Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Portrait of a Lady Easel Card
Hello G45’ers! Have you been following along with the Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks? I’m so excited about all these new collections. I’ve been busy behind the scenes creating loads of samples for CHA/Creativation and I finally get to share this Portrait of a Lady Easel Card with you today. Hooray!
Details and Tips
The neat thing about an easel card is that it will close flat for mailing. This is what it looks like closed. I kept this design very simple and clean so that the beautiful papers and images could really shine.
To add layers of design to a card, use Staples tags! The lovely shaped edge lends elegance and interest with very little work. I just cut a strip of designer paper here, tucked my tags behind the focal image, trimmed the edges with lace and popped on some beautiful cream Petaloo flowers. So simple, yet so elegant!
For my custom dyed ribbon, I worked Tattered Rose Distress Ink through cream seam binding. It’s a perfect color match and ties a beautiful shabby bow. I love the way an easel card stands all on its own.
A Peek Inside
Here’s a peek at the inside. Because an easel card has to be able to “break” in the middle of the top half, you have to decorate the inside a little differently. Simply cut your panel of paper as you normally would, then cut it in half. Glue one half above the break, and the other below. This way the pattern matches, and the card will still function as designed.
To create the “stopper” for the easel, I layered several patterns of designer paper and matted with cardstock. The stopper needs to sit a little bit high so that the edge of the card front will catch there and stay open. I mounted the “Believe in Yourself” sentiment on waste chipboard for that purpose.
Want to see more?
So, what do you think of Portrait of a Lady? Is it your cup of tea? It certainly is mine! This Portrait of a Lady Easel card is just one of the samples I’ve made with the collection. I’ll be sharing more in days to come.
If you’d like to see more of Portrait of a Lady, it’s being featured on the Graphic 45 BLOG today. Be sure to pop over and take a look at all the elements in this glorious collection. And be sure to leave a comment, as they are giving away a lovely prize package!
I just love sneak peeks!
Thanks for stopping by!