Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cardmaking - September - spring easel

Just love this cool little easel card!! It is created using a tutorial I found at SplitcoastStampers!! You can find the Spring Card tutorial here! They use larger paper but somewhere online I had seen i
nstructions for using a piece that was 8.5" long but when it came time to actually create a sample I could no longer find the tutorial but I did figure it out. You need to use a piece of paper that
is twice as long as it is wide. So I used cardstock that was 4.25" x 8.5" which created a card that is 4.25" square and fits into a regular A2 sized envelope. Using 5.5" x 11" would create a 5.5" inch card and 6" x 12" would yield a 6" square card. So create what works best for you!!
You can see from the top photo that the card stands
very nicely!! You can write a small greeting on the area directly below the image if you pull it open. To get your card to stand you may have to burnish the bottom flap fold very neatly!!
Once you have created the four folds you simply trim off the two top corners of the card to create your diamond shaped front. It took a bit of thinking when creating images for these cards because they had to be on a diamond shape (square on its point). The little teapot is a digital image from CLKER and the flowers are from digital stamp sets that were available from StampinUP during Sellabration last year!!
So a little cutting, foldi
ng, colouring and gluing - the result is a cute little card!!
I really like the easel idea so I may be using it later on for mounting a larger card front!!

NOTE: Here is another spring card I created yesterday! Added clear dimensional paint to the wings!! Love the way it turned out!!


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