ALL THE GOOD THINGS EASEL CARD
Today I’m sharing another ‘fancy fold’ card; I seem to be on a bit of a kick with these this week. Today is an easel card, and I used the All the Good Things stamp set, focusing on the koi fish images. Like the Z fold card I featured in Monday’s post – you can read/see it HERE – it’s not complicated to make, but it makes a big impression! So without further ado, I give to you my All the Good Things easel card!
NOTHING FISHY ABOUT AN EASEL CARD!
This stamp set was top of my list, when we demonstrators were able to preorder from the Annual catalogue. Having said that, I haven’t used it all that often yet! I do plan to change that, though 🙂
The creation of an easel card is quite simple, though it can look complicated. When you realize it comes in 2 pieces, that helps it make sense! Start with the base; cut a panel of Mango Melody cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, and score it at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″. Fold right to left on the 4 1/4″ score line, then fold backwards (left to right) on the 6 3/8″ score line. Cut a panel of Whisper White that is 4″ x 4″. Glue it to the inside panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Now cut a panel of the Tranquil Textures DSP that measures 4″ x 1 1/4″, and attach it across the bottom of the white cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now cut a 2nd panel that is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. This will be attached to the base – but first you’ll do your stamping. Get your layers ready, while you’re cutting. Create a 4″ x 4″ piece of Tranquil Textures DSP (same design as on the bottom panel), and a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel of Whisper White, for stamping.
Place the Whisper White panel inside your Stamparatus, and line up the fish images from the All the Good Things stamp set, as you want them, on the cardstock. Press the plate on top of the stamps, to pick them up. Ink up the large fish with Mango Melody ink, and the smaller fish with Cajun Craze ink. Use a Sponge Dauber to add some Mango Melody ink to highlight the smaller fish. (It’s very hard to see – I think the Cajun Craze is a bit too dark. I’m thinking I’ll use Crushed Curry next time). Press the Stamparatus closed, stamping the images onto the cardstock. Clean the stamps with your Simply Shammy, & remove them. Now line up your sentiment stamp on the Stamparatus. Use the Sponge Daubers to ink the top 1/2 in Mango Melody ink, and the bottom half with Cajun Craze ink. Stamp onto the image panel.
Now remove your image panel from the Stamparatus, to add some background colour. With an Aqua Painter, pick up some Tranquil Tide ink from the lid of the ink pad, and do a watercolour wash between the images. Repeat with the Mint Macaron ink pad, until you’re happy with your water background.
Attach the stamped panel onto the square of Tranquil Textures DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now attach the panel to the Mango Melody piece, with Liquid Glue. Now you’re ready to put the two pieces together!
Put liquid glue only on the backwards folded part of the card base. Next, attach only the top portion of the stamped panel. Burnish the two panels, to ensure a good hold. Now the easel part will stand open, as shown above. The popped-up strip of DSP is holding it standing.
To add an extra something to the front, I stamped another small fish image onto a scrap of white cardstock in Mango Melody ink. I hand cut it with the Paper Snips, and attached it to the middle of the front DSP panel with more Dimensionals.
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