Friday, 28 June 2019

Easel Card: Be Still and Listen the Earth is Singing

I made this easel card a while ago using matching stamps and dies from Claritystamp.  An embossed panel was placed behind the die cut aperture.
Score an A4 piece of card in half (A4 half fold) and the front in half again (A5 half fold).  Fold to create the easel base.
 
Lay the #45 stencil club rose over a piece of A5 silver mirri card and run through an embossing machine.  Add Watermelon, Sunset Orange and Honeycomb alcohol inks on a felt pad with a little blending solution.  When dry, drag a Jet Black Archival ink pad lightly over the embossing.
Trim a piece of black card to 19cm x 12.8cm.  Use the 'Be Still' aperture die towards the right hand side.
Trim back the rose panel to 20cm x 13.8cm and stick the die cut panel on top.  Mat onto a second piece of black card leaving a narrow border all round then onto a piece of A5 card to match the easel base.
Cut a piece of Shenandoah designer paper to 8cm x 10cm.  Stamp the #2 3 way overlay stamp from the 'Be Still' stamp set onto the back in Onyx Black Versafine ink.
Add this to the left hand side of the panel.
To create the strip to hold the easel in place, stamp the Bird Row stamp onto a piece of music score in black ink.
Fussy cut the birds leaving them on the branch.
Add them to a piece of black card (21cm x 5.5cm).
Mat onto a piece of card matching the base (21cm x 6cm) and add the panel to the bottom of the easel base using foam pads for dimension.  Ensure the corners and edges line up exactly.  Add 'Happy birthday' (cut from the same designer card using the Floral Frame Happy Birthday sentiment die) to the inside of the card.
To finish, glue the front panel onto the folded section of the base card.

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