Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easel Card Tutorial .........

Good Morning to all,
I start with an apology for being late with the tutorial this week,
but due to me being ill, it got delayed,
Today's tutorial is a nice easy one, how to make a easel card,
as from blog hopping I noticed a lot of people are still wary of doing these great cards,
they are nice and easy, and I hope this will help show the way.
The materials you need are a card blank of whatever shape and size you wish,
then another piece of card the same size and shape of the blank you start with.
I used a 6" x 4" card blank,
a piece of card 6" x 4"
Digi Image Buddy from the Character Cafe.
Backing paper and sentiments from my stash.

Take the front of the card blank and fold this into half and crease,
as above photo shows.
Then use double sided tape put it on the opening edge like and next to the crease like the photo below, as this is where the spare piece of card sticks to, I normally stick it after decorating it.

After decorating your spare piece of card, how you wish,
and also adding backing paper to the lower half of the card blank,
stick the decorated piece to the folded flap like the photo below.

The photo below shows the two sentiments I am using on the lower part of the easel card,
you need to raise these so I used 1mm foam pads,

Once you have stuck them the easel card will stay up as these stop it from falling flat,
as you can see in the photo below.

I watercoloured Buddy, who you can get from the Character Cafe Shop,
and used purple mirri board to back him after distressing around him with chalks.

I sure hope this has helped you all,
it is easy to do and would love to see some in our feature friday challenge this week,
x X x


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Tutorials category today [18 Mar 10:12am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thanks for this fab tutorial. This has made things alot easier for me and I will definitely be giving these another go.
    Dawn xx

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Tutorials category today [18 Mar 12:15pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Great Tutorial Angie!! Glad you are feeling better and up to crafting again. I've never done an easel card before and you make it look so easy...I'll have to try it. You did a great job with Buddy.