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Easel Card-Nola’s View



By:  Nola Burkhard, Artistic Guide

Finished Size: 4.5 by 5.5 Inches

Love Letters Alphabet, Feeling Sentimental (Stampin' Up!)
Tea Stain, Blue, Charcoal (Stampin' Up!)
Marina Mist card stock and World Spectacular Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Marina Mist Pleated Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)
Scrap of River Rock card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Adhesives (Stampin' Up!)
Dimensional adhesive (Stampin' Up!)

I have to tell you I had some trouble with this technique.  I had made one once before and had trouble with it then, too.  I think what I had trouble with is that the piece that you glue to the easel piece really needs to be  4 1/4 inch Square piece of paper.
Since the basic instructions have already been posted here on Stamper's Quest, I am not going to give you step by step instructions.  But I did take a couple of photos as I was working on mine as it was a real work in progress.  The one below shows you that the ribbon has not been placed yet.  This is what holds my card in the Easel position.  Also, this photo shows that I have not used any blue ink on the background paper yet.

DSCN1886This next photo shows you the finished card. Blue ink has been added to the background pattern paper and the ribbon is in place.  The letters, spelling "Papa," have been stamped in blue and then inked around the edges with Tea Stain.  This was also done on the sentiment.
I added more pattern paper to the little area of the card that is hidden when you stand it up in the easel position.


Before I glued it down, I rubbed the Tea Stain ink spot all over the pattern paper so as to age it just like the rest of the card.  I had to cut and paste the swirls scraps or else they would not have all fit in this small section.
Here again is my finished card:


And here is a photo of the kit where I got the ink for my project.  It was called a Distressing Kit by Stampin' Up!  It came with 4 ink spots, 3 files, and 2 sanding blocks.  I got it when it was first released, but this was the first time I really used much of it.  I really like the ink colors in it---Tea Stain, Blue, Charcoal and Mahogany.  I used the first 3 on my card.


I think I'll tuck this card away and use it for Savannah (our Woofer) to give to Papa for Father's day.  We don't have any children--so yes, the dog does give cards to us!
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2 Responses »

  1. very nice all of the easel cards. I to love this card folding technique... Lots of fun.

  2. Love the blue and brown combo and the vintage look. Wonderful job.