Hmmm not doing too well on this blogging thing, was hoping to at least blog weekly but somehow I've never seem to find a spare half hour to sit down and just write, so a big sorry to all my loyal readers out there and also a wave or two to my secret followers lol. Sometime soon I'm going to blog about the closure of my favourite shop in Goole - Riverside Crafts (Shanda you are missed already) but today I just want to leave a quick blog on a card I made today at a craft course I've been doing since January.
The above photo is of a twisted easel card and it is really simple to make. First of all I cut some card down to 14cm by 28cm then scored it in half to make a square card blank then I scored one half diagonally to make a triangle shape - this forms the twisted mechanism. With a second piece of card I made the easel upright part by cutting it to a 14cm by 14cm square which I stuck to the triangle shaped folded card making sure it was on the right way (it's hard to explain in words but there are tutorial videos on YouTube) I then cut some striped pattern paper approximately 5mm smaller than my blank (13.5cm by 13.5cm) and fixed this to the card front using double sided tape. I then cut another card square this time in blue which measures approximately 12.5cm by 12.5cm and decorated it using peel offs in gold I placed a butterfly "foamie" in the centre of the peel offs and foiled it in gold then mounted the entire piece centrally on the stripey paper. I then added smaller butterfly "foamies" and foiled those also in gold. To make the easel stopper I punched out 3 hearts from card, covered them in ink and embossing powder then heat set them before mounting them with foam pads upon the base. To finish the card I added another large butterfly "foamie" to the bottom right-hand corner and foiled it in gold. Like all easel cards this one folds flat for posting.
I really enjoyed making this card and will probably make a couple more for Mothering Sunday (3rd April). I hope you've found this blog interesting and as always if you have any questions just leave a comment below. Happy crafting - and I'll try not to leave it so long between blogs! Sarah aka woo woo girl xxxx