I really like cards that are a bit different, that’s why I love easel cards. There are so many different ways to approach them. I've done standard ones like this one I did for my Sister and Brother in Law when they got married.
A long while ago I did a tutorial on how to make a twisted easel card, like this one here. If you want to see the tutorial click here.
These are lots of fun but did you know that you can make shaped easel cards too? This is where my bigshot and dies come into action. There are two ways to make a shaped easel card. The first is to do a standard easel but use a shape for the top mat like in this card that we made at my very first card class.
The second way is to use the ‘shape’ to make the whole card base out of – I LOVE this method! for this card I have used the Floral Frames Framelits and the coordinating Daydream Medallions stamp set along with some elements from the Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin’ Kit. These kits are amazing value but they are retiring at the end of the month so get in touch soon if you’d like some!
We made this card at a recent weekend craft class, and everyone put a slightly different twist on their card. I really should make note of who’s card is whose when I take pictures! Apologies ladies if either of these belong to you let me know. In this one stamping has been added to give more interest to the inside of the card and the grey mat has been shaped to add texture.
For this card instead of the basic grey mat, dsp has been used. I also really like the way that the layers have been offset instead of lined up.
So lots of pictures but I hope you feel inspired to go and make some easel cards. Come back soon!