Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tutorial: Kimono Oval Blossom Branch Easel Card

Shilpa, from the Die'sire team in the UK, has made a gorgeous easel card and created a tutorial for you to follow along with!

Crafter’s Companion US supplies:


1) Create easel card base. (**Shimmering cardstock in White Pearl would work well in lieu of the Centura Pearl Shilpa used here).

2) Take an embossing folder, Blossom Branch, to emboss the top layer. To add color to my embossed top layer I’ve used a few (non-permanent) ink pads and gently inked up the top of my embossing folder. (We suggest the Memento Dew Drop ink pads!)

3) Run this through your machine and get a beautiful result. Wash your embossing folder in warm soapy water before doing anything else.

4) Stick the embossed layer onto the card front using Collal All-Purpose Glue (only stick the bottom half, as it’s an easel).

5) Print out the tag sheet (or any image of your choice from the CD-ROM). I used photo paper for a gloss look.

6) I have a wooden frame to frame my chosen image (you can use a fancy die-cut frame). Then color up the frame in a contrasting color.

7) Adhere the framed image on top of the card, using Collal Quick Dry Tacky Glue

8) To embellish the front of my card, I’ve used sections of a floral vine, a bow, a flat back pearl and a die-cut butterfly using Fluttering Butterfly die.

9) For the inside of the card I stamped a sentiment using the Porcelain stamp set. This will be the stopper for the easel.

10) Cut out the sentiment, mat and layer on colored card and embellish using flowers from the vine used earlier (or any flowers that coordinate).

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