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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Anything Podgy does.... easel cards, take 2

Hello there, i've just been reading Podgy's easel card post, he's impressed me, but I think his design is a little bit basic.

I decided to do a variation on his theme, and experiment with some twisted easel cards. Here is my easely peasely tutorial, just for you.

Take a square card

Fold the left hand side of the card, to form a triangle like so

This will form the front of your card, which we will now decorate

Choose a previously made topper, this image was stamped and coloured for us so we just needed to cut a frame for it using our Nesties dies.

Cut a piece of coordinating card to exactly the same size as your unfolded side of card.

Then glue your triangle like so

And adhere your cut card to this

Your card should now look like this.

Check the placing of your patterned paper before glueing

Then add 3d sticky foam to the topper

Be careful with the foam, it's double sided stickiness can cause problems

Once you have un-stickiefied your fur, chose a suitable cutter

And cut some card into funky strips

Glue to the centre of your patterned paper, or wherever you decide it looks best

Now, cut a piece of card, just big enough for a frame for a sentiment, and cut a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper, to fit just inside the card

Like so

Add your chosen sentiment

And use some more of those pesky sticky 3d
foam monsters, this time trying not to decorate yourself in the process

Here is the finished card.

As Podgy pointed out, the cards fold to fit in a standard envelope. Which is handy for posting to all your bear friends.

As usual I developed card making fever and made a few more with previously made toppers.

The topper box is looking a little empty now! Oops.

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