Monday, December 31, 2012

Quad Twisted Easel Card - More Amore

Well here's a busy, busy card with lots of fun twists! This is called a Quad Twisted Easel Card and I first saw it on Jennifer D's blog. A Twisted Easel card is like an Easel Card (which when opened will stand up on its own) but it opens with a 'twist', because the front of the card is creased on the diagonal. Can you see how there are four 'mini' cards on the front of the card?  Jennifer has a Quad Easel Tutorial on her blog. However, she is in Australia, so I made some dimension changes and made mine to fit into a 5 1/2" square envelope. My Quad Twisted Easel Card is actually a five way twist as the entire front is a Twisted Easel Card, too. The easel part of the card is a raised strip or embellishment on the inside of the card which holds up the front of the card. This makes a beautiful showcase for your card.

 I used several new products from the Occasions Catalog on this card, including the More Amore Designer Series Paper which I do love! Also, you'll see some flowers from the Flower Trim, I died them with watered down re-inker to add some color to the Very Vanilla base. And there are a few of the Resin Hearts and Flowers and some Lace Trim from the Artisan Embellishments Kit.  Here are a few more close-up pictures of each of the four mini easels on the card front.

Each of the four Mini Cards opens with a twist and 'easels' on a strip or embellishment on the inside liner. These photos above show them opened and standing. And here is an over head shot, showing all four cards opened.

My card base is 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" to measure 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square when folded. This fits well in a 5 1/2" Square Envelope. Stampin' Up! no longer carries this size of envelope, but you can easily make one to coordinate with your project using the Score Tool. Each of the Mini Cards are 2 1/2" x 5" to measure 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square when folded.

To create the Twisted Easel on each card, simply score in half and then score on the diagonal on each card front. Be sure each of the mini cards are diagonally scored the same direction. Stamp and Embellish each one individually before adhering to the main card base. The front squares of DSP are adhered only on the bottom diagonal of the card front to allow the 'Twisted Easel' action of the card.

Stamps: My Friend, Sweet Treats, Tiny Tags
Inks: Real Red, Pool Party
Cardstock: Pool Party, Real Red, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Accessories: Ovals Framelits, Scallop Heart Embosslit, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Flower Trim, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Pearls, Rose Seam Binding, Early Espresso Baker's Twin Jewel Tag Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

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