Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Twisted Easel


I have made this image up many times and I think I may have shared it 2 or 3 times too – always doing something different with it – the sheet is by Janet Briggs and was bought from www.craftsuprint.com

Well here it is again – something different – as in a twisted easel – a first for me!

I really enjoyed making it up too so maybe I will end up making lots of my favourite images up as twisted easels!

So materials for this card I used ….

Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...

6x6 scallop edge card blank

A5 burgundy card stock

Decoupage sheet

Silver mirri card

2 a5 sheets of backing paper

chipboard sentiment

snowflake border and corner punch

shaved ice mica fragments

snowflake punch

red AB gems

Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

Double sided tape

Sticky pads

Eazi Score Board & tool

Tonic 8” guillotine



Shaping tool from www.dimensionstamps.com

Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat

To make the card ...

I folded the scallop card along its pre-scored crease then using the eazi score board I scored a line from bottom left corner through to top right corner of the card front – folded it and this created the twisted easel base.

I cut out the main image and also the few pieces of decoupage then made them up using small double sided sticky pads

The image was then matted onto a piece if the burgundy card then attached with double sided sticky tape to the card front

I trimmed one of the backing papers to fit the base of the easel leaving the all around border

A piece of silver mirri card was cut to fit across the card then a piece of the 2nd backing paper was trimmed to fit inside it – then had the long edges punched out using the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch

The punched panel was stuck to the silver mirri panel and then a narrow strip of burgundy card was stuck across the centre

I then used a dot of pva on the back of some of the snowflakes that had been punched out the borders and stuck them onto the burgundy strip randomly.

A glittered chipboard sentiment was attached to the card with sticky pads to act as a stopper so was positioned where I wanted the main image to stop.

Finally I punched out a few larger snowflakes using some punches and the 2nd backing paper – I stuck them in the corner of the base card then added red AB gems to the centres.

To decorate I covered all the fur on the hat scarf and cuffs with pva glue then covered with the lovely shaved ice mica fragments – and they look amazing!!!

As I said this is my first attempt at the twisted easel but wont be the last.

I'm so pleased it worked in practice as I had it in my head – ideas don't always work – thankfully this one did!!!!

Until the next card then....


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