Floral Triple Easel Card Tutorial
Posted by SheilaHalliwell, 28 Sep, 2015
Folding flat for easy posting, with fantastic layers when standing, this little easel card is much easier to make than it looks. The lovely Simply Floral papers and decoupage are a perfect match with the four petal nesting dies, but to change the style, simply change the papers and dies, but keep the same techniques. How about postage stamp nesting dies with Mr Mister papers, embellished with paper pieced stamped tool icons for inspired, male cards?
1. Place the largest Xcut Four Petal Nesting Die on a square card blank with the die slightly overlapping the fold. Run through an A4 Xpress die-cutting machine, maintaining the fold.
2. Repeat the process twice more using the two next smaller nesting dies to create two smaller four petal die-cut cards, each with a fold.
3. Using the same three dies, die cut three four petal die-cuts from white cardstock.
4. Fold the front panel in half on each of the card fronts. Glue the corresponding die-cut on the folded section, aligning the shape, to create three easel cards of decreasing sizes.
5. Using the same three dies, die cut cardstock and papers from the Simply Floral A4 ultimate die-cut and paper pack and glue to the easel bases and the front panels.
6. For the largest and smallest easel fronts, die cut cardstock four petal frames and adhere with 3D foam dots. Decorate with die-cuts and a decoupage rose with a large ribbon bow on the large easel and a fussy-cut rose and a butterfly on the small easel. For the middle easel, die cut two nesting four petal shapes in cardstock and paper and layer on the easel. Add pleated pink crochet trim and a selection of die-cuts.
7. Glue the three easel cards together at the base with the largest at the back and the smallest at the front, overlapping each base by 1cm.
8. Make a stopper for the back and middle easel with adhesive pearls and for the front easel with a length of pink crochet trim, topped with a die-cut sentiment.