Monday, 5 August 2013

Easel card

To make this card I used a white scalloped 300gsm card blank and folded the front half in half again, then took another scalloped card and cut it into two giving me one half for the front of my easel, the other half can be used to create another project.
Using the fairy kit that came free with Hunkydory's magazine, I matted and layered the bottom of base card with silver rainbow shimmer mirri card, then matted the pink silk art card which I cut slightly smaller than the mirri card to give a border showing just a small amount of mirri card around all edges. Using pinflair glue I then attached to the inside base of my blank easel. I used the same process for the front of the easel but attached the front to only one half of the base white card making sure I didn't stick the front to the back of the easel.
Next I made a stopper to prop my card up by making a ribbon strip with mirri card and co-ordinating card that matched my topper, I attached this ribbon strip along the base of the card half way up using foam pads to raise it so it held the front of my easel up. Done the same thing to make the ribbon strips for the main body of the easel but using glue gel to attach them to front of card.
With the main image I wrapped lace around it that I bought from local haberdashery, I used extra strong tape and put it around the edges of the back of the base, by doing this I attached the lace with the seam behind the topper. Added foam pads to raise the height to the level of the lace, this also gives dimension to the topper when placed on front of easel card. I used a black ink pad to cover most of the white edges around the card as only wanted a tiny white border, I coloured the spots on the cup with a pro marker and added black stickers to give balance to the card, attached the topper and added pastel purple gems and a bow for decoration.
Hope you like and would love to read your comments, thank you in advance.
I intend on showing this on
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  Anything goes
  Anything goes
Anything goes
Anything goes
Anything goes
Anything with scallops