A Twisted Weekend – day one…

Easel cards are fun but I recently discovered the twisted easel card and it’s a blast! Naturally I picked the double easel card to start with for my first one. Love the way it turned out but It took some thinking figuring out what to put where after I decided to use the Strength and Hope stamp set as my focal point.


I used DSP as my base for the upright panels but then decided that it needed more firmness so I put inner panels of cardstock on them turning my DSP into mats. Then left panel ended up just as I had originally envisioned it but the right panel had a difficult birth. I stamped the Hope and then went looking for a punch—oh, my goodness—I tried several until I discovered that the heart not only fit but matched the feel of the card. Then I tried it on a solid piece of Pretty in Pink Cardstock, the color was good but something wasn’t right—so I went to work on the sentiment. I knew I wanted to stamp it in Regal Rose on Very Vanilla and double mat it with the Pretty in Pink and the Elegant Eggplant. oops! Roadblock! The Sentiment didn’t fit my punch – a wee bit to wide and not tall enough. Hmmm… ok, how about? … I stamped it twice, one on top of the other and then punched it out and voila! Just what I wanted.

Then back to the right panel— While stamping the sentiment I got the idea of background stamping the pink cardstock with my three basic colors using a simple flower. I tried on a second piece of cardstock and yes! it was perfect – just one problem – see how the stamped image goes over the edge of the cardstock?  I had already mounted the pink cardstock to the DSP and the DSP to the easel base. What to do? IMG_5935Light bulbI used post-it notes to create a mask and stamped away. I even added some flowers to the base pink that the sentiment rests on. Loved the way it turned out so much I ‘m off to make another twisted easel card. Check in tomorrow to see what I come up with.

Card Recipe:
Strength & Hope, Fabulous Florets
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Regal Rose
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla CS, and Lap of Luxury DSP 
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Full Heart Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin Dimensionals, Snail, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen, Basic Rhinestones

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