Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Easel cards

Hi! This is the second set of cards that I made for the Multi-fold Note Card Swap at Swap Central India

I made 4 easel cards. There is an excellent tutorial at Splitcoaststampers for easel cards. Just to add some more interest, I made two square and two circular cards.

For the first card I wanted to use a kimono folding technique that I had seen on the Crafts Beautiful website. Here is the link to the video tutorial.

Supplies used were handmade paper in pale and dark pink, pink pattern paper, half pearls and pale pink satin ribbon, all locally procured. I ran the dark pink paper thru' my Itsy Bitsy embossing folder for added texture.

Folding the kimono took couple of tries, mainly to get the size right. But I really liked the look of it. I added the pearls for a more finished look and also to keep the card propped up.

I used teabag folding for the second card.

Supplies used were green card stock and white pattern paper. I also used small squares of blue and yellow batik paper to create the fan. I ran the green paper thru' my Itsy Bitsy embossing folder and used the debossed side.

For the fan, I used the basic arrow fold and distressed the sides with red ink. A pearl and tassels from an old rakhi finished the card.

I used circles for my third card.

I just cut scalloped circles from cream and orange paper. Actually I had plans of doing some quilling at the center. But the layered circles were looking so pretty, I decided against adding any thing elaborate.

I finished the cards by adding some butterflies punched from blue batik paper and pearls.

The fourth card is probably my favorite in this lot. And judging by the comments, most people loved it.

I had the concept of a watermelon-on-a-dish card. However, it wasn't quite clear in my mind. I actually cut and layered the circles and then almost threw them away as I wasn't very happy. Finally I decided to just make it as I was running behind schedule.

I am so glad I made the card as it turned out very well. The supplies were just various papers in suitable colors.

So these are the square easel cards

and the circular easel cards

A learning experience overall and had a lot of fun too.

I will be back soon with the next set of cards.



  1. Arey Wah! Nan - each one is better than the next... I thought the kimono one was the best, then I scrolled down and loved the oriental fan, then I scrolled down and saw the water melon - I mean like where are you getting these fantastic ideas from!!! Too good!
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  2. Ditto Sunehra ! after seeing each card I felt This is best until I scrolled to the next one !I loved the kimono and the fan.The watermelon idea is just wow !

  3. Thanx Sunehra and Preeti. Your comments are so encouraging!

  4. super cards.. all the four cards are unique...Love to do all the swap cards...Happy to follow you..

  5. Hi Nan,

    lovely cards!!I loved the kimono and the fan, really nice. happy to follow you.
    I would also like to invite you to join my blog