Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Twist of Faith #52 - Easel/Pop-up Cards

This week at Twist of Faith we are making easel or pop-up cards. I must admit I've always wanted to make an easel card and never took the time to find directions. Thanks to the resources at Splitcoast Stampers, I discovered how easy it can be. I wanted mine to be a 6.5" x 5" vertical card to go with the digi stamp I selected, so once I saw the directions, it was fairly easy to figure out the scoring positions for other cards.

I chose a great Hummingbird Birthday image with flowers digi from our sponsor this week, Eureka Stamps who is generously giving 5 digital images to one lucky winner!

The inside sentiment is a Scripture from "Birthday Blessings" from Our Daily Bread Designs:

I just discovered I had 2 packages of the long-retired Veranda papers from Close To My Heart. It includes hummingbird images, so it was a perfect choice (and definitely needs to be used up!) The image was colored with Copic markers to match the papers. I added taffy sorbet ribbon and Mocha pearls from CTMH. The flower is made from two different blossoms from Prima.

If you'd like to join our challenge, but don't know how to make an easel card, here's the tutorial I used from SplitcoastStampers.  I altered the size. I used a 5" x 12" base. I scored it at 6" and 3." Since I wanted it to fit my envelope for a 6.5" x 5" card, I made the top mat and image for that size. I folded the card down flat with the 3" section on top, glued and ready to adhere to my 6.5" x 5" mat. I simply laid that mat on top, matching it to the bottom of the card base and overhanging the top by half an inch. Easy Peasy!

We hope to see your lovely examples at Twist of Faith. Just be sure to include an uplifting, encouraging sentiment or Scripture on your card.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #28 - Ribbon
Crazy 4 Challenges #200 - Use animals
Creative Creations #17 - Bingo (Sentiment, Image, Pearls)
Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge #54 - use a sentiment
Jellypark Challenges - Things that Fly
The Crazy Challenge #152 - Animals
Word Art Wednesday #94 - anything goes with Scripture or uplifting/encouraging verse



Barb said...

Vickie--your card is stunning! I love the colors and the sentiment is just perfect!

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is stunning, so beautiful. It is so royal and life like.
Thank you for posting your art work with us today.
God Bless you,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Jenée said...

Vickie, this card is absolutely stunning! I so LUV everything about it!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Hi Vicki, Your card is lovely...I love the coloring and the way the colors in the ribbon and flower make the whole design pop beautifully.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Your coloring is wonderful and your card is stunning! Thank you for playing @ Jellypark Friends...

Tracey Fehr said...

Vicki...this is a truly stunning creation! The colors are breathtaking! How great that you included the instructions to make the easel card...I cheated and used a template using my Silhouette Cameo.

Zella said...

Vickie, this is stunning! I'm so glad you're part of the Twist of Faith DT...and glad you joined us at Eureka Stamps too!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani