Thursday, 25 February 2016

Easel-ily Shabby Chic

Good Morning Crafters
Today we are sharing a beautiful step by step easel card by Tracey.
Products used can be found on the Personal Impressions website.
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Pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee for this in depth step by step!
Items you will need for the following:
EASYSC380 – Studio light Shabby Chic easy die cut decoupage sheet
PPJBS17 Janneke Brinkman –Salentijin Quality Papers 6” x 6” Pad
White Smooth Personal Impressions Card Stock   
Eleganza Adhesive backed sparkly gems
 From my stash
Nylon Lace
Wooden Embellishments
Dies for layering shapes
3d Foam sticky pads
Stampin Up Punch – Trio of flowers

Step one is to get all the lovely elements together ready for the project and here they are.

Too start with I have popped all the elements for the decoupage out of the sheet and trimmed any bits off the edges and started to piece the topper together using 3d foam pads.

The next stage is to decide on the papers you want to use to match the topper we have just made.  I have selected 4 sheets to use at this point for the layering.

I am now making the Easel card which I have made starting with a 14.8cm x14.8cm square card blank and then cut a 2nd piece of cardstock into a square piece measuring the same as the card blank, On the main card blank you need to fold one side in half again so almost like a tent, I have drawn a line on the back of the square panel after measuring it against the new fold so I know where to apply the sticky tape too when I construct the base as seen in photo 9

Firstly I have decorated the top section of easel card, I have used one piece of the patterned paper and cut to 138.8cm x 13.8cm and stuck this down, then I took a piece of pink paper and trimmed to 11.8cm x 12.8cm and then I have fixed the lace on the front and stuck down at the back, then stuck that down on to the top of the easel card. Then you can add your decoupaged topper on the backing pieces using 3d foam.
I have repeated the layering process on the base layer of the easel card using the remaining papers I chose earlier. I have used the slim off cuts from the backing panel to make a ribbon effect on this layer, you can stick this where ever you would like or even use ribbon if you prefer.

This next stage is to make the topper element for a sentiment and this also acts as the prop for the easel part of the card so that it stands up. I have used matching papers from the pad and cut 2 sizes of similar shapes, one from a die and 1 from a punch, I have again used a strip of offcut paper on one of the layers and then stamped a sentiment on the smaller shape, these have been layered with 3d foam to allow for the rise so that the top panel stays stood up against the raised sentiment.

Now you can see the card in all its glory and it is now all about adding the final elements to make your card.

I have now punched some small flowers from the papers and also stuck on some wooden embellishments which match the theme. I have glued the punched flowers on to the jug embellishment too match the cup on the chair in the topper.


I have then finished off the card by adding some gems to the flowers and as extra blink on the main panel.
All finished and ready to go, a lovely easel card and great for lots of occasions.

Review of the Products used: Out of 5 Stars
This decoupage sheet is stunning, lovely images and very easy to remove from the sheet - 5 Stars
The smooth cardstock is a lovely card for colouring and great for panels rather than card blanks due to it’s gsm weight – 5 Stars
Studio Light – JBS collection pad – I love pastel colours and this pad is full of stunning papers to choose from and also a great thickness at 170gsm per sheet – Great to use for all projects – 5 Stars
Eleganza Sticker Gems – This is the second time I have used these gems and they stick to anything which is great as I have had some in the past from other companies that I have had to use glue to stick them properly. So well done Eleganza & Personal Impressions, they are great – 5 Stars
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