Saturday, June 5, 2010

Easel Card

Occasionally, I get tired of the same old card format. It is fun to try new mechanical techniques in card making. However, there are those instances in which time is not an endless commodity. That is one of the reasons I really like the Easel card (originally appeared on the SplitCoast Stampers Forum). The above photo is of the closed card - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
The base card is 2 pieces: one 4 1/4 by 8 1/2; and one 4 1/4 square (all measurements are in inches. Score the longer piece of cardstock at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8 inch marks. Then, fold the card to create a zig-zag. Mount the 4 1/4 square piece on to the shorter area. I used Club Scrap's Passage in Time kit with some spare pieces.

Once you have the basic card shape, you can decorate as you please. Notice the lace above the "Happy Birthday" tag? It is decorative tape! Next time you need a quick card that has a "wow" factor, give this a try!


3 comments:

LUCYG said...

oooh, I love this! someone is going to get an OCAM like this. :) thanks, connie.

Julie said...

Another gorgeous card Connie. Love the easel! So many cards so little time, LOL!

Nancy Y said...

super card! I like the fact that it can sit open like that to display and you can add lots of goodies to it!