Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Easel Card

Good morning and good morning again to you early risers!
First a little trumpet blowing. I don't usually do this but as I made the top 5 at LOTV with my little skier I had to do a little whoop whoop this time. Anyway back to business.

Its a double post Tuesday so it means a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz. You didn't much like the theme from last week so I hope you will join us for our latest challenge an -


Simples, no theme, you only need to make a male orientated card in an easel format. Any format of image is acceptable but I've used a Micheal Powell stamp from the Harbour series for the focus of this card.

An easel card is really easy all you need to do for this card is-

1. Take an A4 sheet of card and cut it in half length ways. Use one half for the base.
2. Score at half way and then half way between the end and fold. This creates the shape to mount the decorated panel.
3. For this size card you need an A6 panel of matching card.( use half of the remaining half of the A4 sheet.) Put this to one side.
4. Use the last remaining A6 piece of card to stamp your main image.
5. Decorate the A6 flat inside of the folded card base and the separate A6 plain panel with some DP if you want. I used one of the NitWits Coastal set.
6. For this image I cut the stamped outline down to give a good all around border. On a separate piece of card I stamped again and cut a rectangular panel out of it.I chose the section around the lighthouse.
7. Colour the small rectangular panel, then mount over the same area of the uncoloured large panel. Mount onto the decorated A6 panel.
8. With an easel card you need to have something to prop the vertical panel against. So I cut a circle of white card and coloured it to resemble a life buoy adding rope around the edge. I cut a LOTV circular greeting out of another scrap and stuck it in the middle. The whole buoy was popped up on pads. 
9. Finally on the top side of the folded base put glue on the smaller end panel and then add the decorated panel. Voila!

Go on have a go.
For more inspiration go to the main blog for more fab DT inspiration.

I shall also enter the following challenges:-
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with option of a sketch
Crafty Little Fairies - only one DP

OK, that's it. Thanks for coming by, hope to see you back again soon.


  1. This is wonderful. I love how part of the image is colored and part isn't. Gives it a lot of interest.

  2. Wow! What a cool card. I love that you've only chosen to color the forefront image. It just creates this really lovely effect. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is such an awesome card!! Looks like a fabulous painting :)

  4. A great creation! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  5. First off Well done you on your Top 5 at LOTV...well deserved !! Love this card, the life buoy ring thing (senior moment, can't remember what it's called!!) looks fabulous with the sentiment and what you've done with that fab stamp is brilliant!! xx

  6. First off - Congrats on your Top 5 at LOTV well deserved.
    I love how you have just coloured part of the image, clever idea. The buoy is amazing and when I read how you had made it, knocked socks off me, brilliant. Thanks again for your wonderful inspiration at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  7. Just gorgeous, Jules - I love those images, I might just have to acquire some of my own! Lol.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  8. Wow, Julie, your card is fabulous. Lovely image, and how you have used the 'spotlight' technique looks great...love that buoy too!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  9. The image is stunning and the way you've used it makes it even more striking than ever! Lovely card

  10. Just love this Julie. The way you've done both the image and the life bouy is so clever x

  11. It's a wonderful card, i love it.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  12. Super stunning, I love it! Really clever way to use the stamp. Fab! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Crafty Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x


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