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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Everyday Heroes You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2017 Alumni Hop! You should be coming here full of inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog. I’ve been loving the blues lately…maybe it’s the beautiful Carolina Blue sky that’s been inspiring me, who knows? So today I’m sharing this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial made with Heartfelt Creations “Everyday Heroes” collection. Let’s get started!
How to Create an Easel Card Base
Follow these quick and easy steps to create an easel card base.
- First, cut a 6.25″ x 12″ rectangle from aqua card stock.
- Next, score on the long side at 6″ and again at 9″.
- Then crease the folds to create the easel card base. The card front will be the section with the two score lines.
- Now, cut a 6.25″ square from the same aqua cardstock.
- You will build your card cover on this 6.25″ square.
- Next, decorate the inside of the card with designer papers.
- Finally, glue the completed card cover onto the lower half of the scored card base.
Work Inside Out!
When I’m making an easel card, I always work “inside out.” By this I mean that I decorate the inside of my card first. This way, I don’t “squash” the dimensional card cover while I’m working on the inside decor. Here are the steps I took to make the inside of this card.
- First, cut 2 squares of designer paper from Everyday Heroes. I used 2 of the 6″ card fronts from the collection. Easy Peasy!
- Next, cut one square in half and use it to line the scored section of the card. Don’t glue over the score line, as the card will not be able to fold if you do this.
- Now, glue the striped card cover to the bottom half of the card interior.
- Then, create two 2.5″ x 3.25″ banner flags from polka dot designer paper. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Use foam dots or waste chipboard on the back of each flag to add dimension and create a “stopper” for the easel. Glue in place on the left hand side of the card base, as seen here.
- Finally, cover a small paper bag with designer paper and glue on the top half of the card. Add a little note card inside.
Making Vellum Botanical Roses
Now we’ll go to work on making these lovely Vellum Botanical Roses. To make these you will need the following:
- Vellum Cardstock
- Botanical Wings Stamp
- Matching Botanical Wings Die
- Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
- Stamp Mat Pad
- Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
- Copper Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- Minnie Pearls Prills
- Art institute Dries Clear Adhesive
- Funnel Tray
- Dylusions White Linen Spray
- Diluted Black paint
- First, stamp 3 sets of Botanical Roses onto vellum with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.
- Next, sprinkle the wet ink with copper embossing powder.
- Then, heat Emboss.
- Next, die cut flower layers with the Botanical Wings Die.
- Now, lightly spritz the back of the die cut flower layers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools.
- Then, use a sponge dauber to add Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to petals.
- Next, stack the shaped and inked layers, securing with hot glue.
- Now, spritz lightly with water. Gently heat set.
- Then, spatter with diluted white and black paint.
- Finally, fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Minnie Pearls Prills.
Making the Botanical Wings Vellum Butterfly
- Stamp the large butterfly from Botanical Wings onto vellum using the same procedure as with the flowers.
- Heat set with copper embossing powder.
- Die cut with matching Botanical Wings die.
- Add ink and spatters.
- Lightly spritz the wings and shape by rolling around a pencil. Set aside to dry.
- Color a Feathery Flourish chipboard with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. Glue in place on card front, as shown.
- Now arrange all your prepared flowers and the butterfly as seen here.
- Then add a pen nib to the center of the butterfly’s body.
- Next, cut a tag from the cut apart page and top with ticket sentiment. Add a brad to the top of the tag. Layer over the banner flags.
- Now, tie a bow with Sheer Striped Satin Ribbon. Use hot glue to secure to card front.
- Then, create a loopy bow with white burlap string. Use scissor points to tuck in under a flower.
- Finally, add the border strip and sentiment arrow.
And that finishes up this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial! Now let’s get on with the hop!
The Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, April 28th and closes Monday, May 1st at 11:59PM EDT. Hope to all the blogs on the list, and be sure to leave a comment so you can be in the running for the randomly selected $25 Heartfelt Creations shopping spree.
The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and BLOG on Wednesday, May 3rd. I will also post the winner at the top of this blog post. If you are the lucky winner, just send an e-mail with “Winner of the April Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From here you will hop on over to see what beautiful creation Archana has in store for you on her blog. And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the complete blog hop list.
Deneen ♥ KATHY (You are Here) ♥ Archana ♥ Alissa ♥ Emily ♥ Sarah
Enjoy the hop! Thanks for stopping by!
what a very super easel card and the colours and design are awesome.
Love all your superb work gone into this excellent creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Thank you so much, Einat! I love making my own flowers. So happy that you stopped by! xo
Wow this is so beautiful!! After seeing your masterpiece, I have to buy that paper pad!!
I love the blue vellum flowers – great color combination for this card!
Thanks, Kim! I don’t make vellum flowers all that often, but they just seemed right for this card! Good luck in the hop!
Thanks, Marian! Heartfelt Creations makes amazing flower stamps and dies! Good luck in the hop!
Beautiful blue vellum flowers!
Thanks, KIm! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Good luck in the hop!
WOW!! look like a lot of work..u did a super job!!
Such a beautiful easel card Kathy! Love the colors. Beautiful details.
Easel cards are so
fun and your card
is fabulous! Beautiful
Carla from Utah
I just love the teals and the tutorials. Looks like I’ll be spending more time looking for inspiration in here.
Thank you so much, Shari! I always try to provide a tutorial with my Alumni Hop post. I’m so glad to know you found it helpful! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the hop!
I am liking teal blue today….hugs
I find your card so beautiful that I’m struggling to find the words to tell you how much I love it. As always I love the blue and all the attention to detail. You have totally impressed me once again!
Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us
You are very welcome, Patricia! My heart is to educate and inspire, so I share lots of tutorials on my blog. Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely comment!
This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, and all of the photos….wow!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment! I’m so glad you found the photos and tutorials useful! Happy crafting!
I love easel cards and yours is so full of detail. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Teresa! I love to make easel cards, too. I’m so glad you are enjoying the hop. Happy Crafting!
Gorgeous. I like the soft colors and the touch of copper.
You are absolutely amazing Kathy! This is gorgeous and I love this collection!
Wow, this is stunning. I love the colors and all the texture
Thank you so very much, Joyce! This is one of my favorite color palettes! Glad you enjoyed it too!
Love this. The blue color is gorgeous on the card. Great job
Thanks, Lisa! Blue is my favorite color!
Amazing card 🙂
Thank you so much! Enjoy the hop!
A beautiful creation… Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial !
Awesome tutorial dear Kathy. Love all the details and colors. TFS