I missed a friends Birthday and I wanted to do something different. Seeing that I am on a fancy fold kick I decided to do an easel card but with a twist. The main card base is 4.25" wide and 6" tall. By the time I finish adding extra pieces and embellishments the card will end up being roughly 6" x 6". I'm using my favorite paper line Graphic 45 and this time I'll be using 1 sheet from the Children's Hour Collection. The base of the card is made with a 12 x12 sheet of Pink Shimmer paper.
Start with a piece of card stock (in this case pink shimmer) and cut 4.25 x 12. Score on the 12" side at 6 and at 9. Fold in half and then make at mountain fold of the 9" score line. This is the easel base. Cut another piece of the pink shimmer 4.25" x 6" This will eventually be glued on the lower half of the front of the easel base when completely embellished. Pieces glued on the bottom of the 4.25 x 6 are actually 6" wide therefore now making your card wider when completed. After all the papers and embellies were attached to the 4.25 x 6 pink shimmer it was attached to the main base.
I was going for a Shabby Chic look so I added lace, doily's, sequins, buttons and a little shimmer from my Wink of Stella pen.
I think it's pretty cute and I can't wait for her to get it. Now to ship it out to Spokane! Oooppps............hope she doesn't read this post.
Time to find another fun fold!
HAPPY CARDING til then!