Friday, 20 April 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop : Technique - Easel Card

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Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today our theme is Technique and I've made an easel card using the gorgeous new Graceful Glass Vellum that will be available in the new Annual Catalogue from 1 June.

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A stained glass window achieved with an easel card and the Graceful Glass Vellum

I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to add some colour to the front of the printed vellum and them made some frames from Poppy Parade cardstock.  Poppy Parade is a returning colour in the new Annual Catalogue.  Real Red would work really well too.
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The Poppy Parade red and Graceful Glass vellum make a striking contrast against the neutral easel card

I made the base easel from a 12" square piece of Basic Black card and have included the dimensions below.
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When the easel card is propped open, the light shines through the "stained glass window"

I added layers of Poppy Parade and Sahara Sand cardstock to the easel and then added my framed pieces of vellum.  From the photos you'll see that I adhered both to the lower section of the front of the card so that the top frame stands proud when the easel is propped into position.
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The inside of the easel card is quite clean and simple

Inside the card I adhered a decorative strip with Stampin' Dimensionals and above that I adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock for writing a greeting.   I didn't want the white to show when the card was propped open on it's easel.

I cut the piece of vellum larger than the Whisper White strip underneath it, folded it over the white strip and taped it at the back so that no adhesive would show through the vellum.  I then adhered that strip to a slightly larger piece of Poppy Parade and added a couple of Faceted Dots that will also be available from 1 June.
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The finished size of this easel card is 7" x 6"

I stamped the greeting from the matching Painted Glass stamp set onto a piece of Sahara Sand and layered it onto a piece of Basic Black card.

DIMENSIONS:
Easel card:  Cut to 12" x 7".  Score and fold long side at 6" and 9"  

Layers:  Cut 2 each  Red 2 3/4" x 6 3/4"
                                  Sahara Sand  2 1/2' x 61/2"

Vellum: Top piece           3" x 6"
             Lower piece       1 3/4" x 6"

Frames: (Cut out the middles of the pieces, leaving 1/4" frames)
Top Frame (red)              3 1/4" x 6 1/8"     - Adhere only the lower edge to the card
Lower Frame (red)          1 7/8" x 6 1/8"     - Adhere all edges to the card
              
I hope you've enjoyed this this technique and card and I welcome your comments. 

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month for projects featuring our Favourite Retiring Bundle! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great technique.

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'Til next time
Stephanie



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14 comments:

  1. WOW Stephanie, I simply adore your easel card. I haven't created one of these for a few years now. You have inspired me to do another xx Fabulous

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    1. Thank you for that lovely comment, Kim! And I look forward to seeing your easel card!

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  2. Ohh how cool, first I thought it was a box, it's just so cool and the vellum makes it look so elegant

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    1. Thank you, Carolina! That's such a lovely compliment!

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  3. You do these so well Stephanie! I just love your creations. The new vellum is highlighted here so wonderfully.

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  4. Oh, Stephanie...this is beautiful! I love making easel cards...there is just something extra special about them! Your's is definitely extra special. TFS

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    1. Thank you so much, RaeDeen! Yes - easel cards are so rewarding ... easy to do but special to look at!

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  5. Beautiful! I am a card maker and I make stained glass too. This is an amazing way to showcase the new vellum. Thank you for all the details to create this masterpiece! I

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    1. Thank you, Patricia - what a wonderful pack of vellum this is for you then!! I'm so impressed that you make stained glass and so happy that it's a continuing art form.

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  6. Just gorgeous....can't wait to get my hands on that stained glass....I am so in love with it

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  7. Gorgeous Stephanie. I just love the stained glass technique and I can't wait to get some of the new vellum.

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