These cute little dimensional birds were also from the packet my Mum-in-law sent me for my birthday. They are so cute and work well with the scrap backgrounds I've been using because they are also made up of different colours and patterns.
Wednesday, June 24
Easel cards are wonderful display cards that are relatively easy to assemble. They are quite popular amongst card makers and there seems to be more and more variation as paper artists explore the possibilities of these great cards. Today I'm going to show you my take on a simple triple easel card.
1. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 7". Lay it lengthways (landscape orientation) on your scoreboard and score at 5" and 71/2". Make mountain folds along each score line to create your basic easel card base.
2. Open your card and lay it flat on a cutting mat. You are going to make two cuts on the front of your card to create three sections, as shown below. The cuts start from the spine of the card and end at the opposite edge.
Measure and mark 11/2" from the left hand edge for the first cut. Measure and mark 11/2" from the right hand edge for the second cut. You should end up with two outside sections measuring 11/2" x 5" and a centre section measuring 4" x 5". Refer to the picture below.
3. Cut two pieces of cardstock measuring 11/2" x 5" and one piece measuring 4" x 5". These panels will be secured to the card base and will form the front of your finished easel card.
4. Decorate the panels as desired. I used some patterned paper, die cuts, pearls, ribbon and a sentiment stamp. Don't forget to add some decoration to the inside of the card, which will be visible when the card is standing open.
5. Secure the panels to the front of the card, adding adhesive only to the bottom sections. If you have never made an easel card before, click here for some basic assembly instructions.
6. Now you need to add some little embellishments to hold the card panels open for display. I used little oval die cuts secured to the inside of the card with foam tape. Since I wanted to make the three panels obvious when the card was open, I staggered the ovals so that the centre panel stands up further than the two outer ones.
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Monday, June 22
Here's one for all those girls who love to feel the wind in their hair!
Friday, June 19
My Mum-in-law sent me some fabulous embellishments for my birthday in April, including a packet of the cutest little dimensional birds. I've used one of them on today's card along with a sentiment stamp from a new set I just purchased from Altenew.
Wednesday, June 17
Monday, June 15
This set is based on the beautiful Russian style Zhostovo painting that is popular amongst folk artists. Traditionally, the flowers are painted in many layers on a black or dark background, which makes the colours very rich and vibrant.
A tag from Petra
Another Card from Shirley
Saturday, June 13
Friday, June 12
Wednesday, June 10
It certainly feels like I've reached another milestone today with 20 scrap cards now under my belt! This is definitely the most successful I've ever been with a New Year's Resolution... it has helped to have all the backgrounds out on my desk, in full view, and taking up space that I could be using for my cuppa. That's definitely incentive to keep going!
Stamps by Stampin' Up
Monday, June 8
I'm going to apologise in advance to all the people whose favourite breed of dog doesn't appear in this set of pooches, I wish I could draw them all!
Dog Tales Too
A set of three cute cards from Shirley.
Two gorgeous cards from Anesha... she even
created her own patterned paper for the first one!
Astrid's adorable card.
A celebration of colour from Christine.
Judy's gorgeous card... don't you just love the little bones?!
Two fantastic creations from Petra.
Thursday, June 4
This month all my scrap card backgrounds will be blue, since I seem to have an abundance of them. Fortunately for me, blue is one of those wonderful colours that is easy to use and works well with lots of other colours, designs and images.
For todays card I've used a gorgeous Flourishes stamp and Prismacolor pencils.
The sentiment is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Monday, June 1
Congratulations to Carla, Donna and Suzana!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the May challenge.
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three
individual images. Email your choice to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three new sets of images have been added to the shop this month, including some new doggie friends as well as some colourful, folk-art inspired florals.
Dog Tales Too
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