Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Authentique Voyage Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Starfish Photo 01

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial with Authentique Voyage & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week I have a really fun Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  If you can keep a secret, I’ll let you in on one:  this is Dale’s birthday card!  His birthday falls right after the 4th of July, so I thought it would be fun to create a red, white and blue card for him.  But, he also loves the beach.  So that would be a good option, too.  The perfect solution was found in this 2019 Authentique Voyage collection.

Once again, I limited myself to using only scraps to make this card.  That is always a fun challenge for me, and y’all seem to enjoy it, too.  Even the 6×6 card base is made with a 6×12 piece of kraft cardstock that I found mixed in with the papers.

Spicing Things Up with Mixed Media Techniques

Since my husband comes from the “less is more” school of design, I wanted to keep things more on the simple side.  But simple does not have to mean the same thing as boring.  I did two things to spice up this very basic card:

  • First, go for a fancier fold on your easel card.  Instead of scoring the front panel in half horizontally, I scored it in half diagonally.  I’ll show you how to do this in the tutorial below.
  • Next, add a little texture and visual interest with embossing powders.  I’m of the opinion that embossing powders are one of the cheapest, quickest and easiest ways to add a little spice to a card design.  I’ll share tips with you in the video tutorial.
  • Then, think about repeated shapes.  The sailboat images has triangular sails.  The twisted easel card design is triangular, too.
Line it Up!

Notice that the stopper or brake for this easel card follows the same line and angle as the easel front.  This lends a cohesive feel to the card design.  Then, see how I created a reverse triangle with the addition of the blue tag and button feature.

Add a few real shells and natural elements to your heat embossed Reneabouquets Starfish Beautiful Board to make the card come alive.  All these simple elements come together to create an interesting card that is not too busy.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the card interior.   Hopefully, Dale will approve.

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this card, I hope you’ll enjoy this little Throwback Thursday tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see more examples of masculine cards, you can find them in the archives HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Now I need to get busy in the kitchen and make Dale’s birthday cake.  It’s to be a New York Cheesecake this year.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

  1. Rebecca Nicklin

    Genius as usual, Kathy! I’m sure Dale will love it, and you will have the benefit of keeping the card in-house to enjoy for years to come!

  2. Gena Krannig

    What a very cool and unique design for this card, Kathy! This is so different and has a wonderful masculine flair to it! Not only is the theme one of my favorites but I like that it is so patriotic in colors as well. The anchor and ship’s wheel charm is such a fabulous embellishment. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Cheryl Wells

    How original, Kathy!! I haven’t seen this folded card shape but love it – I think that is definitely on my list to make – so cute and your husband will love it. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  4. Joni E

    Thanks for the great video-always enjoy learning all the tips and tricks you share. A fabulous card for your husbands birthday!

  5. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! Kathy this card is adorable and beachy and hubby is got to luv it! I forgot all about these twisted cards …haven’t seen one since the Paris card come to think of it! Lol!!! Just gotta luv your scrap pile! Another great Throwback Thursday creation! And this card looks like it’s gonna sail right away!!! Lol! Luv the vintage look, the sand, the sea shells …everything about this one is a winner! Thanks for the all the tips! And “Happy Birthday Dale!” Hugs, Suzy Q

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