This workshop shows how to create this double easel framed card using the Spellbinder radiant rectangle die as the back drop to the stamped bells.
The card has been designed to fit the frames so the easel panels will then lay flat when the card is in an envelope.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-161
& Spellbinders Labels Four Die : WIZS4-190
UMount Christmas Swirl : UMCHRISSWIRL
& IVORY : 40981
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads ~ Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT &
Ranger Dabber Gold :DABGOLD
Step by Step Instructions
1 So to continue on from part 1 of the workshop here is a recap of the last step. Snip at the top of the card making sure the teal card is the same width all around the card. The workshop has been designed around the radiant rectangle die but there are a few other rectangle die shapes this will fit so have a play about.
2 Add glue to the triangle easel mechanism which will either have the oval aperture cut out or be a solid triangle depending on which style easel you are making. Place the cut solid panel onto the easel triangle base.
3 Add the second panel mat onto the other easel section so create the base shape of the double easel card is created.
4 Mat the prepared gold frames onto each front panel using foam tape for added dimension. Now cut and emboss a small frame & oval in teal. This will act as the stopper for the easel card.
5 Add the Adirondack gold paint from the dabber to tint the edges of the frame and oval. This will allow the frame to pop out from the base card. Attach both pieces to the centre of the inner card using foam tape.
6 Now the 2 frame sections of the easel card will sit on the edge of the frame stopper.
7 Select the rubber stamp you want to use as a focal point in the frames. Either the Creative Expressions `Singles` whispy Christmas tree or the bauble from the Christmas Swirl A5 stamp plate would work well with this style card.
8 For this project the bauble is going to be used and has been mounted onto Umount repositional foam & placed onto an acrylic block. Next select either a clear perfect medium ink pad, a Ranger black archival ink pad or clear & resist ink pad, a piece of milk card, Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder & the Ranger embossing pen.
9 Decide which ink pad you are using for the project & ink up the stamp. If using the Archival black ink pad you will need to work quickly when placing the embossing powder over the ink else it will dry too quickly.
10 Once the image is stamped then place the embossing powder over the image.
11 Tap away the excess to reveal the embossing powder on the stamped image.
12 Repeat the process of stamping and applying the gold embossing powder on the teal card.
13 Heat set the embossing powder on each of the bells. Make sure you don`t over heat the gold embossing powder, try and catch it just after the powder turns as you will be embossing the area again.
14 Now the bells have been embossed make another set of bells if you want to have the bells on both frames of the easel card. If not select a sentiment to use on the other frame.
15 Take the lid off the same gold embossing powder & start to add the black embossing pen on the plain areas of the bell.
16 Add the gold embossing powder over the black ink. It is best to work one bell at a time.
17 Once completed heat set the embossing powder. This is why the design wasn`t heated too much as it was going to be heated again. If the powder is over heated it will go dull.
18 Cut the white bell out and also go in and cut the middle section of the bell in the teal card & also the bow sections out. This will give depth to the bell & allow instant colour to co-ordinate the project.
19 This part is optional, add some peacock feathers distress ink or use the distress stain to add some colour to the bow & the middle bell section. This is done to minimise any white areas underneath bell area.
20 Now use the peeled paint distress marker to add some green to the holly leaves. It is worth just catching the peacock feathers ink on the leaves so when the green is added it adds shade to the holly leaf.
21 Curve each of the teal colour pieces before adding to the bell using 3d glue for added dimension. Repeat the process if you are making 2 bells.
22 Make a bow using the crushed silk champagne ribbon. As the ribbon is wide then fold the tails in half & snip upwards to make a feature to the tails of the bow.
23 Cut the Happy & Christmas out separately from the stamp plate & mount them onto Umount. Place the sentiment so it fits within the smallish labels four die.
24 Stamp & emboss the sentiment in gold before securing the die in place using low tack tape. Cut the sentiment panel to create a lovely top & bottom line to the oval.
25 Distress the edges of the sentiment panel using either the peacock feathers ink pad or the distress dabber.
26 Attach the sentiment using foam tape to the middle of the teal frames & finish with the bow. Add a glass glintz with a piece of teal card underneath.
27 Pull the easel frame up & hook it beside the sentiment stopper to complete the project.
28 So now the project is complete you can see the splendour of the double easel feature. This project can be made with or without the aperture. Just have fun making it.
29 This style project lays nice & flat when it`s not in the upright easel position, this makes it prefect for posting. Easels seem to have the wow factor & really stand out on a mantel piece or shelf.
30 Here is a close up of the wonderful Creative Expressions bell situated on the STUNNING Spellbinder radiant rectangle frame. Don`t forget to checkout part 1 of this project.