Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Double Easel Card Tutorial

Hello crafty friends,
So glad you dropped by today. It’s Tuesday and that means another opportunity for me to share a creation for my Scrapyland DT. So I decided to try my hand at a double easel twisted card. The name sounds like a dive or gymnastics move…lol! Anyway, here is what I came up with.

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Here is a closer look at one of the panels. I used the Spellbinders D-Lites Corner Flourishes to create the flourished backdrops as well as the pretty corners on the pink floral layer.


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Here is a closer look at the sentiment. I used the Spellbinders Labels Four dies  to create the label layers. I used the Close To My Heart Family Love Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment. I fussy cut around it and adhered it to the top label. I also used pop dots to give the labels some lift to hold the panels in their place.


How To Make A Double Easel Twisted Card.


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Start with a piece of paper 8” x 8”.
Create a score line at the 4” mark. Turn it and score again at 4” but only up to where the second score line intersects with the first score line.
Cut the 4” score line down to were it intersects with the first one. See above photo. Red line above is the cut line. Black line is the fold line.


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Next take one of the squares and fold the upper left corner down to the crease line and in line with the outer edge. See photo above.


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Fold the other side like the above and you should end up with your base looking like the photo above.

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Fold the flaps back over the center crease line and this is what your finished base will look like.
Next you will cut out two 4” x 4” squares and glue them to the front facing “triangles on each side. Then decorate as desired.

How I made the Flowers.
I used the Quickutz Squeeze and a couple of the 2x2 dies. I used the inside of the flower die

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QQ Flower Die

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Instead of leaving them flat, I rolled them like you would a rolled or twirled flower with my quilling tool
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I  put two of them together, nestling one into the other to make the flower a little bigger.
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I then layered those onto the tiny flower die flowers. I layered four of those together.

Here is one last look at the card.
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Here are the products I used for this project
spellbinders grand calibur
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
spbinders d-lites corner flourish

S4-190LabelsFourDies1
squeeze
Quickutz Squeeze

2x2 tiny flower
2x2 Tiny Flower Die
qk flower
2x2 Flower Die
D1506-family love
z2147-smoky plum

ac glue runner
circle foam tabs
basic grey EVA 6x6-paperpad

ms score board
MS Score Board

flower roller quilling tool imaginisce
Imaginisce Flower Roller Tool
scissors
Tim Holtz Scissors
cotton candy
Robin’s Nest Cotton Candy Dew Drops

Additional Supplies
Pink, White and Medium Pink Cardstock
All the rest of the papers were from the Basic Grey Eva Paper Pad.
Be sure to visit Scrapyland.com where you can find the majority of these products. Don’t forget to look through their huge selection of dies. Especially some hard to find dies too!
Well that about covers it for today. Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me! Until the next time,

4 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Melin love the way you made the flowers and the clever use of the corner dies is fabulous!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Joyce Johnson said...

Melin I ready enjoy your blog and projects. joycejohnson2.wordpess.com

Rebecca said...

Love the card, do you have a picture on how the card lays flat for mailing?

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool. I pinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765603183549/ Thanks for the tutorial!