Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Easel Card for a Special Birthday

Hi Everyone!

One of my favourite things about card making is being able to create cards for the special people in my life. On November 6th, my Dad turned 65 years old - we had a lovely family afternoon to celebrate, which I hope he enjoyed!

I wanted to make a 3D card for him to celebrate this milestone Birthday and finally settled on an easel card with a twist! I've seen similar style cards on Pinterest so this is my take on that.

This is one of those great style of cards which looks so effective but is actually very simple to make!

I wanted my card to fit into a standard size envelope, so I made the base for that size. To start, I made a triangle with thick whisper white card measuring 21cm by 14.8cm. I then scored at 10.5cm and used my trimmer to make the rectangle into a triangle (tip: to get a perfect triangle, I lined up the edge of the cardstock to my trimmer blade rivet and moved the cardstock so the edge of the score line is also lined up the rivet and cut)

The base is then folded at the score line to make the base of the card. 

I then created 2 smaller triangles to become the decoration of the card. I didn't really measure these too much, I just layed around with triangle shapes to get a combination that I liked.

Once I had my triangles all cut, I decorated with designer series paper and co-ordinating cardstock. I decided to let the papers be the decoration so I just added a 'die cut '65' with the retired numbers dies in glimmer paper to complete the look.

I then cut 2 small incisions into the main triangle base to hold the decorative triangles to form the card. And there you have it - my version of an easel card! 

I hope my Dad liked it, and I hope you do too! These are the products I've used to make this card - all are available to purchase from my online shop.

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