Friday, August 14, 2015

Easel Cards

I made these easel cards recently. What I mean to say is I started them several weeks ago and just got around to finishing them off.  I was following the directions provided in the infamous Dream in Color kit. The easel they teach fits into an A2 envelope, which is what I prefer to make.
My first go at it got me confused and I ended up with a card whose backside was much longer than the front. I tossed it aside disgustedly.  Later I got the brilliant idea of just cutting it down to make a short and squat easel.  This one fits into the personal correspondence size envelope (whatever they call that).

It was just a happy accident that it worked out that way. Not wanting to distract much from the surreal background I just added a greeting, some punch art, and a metallic purple butterfly.  It was impossible to photograph without glare.
This is what that first card was supposed to have been. We were even given dimensions to cut the red and green overlay pieces as well. I like that brainless crafting. However, I took the brainless too far and stamped the greeting sideways on its layer.

I tossed that aside with the card with too long of a back to be fixed right on another day. For whatever reason, I decided I would try a third easel.  The third time is a charm, right?
I cut and folded this easel on plain white glossy cardstock. I didn't want to add more red and green to it so I tossed it aside with the other reject easel cards and called it a day.

I finished it off this past weekend with the others. I used the dream word collage pieces for the edges and the same greeting as the previous card.  I used paper flowers for embellishments because the card needed something and it needed something that wasn't too weird.

The Fine Print: Stamps, papers, card bases and card toppers by Club Scrap "Dream in Color."  Paper flowers, metallic butterfly, sequins, and punched flowers from my stash. So glad to have mastered the A2 easel!

10 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Glad you persevered. These are all lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

Bad Kitty said...

this is very nice
have a great weekend

Bad Kitty said...

this is very nice
have a great weekend

Sandy said...

I admire you for going back and working on things that didn't work out. I especially like the use of the graphic paper on the third one.

Stacy Sheldon said...

I absolutely had to laugh at brainless crafting because, for me its always stressful if someone gives me dimensions. I feel like I spend all my time trying to figure out the measurements so, I just look at stuff and wing it. :) these are all cool Judy.

Carol L said...

It's a good thing you stayed with it! These cards are fantastic! I love them all, and the butterfly on the 1st makes up for the smaller size. What I really like is how you used that busy dsp on the last one! It looks perfect with that big, beautiful sentiment!

Bonnie said...

I haven't made an easel card in ages! I don't fold straight as a rule so they are beyond me. I love these though and think I maybe should try again!

Leslie Hanna said...

See, when you get old and crotchety like me, you don't even bother with easel cards, because they make you #stabby. I don't need that in my life. Yay for your perseverence, though!

Angie said...

All three cards are beautiful!!! I would have never guessed the first one wasn't supposed to be just as it is! That's a great sentiment!!!! Sometimes I find it hard to live in the same box with a few of the crayons placed in my life! LOL

LesleyG said...

These easels are a dream!....third is my favourite, but all fab, and that sentiment is just GREAT! xxx