This was the more involved card that we created at the South Burlington stamp club gathering earlier this month. I can’t believe that I’ve never shown the group an “Easel” card, but they confirmed that we’ve never done one before. I’m so glad that I decided to remedy this gap with them! This card also features the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder, so it was a chance to try more than 1 new thing for the group. And this was another opportunity to use the Pansy Petals DSP – I love the versatility of that pack of paper!

To make the easel card is really a basic card with a couple of extras:

  • The card base is scared in half (as usual) and then scored on one section at the half-way of that section
    • For this card, the base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″
  • The front is another layer that’s the dimensions of a finished card
    • For this card, it is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • On the inside, you need to have a layer at the bottom that will act as the prop to hold the card front up
    • I used the scallop edge die to cut 1 3/4″ x 4″ Evening Evergreen panel

For this card we also did something special with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder to create the flower elements on this card. This is the first of these that Stampin’ Up! has offered and it is super-cool. Not only does it have a pretty embossing folder, but it also includes dies that will cut out the flower elements at the same time that they are being embossed. Wowzers!

For this card, I added some color as I embossed. This is actually easy-peasy:

  • Apply ink to the top of the embossing folder using sponge daubers
    • The top is the part that has the Stampin’ Up! logo
  • Place the flower dies into the embossing folder
    • It’s very easy to tell when the die is lined up properly
  • Spritz white cardstock lightly with water
  • Place spritzed cardstock over the die
  • Close embossing folder and run through your diecut machine

That’s all it takes to create these pretty colored flowers that you can then add to the background embossed image. I used other dies in the set to cut out the leaves in the In Color Shimmer Vellum. Isn’t it so pretty?!?

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