Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Whimsy "Try It Tuesday #4" - Side-by-Side Easel Tutorial

Hi all!  Welcome to "Try It Tuesday" #4.  Glad you could stop by!
Last week I showed a side-by-side Easel card using P1020236 copyWhimsy's Cottage Cuties "Spring Pick" by Elisabeth Bell.  Today I have a tutorial for the Side-by-side Easel card.  I really have to confess that when I really love an image - you can bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to use it more than once! Today is no exception!  I was blessed to have this image in among the Whimsy DT kit.  Wonderful!

This is very long, so if you have to go potty or grab a cuppa .......  do it now.  lol
Side-by-side Easel Card Tutorial:
Supplies:  Base cardstock  11" x 5",  Coordinating Border / Corner punch combo, Scoring tool, Cardstock for mats, DP for mats.  Also an image, colors you will use to color the image, coordinating cardstock (8 1/2" x 11") and Designer paper(s),  and a die cut or shape. (I will go into detail on other supplies I used at the end of this tutorial).
Step One:   Cut cardstock to measure 11" x 5", then select a border / corner punch combination that you would like to use.  Start with a corner punch working to the next corner - you will be able to see that your paper may need trimming to get a smooth transition.
P1020153-001For my sample, I used Martha Stewart's "Vintage Floral" border and corner.  I trimmed about 3/16" from my 11" length - but the 5" width was perfect.

Step Two:  a) Score your border punched piece in half.  b) Score halfway between your center line and the inside of your border.  c) Score halfway between a & b.
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b - Valley fold
c - Mountain fold
a - Valley fold

Step Three:  Crease your score lines well with a bone folder.  P1020162

Step Four: proceed to "wallpaper" your base card.
Tip for getting those mats straight and looking great...
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Open the front flap leaving the mountain and back valley fold holding your mat in place. Push your mat into the fold.  (At this point it can be wider and longer).  Hold the mat "sandwich" with your thumb and index finger and flip it over. 
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With a pencil, mark between spaces of border punch.P1020183 copy 

If your width is  too wide mark it also. 
Remove the mat and trim.0186

Easie, peasie and beautiful!!
Repeat the process for the front and back of the front flap.  P1020193

  Step Five:  The paper that I originally chose for "wallpaper" looked insipid next to my image.  Tim to the rescue!!  (He's such a sweetie!)  Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink, a sponge......... and the magic happened!!  Now I like it!P1020218 copy
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Step Six:  After your wallpapering is complete you are in the home stretch. When adhering your image only apply adhesive to the left side, leaving the right unattached.  Fold your card together and adhere your image and embellishments.
Here is my card in the open easel position.  I love this look for displaying - it sits like an open book along with stability to hold anything you may want to put on your creation. 
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 Here is my card in the closed (ready for mailing) position:P1020236 copy

Supplies added
Stamps:  Spring Pick, Sentiments from,Time Flies.
Dies: Vines Die Set, Circle and Scalloped Circle, MS border / corner punch.
Flowers - Whimsy Buds Ribbon & Buttons from stash  Misc:  Glossy Accents (headband flower), Tim Holtz Mustard Seed (DP), Stormy Sky (sky of image) and Spiced Marmalade (Flowers and Border), Flat back pearls, Xpress it Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers.
Hope you are seeing spring wherever you may be.  Our snow has almost disappeared (knock on wood).  Still time for some more - but it won't last!!
      I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Lovely Lace
Divas by Design - Buttons and Bows
Krafts for Eternity - Tic Tac Toe - Yellow, spots, layers

Remember, "Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day".
Rubber hugz, Whimsy wishes,
madge0902 (1)


Francy said...

Wow fantastic card and fantastic tutorial, thank you for sharing.

Chris Boldovici said...

Thanks for a fun Tutorial, love it. Going have to try this one out sometime. TFS.

Chris Boldovici

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful Madge! Fabulous creation and thanks for the details!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Easy to understand and a wonderful tutorial. One of my favorite new images from Whimsy and I can't wait to get her colored up. Thanks for sharing your fantastic talent! "Hugs"

Pssequimages said...

Thank you so much! I tried this last week---absolutely loved my card, but your tutorial here will make it perfect (which it really wasn't!)

Kelly Neis said...

How sweet is your card. Your image is so nicely colored and I love the style of your easel card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs Kelly

michele said...

Gorgeous card! thanks for sharing it with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Rebekah said...

Fabulous work sweetie thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, Thanks for playing on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick. Hazelxox

koala said...

OMG ---- , Hello Madge, what a SUPER LOVELY AND GOEGEOUS CAARD !!! Wonderful design and details !!! and your instruction is great !!! (^o^)/"""

Dawn C said...

Absolutely gorgeous Madge x