I got energetic this morning and decided to create an easel card. I haven't done one of these is quite a while so let's review the measurements. First cut a base measuring 4 1/4 x 11 inches. Score it at the 2 3/4 inch and 5 1/2 inch mark. Cut another sheet that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. This sheet will attach to the 2 3/4 inch folded tab. When assembled, this makes a perfect A2 card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.) This will make more sense when you see the card!
Clear as mud...right?!? :0)
Now you can see how the card folds along the score lines. When unfolded, and placed flat, it will fit perfectly into an envelope.
I had fun making this card because I used so many fun tools, techniques and colors. I used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge to cut the pumpkin in Fern Card Stock. I then stamped the pumpkin on White Daisy using the rock and roll inking techniques. First I inked the stamp in Flaxen and then rolled the edges in Poppy to create the 2 tone look. I cut out the stamped image and the attached it to the Fern pumpkin leaving the stems showing. Also using Artbooking, I cut out the leaves in Goldrush and then stamped the veins using Fern Ink. I sponged the edges lightly with Poppy ink to give the fall like appearance. Helping to hold up the focal mat is a strip of gold shimmer tape. The smaller leaves also act as a wedge to help stabilize the fold. Here is the front of the card again so hopefully this makes some sense.
I you remember, my friend Karen and I are taking turns showcasing CTMH products. Don't forget to hop over to her blog to see what she has created. By the way, Swan Lake will only be available through November and the Stamp of the Month will only be available during September. Check out my website for more information. For Now, Happy Crafting!