Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Twisted Easel Card

I made this card for my granddaughter's birthday this coming week. I try to use a different type of fold for each Christmas/birthday etc. This time I chose a Twisted Easel Card which is a very simple fold - follow the steps shown below. I bought the darling "Little Friends" digi stamp from Crafty Sentiment Designs specifically for this card - just so cute!

Update : WOW!!  This card was a Crafty Sentiments Favourite this week. Thanks to all the team for choosing my card xx

These are close ups of the detail.

To make the card:  Some white cardstock - 11" x 5 1/2" was scored at 5 1/2" along the longest side.
Then a diagonal score made from one corner to the centre fold. 

The card was turned over and the centre fold creased using a bone folder. The corner was folded to the centre line. 

The image was printed onto white card  a Spellbinders Large Octagon die used to cut it out.  The card was left in the die and some Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged around the stencil edges. The image was coloured with Copic pens and Sakara Clear Star used to highlight the ribbon , flowers and butterflies. This process was repeated for the sentiment which was computer generated. The four mats for the image and sentiment were cut from black and deep pink card using the scalloped  octagons. Little Polka Dots and solid colour in Sweet Bohemia by Pink Petticoat was used to mat the base and triangle. The butterflies and vine leaves were cut from the scraps. Gems were added before the card was assembled.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Little Friends from Crafty Sentiment Designs (Digi).
Sentiment: Computer generated.
White and Black Card. Papers - patterned and plain - from  Pink Petticoat.
Inks: Ranger Distress ink - Milled Lavender.
Sakura Clear Star pen, Glossy Accents,  Copic Pens, ScorPal, Memory Box Vivienne and Darla Butterfly dies. Stampin Up! Butterfly Punch, Gems, Spellbinders Large Octagons and Scalloped Octagons, Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip, White Happy Birthday ribbon.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Dies and Punches
Challenges4Everybody - #26 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door- Aug 13-20 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #153
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
Old Back Porch 52 Card Pick Up
Crafting for All Seasons - #58 Something hidden - my sentiment behind the fold - cheating - noooooo!

Do try and make this fold - so easy yet so effective - have a lovely 'rest of the week'

If all else fails - eat chocolate


  1. Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and what a darling image!

  2. Stunning card Kathy!!
    love the image and the easel-card is so beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  3. This is a fabulous card, lovely image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  4. so cute, love the design and of course hariette
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. Hiya Kat
    Lovely to see you in blogland -
    and thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week

  6. Gorgeous creation, wonderful coloring and color choices and thanks so much for the tutorial - always wanted to make one of those!! Thanks also for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  7. Such a sweet card, Kat - Thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  8. This is a sweet twisted easel card. Love the image and the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  9. Such a fabulous card. I love everything about it! So glad you joined us at Crafty Sentiments.

    Susan x

  10. What a beautiful creation Kat! I love your twisted easel design and the beautiful colours you chose to complement Harriet she looks splendid! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

  11. absolutely stunning card - this is fabulous - the image is fab - beautiful colouring - and I love the layout too! Thanks so much for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

  12. Beautiful twisted easel card, love the colours and embellishments and the sweet image too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday this week.

  13. Beautiful card! Glad I saw it on Make It Monday.

  14. Absolutely stunning Kathy! Wow!! I am in awe!! She is one lucky little girl and I know she will love it! I love this image and your coloring is fabulous! Love your butterflies and all the matching papers. Awesome!

    I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria


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