Thursday, March 5, 2015

Easel Card Tutorial

Hello everyone

Today I would like to share a card I made inspired by Bronwyn Eastley from AddInktive Designs - she comes up with some amazing ideas... so I thought I would create a little tutorial with my measurements in case you wanted to re create this card.

here we go....

Step 1.  I cut my card about 297 x 155mm

Step 2.  Score in half - about 5 7/8" 

Step 3. Score 1 1/4" on either side of the card leaving a centre panel of about 3 7/8"

Step 4.  Cut along the score lines on either side until the centre score line

Step 5.  Score the centre panel down the middle to create your centre easel. about 2 7/8"

Step 6.  Glue down the two side panels as shown above.

Step 7.  Fold down centre panel on score line and embellish as desired.

I used FabScraps  Vintage Mannequin C68 005 and Vintage Buttons C68 006 Patterened Paper for my DP 

I coloured the image with a mixture of Spectrum Noir and ProMarkers

I added some glossy accents and glitter to the dots on her dress, the circle on the wings and the frosting on the cake.

this is the card folded flat - so it can be posted in a 160x160mm envelope

I added some pearls on the side panels, used a LOTV circle sentiment and some cream roses which I coloured with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

Here is my completed card. I cut out the image with my oval nestibilities and used the petite scallop ovals as a layer. In addition to that, I used my Tim Holtz Distressed Doily Die #667496 and cut out my patterned paper to create the extra layer.

and that't it....

I do hope you'll give this a try... its a different spin on the conventional easel card and quite easy to finish.

until next time....

Remember to........................

Keep it Krafty.....


Shamela :-)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reaching for the stars @ Outlawz

Hi all

happy Monday to you all... I had a jam packed weekend filled with crafting... how wonderful is that!!

I managed to finish a card for the Outlawz CAS Challenge this week... the theme is 'Space' - 
I didn't have any 'Space' images so I had to call on my friend "google" to find a free printable...

I found an adorable FREE Printable at Picklebums and this is what I came up with.

Card is 15x15cm square. I cut the card to size and printed the sentiment using Craft Artist 2 directly onto my card.

I used Harrington font for the wording Reach for the & Candlescript for the word 'Stars'

the space ship was cut out by hand and layed partially over the circle cut out with foam tape to create 3D 

I added some glitter and glossy accents to the 'fire' at the bottom of the rocket and some glossy accents to the circle window.. in my impatience to photograph... I moved the card and the glossy accents shifted slightly... one of my problems...'impatience' - I hate waiting for stuff to dry...

stuck a square sheet of scrapbook paper to the background of the card which hopefully simulates 'space' :-)

and here is the completed card... added some 'star' rhinestones which I've had  in my stash forever... and yes! they finally were needed.... I knew it would come in handy one day...LOL

and thats it for the moment... I finished a simple journal cover yesterday.. .will hopefully post those pics soon... completed it as a sample for a possible school project for quite a few young ladies...the key here was to keep costs down... so I had to rack my brain 'cause scrapbook paper and the like is by no means cheap... its gone for approval so as soon as I get it back I'll take some pics and post.

until next time...

don't forget to .....

Keep it Krafty...


shamela :-)