Sunday, December 1, 2013

Joyful Christmas Easel Card

After much time looking at Pinterest with what other creative people were posting using this stamp set, I designed this card with layout inspiration from SU Demo, Sharon Burkert.  I'd also been wanting to try heat embossing on the vellum cardstock and I was very pleased with those results. It's not hard at all. I added the color by sponge dauber on both the front and back sides of the paper, then fussy cut the poinsettia (x2) and leaf (x2). Use dimensionals to give height to the layers as you are building the card.

Making the easel card wasn't hard. You start with a piece of Real Red cardstock cut at 4.25" x 11" then score at 5.5", then on one half you cut two 1" strips to the score line from the two outside edges. Those 1" strips will be glued back down to the card base. The last score line you'll need is for the middle easel section scored across at 2.75."  Then cut your Whisper White cardstock at 2.25" x 5.25" and glue in place. The two polka dot pieces are 0.75" x 5.25" and glued down.

The oval poinsettia centerpiece is assembled then glued to the lower half of the center strip allowing for the scored line to fold creating the stand-up easel. The Decorative Label punch greeting is the "magic" that allows the easel to stand when propped against its edge which has been lifted with Dimensionals. I tried a new idea with the gold foil paper that I punched then layered behind the greeting - cut an X which gives you 4 pieces to glue with just a touch of gold showing behind the Whisper White. That idea saves paper and reduces thickness.

Supply List:
Real Red Cardstock 102482 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Gold Foil Sheets  132622 $3.95
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper 126902 $10.95
Joyful Christmas Stamp set (Wood 131802 $22.95) or (Clear 131805 $16.95)
More Merry Messages Stamp Set  (Wood 126400 $32.95) or (Clear 126402 $24.95)
Real Red Ink  126949 $5.95
Old Olive Ink 126953 $5.95
Black Stazon  101406 $7.95
Real Red 1/8" Taffetta ribbon 119251 $5.95
Oval  Collection Framelits Dies 129381 $26.95
Vellum Cardstock 101856 $6.50
Versamark Ink 102283 $7.50
Gold  Stampin' Emboss Powder 109129 $4.75
Heat Tool 129053 $29.95
Embossing Buddy 103083 $5.95
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder 128984 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
Decorative Label Punch 120907 $16.95
Paper Snips  103579 $9.95
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 $4.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Brushed Gold Cardstock 102935 $7.95
Whisper White Envelopes 107301 $6.50
Envelope Liner Framelits Dies  132172 $26.95
All these items are available are available at my online store. Happy Stamping!
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