Today you “buy one get one free” – well “see one get one free”. I have the instructions for today’s card and also the names of the spellbinders dies for my last card “A Warm Hello“.
Before I show you the instructions for today’s card I just want to let you know that I’m entering “Sophia” into the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #164 “texture“. I have used some lovely baby pink felt for “texture” and the ribbons and paper are also daintily textured.
Now onto the Easel Card Instructions.
- I like to choose my stamp before I do anything else. Today I chose “Sophia” a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp;
This was a stamped image I had to discard because her shoulder didn’t stamp – even after all the years I have been stamping I still sometimes have slip-ups.
- Next I chose the colours I wanted to use on this sophisticated miss – subdued green and pale pink; (usually I choose the paper first but not today);
- I found some paper from Kaisercraft paper pad “Lil’ Primrose” which I thought suited the image;
- Now is the fun part (well it is all fun but this is the “FUNNest” 🙂 part – choosing which dies to use;
- For this card I chose Spellbinders “Romantic Rectangles” and “Labels Twenty-One”. I’m very fortunate because I have a number to choose from. If you don’t have any you can of course cut squares, rectangles or circles by hand, but can I suggest you buy a couple of your favourite Nestabilities sets because if you are like me and love easel cards you will use then again and again;
- Die cut your card;
- The base should be cut after you have folded the card in half making sure you don’t cut the top. It should look like this when you open it up;
- Now make a crisp fold in one half. So now you should have a mountain fold and a valley fold. This is how it should stand;
- Now die cut your papers (or cut by hand) for the front of the card;
- I just cut the rectangles with my paper-cutter and rounded the corners with a corner punch;
- I put them altogether to make sure they were the correct sizes
- Matt all the pieces together with ds tape;
- Adhere, arranging in your own style (make sure you add ribbons and embellishments as you go);
- Once you have finished the front die-cut your papers (and in my case felt);
- Sometimes I draw around the outside of a die so that it is only slightly bigger than the die-cut piece and then cut it by hand. That is what I did with the very light pink card above;
- Adhere the paper (and felt) to the card base;
- I used another Spellbinder die “Fancy Tags 2” to create a sentiment tag which is used to rest the front of the card against. The sentiment comes with the “Sophia” stamp;
- Raise the sentiment tag with ds foam tape and position on the base;
- Add embellishments;
- Finally attach the front panel to the base. Voilà …..
Here is the front of the card folded ready to post –
For my previous easel card I used exactly the same process. Here are the Spellbinder dies I used – for the front panel I used “Lacey Circles” and for the stand “Labels Thirteen”.
If you have trouble deciphering my instructions please leave a comment with your query. I would love to hear from you.
Bye for now,