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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