Easy Easel Card with the Flower Field Frame craft die
Hello Poppy Peeps!
Sphoorti here, back with a new card, this one using the Flower Field Frame Craft Die from the February 2022 release. Isn't it fun? It's an easel card, and it's so easy to make!
I started with cutting out a bunch of the frames. Since the frame is delicate when you cut just one layer (even if it's with 110 pound cardstock), you'll need more layers to make it sturdy like a chipboard so that it stands upright and doesn't flop over. I think I have 4-5 layers in my frame. I used Neenah Solar White 110 pound and I glued them together with some liquid glue.
Next, I took a top folding landscape card that measures 5.5" x 4.25". I scored it along the x-axis (horizontally) halfway down from the top of the card. I took 2 sentiment stamps, one that says "You're amazing" from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit, and another that says "Thank you for every-fin" from the Whittle Sealife Sentiments clear stamp set. I did what I liked to call a "stamputation". I cut the sentiment so that I'd have a piece just with the "Thank you" portion. I could have masked it off, but I don't think I'll use this full sentiment that often anyway. This way I can reuse the "Thank you" part without having to mask it in the future.
I stamped the two sentiments - one above, and one below the score line so that one of them always shows when the easel is upright, and the other shows when it's not. I couldn't get the card to lay completely flat when I was taking pictures, but it definitely completely folds flat and fits in a standard A2 sized envelope.
Then, I took the bottom half of the chipboard Flower Field frame that I made in step 1, and applied glue to just the bottom half, and adhered it to the front panel of the card below the score line. And that's actually it! That's what does the easel effect!
All I needed to do to complete the easel function is create a stopper so that the easel has something to lean on or stop against. I cut up some thin slivers (maybe 1/8" in width) with regular white cardstock and stacked them up. I used some silver foil cardstock for the top layer. Then, I opened the card up and adhered the strip chipboard horizontally.
Last (and probably the most fun step for me!) was the pearls! I did not have colorful pearls, I only had white ones. So, I took some of my copic markers and colored the white pearls. I did a random placement of different sized pearls and adhered them to the centers of all the flowers.
Here's a tip I used to color the pearls (it's impossible to color them if they're not adhered to something). So, I took a wide piece of washi tape and stuck the pearls on the washi so that they don't move, and then I colored them with copics. Easy-peasy! Here are two pictures that show that:
And the end result? A fully functional, clean and simple, rainbow-y easel card!
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