Sunday, December 27, 2009

Making an Easel Card

I hope that everyone is having a great Holiday Season. I am taking the day off (so to speak) and having some fun making cards.

In an earlier post, I promised to tell you how to make an Easel Card. When I first saw an Easel Card, I was excited. I thought what an interesting way to display your artwork. Then I tried to find a tutorial explaining how to make the folds. After searching and searching and eventually feeling quite dense, I figured it out. That was when I decided that I would try my hand at describing the folds. It is really an easy card once you get the hang of it!

Start with a piece of card stock approximately 8 to 9 inches in length. You can adjust the length based on width of the card. You chose the width. The width should match what you wish the base/top of the card to be. For this example, I decided to make a 6 x 6 inch card top. Therefore, the measurements of my card base is 9 x 6 inches.

Next, score the short side of the CS at the 2 and 4 inch marks.

Now, this is the part that was confusing to me...It is time to fold the "easel." Fold it like an accordion. One fold upward and one fold downward.

Next, attach the front of the card to the easel base. To make sure it stands up high enough so that you can actually "see" the front, attach it at in the middle of the card top. Don't attach it at the top.

Lastly, attach brads on the base of the of the scored piece of CS. The brads should be attached on the largest section of the CS. The card top rests against the brads and that allows the card to stand.

You're now free to decorate the card as you like.

This is a sneak peak at Close To My Heart papers and stamps to be officially released on January 1st. The papers are from the Veranda Creative Basics set. Creative Basics paper packs are sets of papers along with a spool of ribbon that coordinate beautifully with new Level 2 paper packs. Veranda is new and I love it. One of the great things that CTMH continually does is strive to make paper crafting "faster, simpler, easier." The matching CS colors are always listed so it is easy to make a great looking card. The coordinating colors are Juniper, Garden Green, Cocoa and Creme Brulee. The flower image and sentiment are from "Enjoy Every Moment." What a great stamp set. It contains 3 groups of flowers and the sentiment. For this card, I heat embossed the flowers in Cocoa and colored them with my new Christmas Copics.

It is time to head off and make another card. The January CTMH Blog Hop is rapidly approaching. For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Barbra Otten said...

Beautiful card Cindy.