Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Shaped Easel Card


Continuing with this week's Winter White challenge, I have created a shaped easel card.  I quite often get emails from our viewers asking how to make a shaped card and keep the die shape.


The trick is to move your folded card stock down in the die, creating a hinge on one side.  In this pic, the folded edge of my 6" square is at the top and you can see a portion of my Scalloped Circle Stackers die above it.


Because I am very anal, I don't like the hinge to show; so I always cut another panel (the one on the right) to add to the card base (on the left).  That gives you the scallops all the way around the card front.


So once I got my card base created, I started on my card.  The first thing I did was emboss the extra front panel with my Petite Hearts embossing plate.  Then I added a Sophia's Heart die cut.  This is such a beautiful die. 


For the inside card base, I die cut a coordinating panel with my Silver Circle Stackers and again embossed with my Petite Hearts.  I added another Sophia's Heart but this time I trimmed out the center of the die.  I created a straight scalloped border piece using my Scalloped Square Stackers to which I added a Heart Chain border.  I trimmed the center heart out of my Sophia's Heart die cut, added a backing and popped it up on the card base.  The last step was the sentiment panel cut with my Scalloped Oval Little Stackers and matching Silver Oval Little Stackers.   This will fit in a 6" square envelope.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's White on White challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.

7 comments:

  1. Le résultat est superbe!! Bravo, bises. Nadine

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  2. Exquisite work Sandy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial - you've answered several questions I had. Nicola x

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  3. Beautiful card Sandy!! Love all the layers and the shaped card. Wonderful tutorial!!

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  4. Wonderful shaped card Sandy. Your layering of the dies is gorgeous. I have a idea for something really similar that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

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  5. Gorgeous, love how you trimmed out the center for the inside, great idea!!!

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  6. Beautiful Easel Card Sandy!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  7. Sandy this is STUNNING! I just love that you made it monochramatic too! So elegant and pretty! And great tutorial! I am so excited about CHA and the new releases! And hope to get back to some challenges too!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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