Thursday, 3 March 2016

"Hello Friend" Easel Card - Robin's Nest

Here is my Spring/Easter card for the Robin's Nest DT. It is a unique card with an easel front but is very simple to create.
To learn how to make a forward fold easel card, you can watch the video HERE.
PS I also share 4 extra cards at the end using the same Robin's Nest papers and products

The Robin's Nest Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

Other Supplies: N'wood Bird clear stamp (Trimcraft), gel pens (Sakura), Archival Black Ink (Ranger), Distress Ink (Ranger), Scallop Border Edge Punch (EK Success), Zig Water Brush (EK Success), mounting block, watercolor paints, flower brads, card base, scoring board, paper creasing tool, ruler, pencil

How to make a Forward Fold Easel Card:
1. Measure the card base and divide the front panel in half. (parallel to the fold) Use a ruler and lightly mark the center with a pencil line. Place the open card onto the scoring board and use a paper creasing tool to score the line. Place the edge of the ruler along the scored line to help the paper bend easier. Then place the card on a flat surface and firmly crease the card with a paper creasing tool.

2. Place the card into landscape position and attach double sided tape to the lower half section of the card. The open side will have tape but the folded edge side will not. Adhere a piece of pattern paper to cover the entire front but only attach it to the lower half of the card front. The upper half of the pattern paper will not be attached to the card base so that the fold in the card base can act as a hinge and the card can stand up to be displayed like an easel. Lastly, turn over the card and trim away any excess overhanging paper.

3. Embellish the front of the card as desired.

4. Select coordinating paper to match the front of the card and adhere it to the inside of the card. It will show when the card is standing. TIP: If the pattern paper has a bold design, do not cover the entire inside of the card. Leave 2-3 inches at the top of the inside of the card uncovered so that you may easily sign a message.

5. Next, select coordinating brads. So that the card front has a place to rest against and stand as an easel card, attach brads to the inside of the card in a row 3-4 inches from the bottom edge of the card. Varying the distance from the edge of the card will change the angle of the easel card. When you are satisfied, mark the placement of the brads with a pencil and use a craft knife to make small slits for the brads. Finally, push the brads through the slits and secure them. For a neat finish, cover the back of the card with additional paper to hide the open legs of the brads.

A Closer Look:

                                               YouTube Video - HERE

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