elements like this...

But all becomes clear when the first side is opened...

It's all in the twist...

View from above...

Such a special card deserves coordinating a box...

Card: Pistachio Pudding (8" x 8", two 4" squares, 9 3/4" x 5" 3/4"), Whisper White (for stamping) Best Year Ever DSP (9 13/16" x 5 13/16") and Very Vanilla (snippet)
Ink: Memento Black, Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride
Markers: Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendies
Stamp Sets: Love Is Kindness, Trust God, Butterfly Basics (happy birthday) and Gorgeous Grunge
Tools and embellishments: Stampin' Trimmer, Labels Collection Franelits, Stamping Sponges, Basics Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals and punch of choice (for notches in box lid)

Score the 8" square piece of Pistachio Pudding at 4". Turn the card on the Stampin' Trimmer and cut at 4" down to the score line (alternately mark the 4" point and cut using scissors). Score each of the new 4" squares diagonally from the center cut out to the corner and fold.
Stamp the tulip image from the Love Is Kindness stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White and the snippet of Very Vanilla (only the newspaper wrap is needed). Color the complete image with Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendies
Stamp the sentiment from Trust God and the birthday from Butterfly Basics in Memento Black onto Whisper White.
Cut the sentiments, the colored image and an additional one for the box lid using the third Labels Collection framelit (from the smallest). Sponge Blushing Bride ink onto all four panels. Cut the Very Vanilla newspaper wrap and attach to image.
Stamp the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in Pistachio Pudding ink onto the two 4" squares of Pistachio Pudding card and the inside of the base.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the die cuts to the squares.
To check positioning of the stamped panels, pick the card base up, hold the stamped square onto it and action the fold.
Apply adhesive to the inner triangles, and attach the image and sentiment panels ROTATED 90° as shown
Open both sides of the easel and attach the sentiment stopper with more Stampin' Dimensionals. Complete the card with Basics Pearls in each corner
To create the box, score both card and DSP pieces on all sides at 3/4", fold. Using punch of choice cut notches into the sides of the DSP. Cut the tabs and adhere

#58 Designers Choice at CYCI
AG #13 at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
#8 Fancy Folds at Crafty Gals Corner

I've loved creating and sharing all of the cards with you this week and I'm struggling to pick a favorite. If I had to, I'd say it's today's. Because this is such a long and image heavy post, please click the days to see the others and see if you can choose. Each will open in a new tab... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

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Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great and safe one. I'll be back on Sunday with another version of this card and a photo tutorial, so I hope you'll join me then.



Tracy Welham said...

Fab! I haven't done a double easel card for simply ages, you have inspired me! Creative blessings, Tracy x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous!
Linda xxx

Kim Ryden said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Can You Case It?!

Tina said...

WOW! Love the double easel idea, great job. Thanks for joining us at CYCI.

Eva Bussom said...

Em, your double easel is amazing! Thanks for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

That's so sweet, love your colours here Em. Thanks for playing again at CYCI ! Carolyn xx

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! beautiful card with a neat fold! I've made an easel card, but never a double easel card. It's an amazing fold!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Thanks Jill! The card is really easy to create, but the pictorial I'll be posting on Sunday will make even easier for you xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Em this is a fantastic double easel card. I haven't made one of these for a long time. You have inspired me to have another go. Hugs Jackie

Teresa Kline said...

hello Em! an adorable card, luv the sweet flowers! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine! *~*

nicky h xx said...

Such a pretty card love it x

Cynthia said...

Such a fun shaped card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CYCI?

jane stillman said...

A brilliant double twisted easel card, love the colours you've used x

Kate M said...

It's ages since I did a double twisted easel - you've set me off thinking I might just do another one. It really is a showstopper Em -
Fabulous project!!

Karon said...

Beautiful double!! Wonderful papers and love the box too! TFS

Lynne said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the fold you used!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner and good luck!