September 21, 2015
Good Monday to you all!
I saw that Laurie’s challenge over at The Paper Players #263 calls for a FALL card.
Well, I just happened to have one up my sleeve since I used the SU Sheltering Tree to create an easel card to show one of my friends how to make one!
To achieve the colorful leaves, I inked up my tree foliage with Daffodil Delight ink and then added Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink with finger sponge daubers in different places. I also did that with the little “flowers” that are included in the set so that I had some fallen leaves on the ground.
For this easel card, I took a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2. I then folded it at 5 1/2″ like I would for a standard card. Then I just folded up the 2 3/4″ part to create the easel. I cut another 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Chocolate Chip panel that I adhered to the 2 3/4″ part of the easel after I had stamped the tree on a 3 3/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla panel bordered by a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie panel. *TIP- when adhering the stamped tree panel, put your adhesive on the 2 3/4″ part of the easel not the panel so you won’t have any adhesive showing.
After stamping my bottom (inside) panel with the same measurements as the other panel, I placed my button with a sturdy glue dot so that the easel could sit up against it. You can place your easel mechanism anywhere you want, on this particular card, I left ample space for writing.
I have not decided yet what kind of card this will be or where I will put the sentiment so I left it blank for now. I do that often, how about you?
Hope your week starts off wonderfully friends,
Thanks for buzzing by…