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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

my first twist easel card for a father

Good evening thanks for dropping by! Tonight I have done a "father" card. This is my first attempt at a twist easel card and I am stoked at how it turned out. When flat the card measures 10.5 x 14.8. To do this size, cut a piece of cardstock 10.5 x 26.4cm. score at 15cm. on the smaller square, you need to score score it on the diagonal ...... so when you open the card flat with the smaller square on the left hand side, you will score from the top left side to the score line in the bottom right side. Then you just cut a top peice of card stock 10.5 x 14.8cm and glue ONLY the left triangular part.
so onto the card....I have popcorn the bear image coloured with prisma colour pencils, I have used Paper inklings DP "dad", ribbon from Craft Queen, a REALLY old fish embellishment (this was a paper clip, which I cut off), some dew drops inside the card as well as buttons and rhinestones. To top off the image, I have used liquid pearls, glamour dust, dimensional magic and stickles. The sentiment inside is a Hero Arts stamp called "special Gifts- Father". you will notice the sentiment is cut on an angle to allow for the card top to sit twisted nicely.

My top Tip : run the edges of your ribbon high over a candle (dont touch the flame)- no more fraying....for organza ribbon hold it a little higher you only need to hold it for a small amount of time or you risk burning it.....you can do this to the edges of your material flowers too!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a time Challenge- 3 or more embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday- anything goes (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp: new something (new technique- my first twist easel card)
PaperTake Weekly: anything goes with the option of a new theme


  1. Lovely card, I love popcorn, he is so sweet, I love your little stone looking bundle, very cute and a fab way to prop up the easel! Wonderful tip too, Ribbon is so annoying when it frays! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT, good luck and hope to see you for our next challenge, hugs x

  2. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


  3. Gorgeous card Tania :-) The whole design of this is fabulous.. the twisted easel, image and gorgeous embellies ! everything fits together perfectly :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Lovely twisted easel card, thanks for sharing it with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  5. Great twist easel card. I love how you used the dew drops to hold the card open, they're just like drops of water. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  6. Beautiful! Love the coloring. Thanks for playing along with Southern Girls.