Shaped Easel Card

This is a basic easel card using partial die-cutting to create an interesting shape.

  • Choose any frame die, Sharons Card Crafts - Square Multi Layer Frame is very similar to the one we have used.
  • Cut a piece of card that is twice the height of your die plus 1" - 25mm and the width of your die plus 1" - 25mm. It is a good idea to use card that is slightly larger, although you don't have to, so you have some 'wiggle' room.
  • Score and fold the card at the centre of the height. If your cut card is 8" x 6" - 203mm x 152mm, score and fold at 4" - 102mm
  • Place the top cutting edge of the die slightly above the fold line as in the picture below and run through your die-cutting machine.

Place-Die-on-Fold

  • When you remove the card from the die you should see that the two pieces of card are still connected, creating a hinge, this is where your card folds.
  • Open out the hinged die cut so that the top shape is showing the 'wrong' side of the die and score and fold across the top shape as in the picture below.

Score-and-Fold

  • Colour the bottom layer using the die as a stencil using Tim Hotz Distress Ink.
  • Cut out another complete die cut (not off the edge) and colour in the same way.
  • Cut and colour another 2 layers. One to place on top of the complete die cut  and another to place on the bottom of the easel.
  • Stamp Sleek Designs Small Scroll Butterfly on a piece of card with Tim Holtz ink and dry with a Heat Tool.
  • Use an anti static pad over the entire piece of card.
  • Put the stamped butterfly into a Stamp Positioner, line up the cleaned stamp onto the stamped image and then close stamp postioner lid to pick up stamp.
  • Using Versamark overstamp the existing butterfly image.
  • Remove image from stamp positioner and cover with Wow Metallic Gold Rich Pale super fine embossing powder, tap off excess and heat until melted.
  • Cut out the butterfly and adhere to the 2nd layer using either glue, double sided sticky tape or foam tape.
  • Attach butterfly and 2nd layer to complete die cut.
  • Take the completed die cut and lining up the side and bottom edge, adhere it to the folded part of the easel card base as shown in the picture below.

Attach-Decorated-Die-Cut

  • Stamp Sleek Designs Best Wishes using Tim Holtz ink pad onto the 2nd coloured layer using the Stamp Positioner. Place the stamp with the Wishes part at the bottom left of the layer and pick up with the stamp positioner, ink and stamp. Remove and clean the stamp and place the Best part of the stamp above and to the left of the Wishes and pick up with the stamp positioner, ink and stamp.
  • Make a double bow with long tails with ribbon and attach near the top of the layer you just stamped with foam tape. This will be the 'Stop' for your easel card. Wrap and attach the tails to the back of the layer.
  • Attach the completed second layer onto the base of the easel card and your card is finished.

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