I've seen a few of these cards out in blog land and Pinterest and came across one created by Diane Kirk and she graciously offered the measurements for us. She also gave me permission to show you how to make one since she doesn't own a blog. Thanks Diane! I love it!
Here are a few more views of the different easels:
I used the stamp set "By The Tide" for my card today:
Are you ready to join me in creating one today? Here we go...
Once you decide what colors you want to use for your card, you will need the following sizes cut:
- Base: 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". I used Island Indigo Cardstock
- Layer #2: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I used Sahara Sand Cardstock
For the two layers for your 4 easels you will need the following cut:
- 4 pieces of the base color measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
- 4 pieces of the same color as Layer #2 measuring 2 1/4" x 2 1/4".
And for your easels you will need to cut 4 pieces of the same color as your base in Step 1 measuring 2 1/2" x 5". Score each piece on the long side at 1 1/4" and 2 1/2". Fold your cardstock pieces on the score lines as shown above.
Using a pencil and ruler, find the center of Layer #2 and add a small pencil dot as a guide.
Using one easel, glue to Layer #2 by placing the inside corner in the center using the pencil dot as your guide. Make sure the part that you glue down is the part without the score lines. Press in place.
Add the 2nd easel butted up against the 1st easel turning the easel in the opposite direction as shown above.
Repeat and glue all 4 easels as shown above.
Using your adhesive, apply to the top of your easels below the score line (closest to the edge of the whole card) as shown above. It is very important not to add glue to the area above the score line.
Press the 4 squares in place on top of each easel. Once all 4 squares are in place, fold on the score line so each easel sits as shown below:
Complete your stamping. I used the coral image from By The Tide stamp set and inked the image in Sahara Sand Ink and stamped each square.
Glue each square in place and decorate to your liking. You can see close-ups of each square below. I stamped all my images using Early Espresso Ink, colored the images with Stampin' Write Markers and hand-cut all of my stamped images. I glued some flat and glued others using Stampin' Dimensionals:
I added Rhinestone Jewels scattered on my squares and added Silver Dazzling Details on the scales of my fish below:
For my sentiment layer I used the following:
- Burlap Ribbon glued in place with Sticky Strip
- Large Oval Punch with 2 banners from the Banner Punch layered behind the oval
- Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment cut with the Word Window Punch and layered over a Modern Label Punch shape
For the final step, you need to create a "stopper" for each easel so that the easels will sit in place. I stamped the image and cut with the 3/4" Circle Punch and layered over a circle cut with the 1" Punch. I layered the circles using Stampin' Dimensionals and glued flat on the very edge of each easel panel bottom:
Open each easel card and rest each bottom on the stopper to hold in place! How awesome is that? You will need to create your own envelope with your Envelope Punch Board as this card is larger than a normal card size but still folds flat for mailing. I will be sending this card to my Dad for Father's Day this year and I will be making more of these cards. Thanks again Diane for such a wonderful idea!