Monday, July 30, 2012

All Twisted...A Tutorial

A while back I had posted this tutorial on The Rubber Cafe blog, but realized I never posted to my own blog...cause...I'm just not that organized here.
So...I thought I would take the time to share the tutorial here...just in case a visitor didn't happen by The Rubber Cafe back when I was posting there.

Double and Single Twisted Easel Card

For the double easel card (no card pictured) you’ll start off what a square sheet of paper. I’m using 8 ½" x 8 ½". Score at the half way point and turn, score again at the half way point. In this case, I scored at 4 ¼" in both directions. On one side, cut down your score line just to the first score line. Score from the outside corner to the center on each of the cut sections. Fold all of your score lines. Use your score tool as a bone folder and run across your score lines to get a good crease. A sharp score line with help the easel keep shape.

For the single easel card I started off with an 8 ½" x 4 ½" piece of cardstock and lined the cardstock to 8 ½" and scored at 4 ¼" and then scored again from left outside corner to the right middle corner. Fold all score lines the sharpen the creases to hold the easel form.

The rest is all personal taste. I used stamps from The Rubber Cafe...Be Stylish set along with fleurididy 1. I stamped the corset then stamped it again in the same color. Cut out the top and popped it up. The bottom of the corset is just ribbon that had been pulled to give it a ruffle. I stamped fleurididy 1 in deep lagoon versafine ink. Because this week’s challenge is to do a little sewing…I added just a touch of sewing to each side of the corset. I think I should stick to faux sewing next time. The sentiment from Be Stylish is popped up to hold open the easel.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Where have I been?

I've been skating, moving, going back to school and in general...dealing with life.  I haven't crafted much...but what I've crafted...I would like to share.  The other day I found this
It inspired me to make this set of cards...that doesn't happen often enough.

I swiped 3 blue colors up the side of the card stock using a direct to paper method.  The peacock and sentiment are from The Rubber Cafe.  I finished it off with a teal blue ribbon.  It's a simple no layers card that I thought would be great for a gift, so I made a few.  At some point I'll bunch them up with a few other simple cards and envie's to package for a friend of mine.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.