Friday, 5 October 2012

Easel Card Tutorial - Sharon Blaxter

Easel cards are a wonderful card to make when you would like to make something that little bit more special.  They are quite easy to make.

1.  I have selected to make a stitching topper from Hobbydols booklet #76.
There are 12 patterns in this booklet, they are terrific value, even though they are written in Dutch, they are very easy to follow.

2.  Cut a piece of  white card 13cm x 13cm with a craft knife and ruler on a self healing mat
Photocopy the pattern and adhere to the front of the white card with removable tape.

Picture 1

3.   Place onto a pricking mat  and with your Ultra Fine ricking Tool prick out the entire pattern.
When finished remove the pattern and stitch with your choice of thread using an embroidery needle.
Attach the ends of the thread when starting and finishing with adhesive tape.
Attach the beads as indicated on the pattern.

4.  Attach the stitched card to a light pink card 13.5cm x 13.5cm with double sided tape.
Cut  Shimmer card 14.2 x 14.2 attach the stitched card with double sided tape.

Please note: Do not attach the decoupage until you have assembled the easel card.

Picture 2

5.   Cut  Shimmer card 14.2cm x 28.4cm with a paper trimmer.
Score  at 7.1cm and also at 14.2cm.
See picture 3 and picture 4.

Picture 3

Picture 4

6.   Attach double side tape to the smaller section of the easel card.
This section of the card measures 14.2cm x 7.1cm.
See picture 5.

Picture 5

7.   Attach the bottom of the topper to the easel card.
Your card should now look like this from the front.
See picture 6.

Picture 6

8.   When standing up your card will look like this.
See picture 7.

Picture 7

9.   Using a Cuttlebug or similar machine, die cut Marianne Creatables Roses LRO212 with white card run through through the machine once again with a embossing mat.
Chalk  or ink the roses to add a little colour.
See picture 9.

10.   Adhere  to the base of the easel card with Elmers glue and double sided tape
See picture 8.

Picture 8

11.   Attach 5 pink adhesive jewells with the help of a Pokey tool evenly across the back of the die cut.
When your easel card is standing up it will rest against the jewells.

Picture 9

12.   Cut out the complete Marianne Vintage Rose decoupage with a scalpel or scissors attach to the topper with Zig 2-Way glue using tweezers.
Attach the remaining decoupage with Silicone glue, using tweezers for placement.

Your card is now complete and when closed it will easily fit into a envelope.
See Picture 2.


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