I'm excited today, not only is the weekend here, but I get to spend the day creating and crafting with a some good friends at a 12 hr crop! Sometimes I think we do more socializing than creating but it's all good fun just the same.
When I was thinking about what to share with you this week, I decided to follow Kristine's lead from Friday's The Rubber Cafe' Got Candi? blast as it seemed the perfect intro to my project.
I am also using my favorite fold the Easel card and I've included a tutorial this time so you can try one out for yourself!
'Just My Type' from The Rubber Cafe.
I attached them using the special Candi adhesive squares, and they situate perfectly inside the curve, keeping them close to surface to mimic the finished look of a brad.
Because Candi's are made of a pressed paper like chipboard material, it makes it very easy to alter these any color you wish. Use water base Distress inks, markers, or pencils and match your project perfectly. My good friend Tanya, was with me when I was playing with these so she used them to finish a couple of cards she was working on. One card she used the black as is, the other she distressed with Ranger's Vintage photo distress ink to match the background of her main image giving it a whole different effect. She was kind enough to let me share it with you, so here's a close-up view...
And here's a full front view of her finished card.
To finish up my easel card I diecut the edge of my paper from My Minds Eye with Spellbinder's Office Supplies set, torn edge die, which really made my paper background look authentic!
The typewriter was colored with copics, and I used my Copic Spica glitter pen in silver to accent some of the metal pieces.
I usually make mine 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" which means you can easily use an 8 1/2 x11" pc of cardstock. And that's what I did for this card as well.
Well a picture is worth a thousand words, however some technical difficulties got in the way of sharing the pics I had planned to share with you to guide you through this tutorial, so I went back to the source where I first learned how to do this fun card fold. Beate Johns on Splitcoasters has a great tutorial and has since added a video here. Beate does amazing work along with great tutorials so I'm leaving you in good hands!
The other thing I love about this card is that you are not limited to size, and /or shape. As you saw in my card I shared during the Blog hop last week hosted by The Rubber Cafe' and Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Well that's it, thank you for hanging in there with me.
Enjoy your weekend and take some time to try out an easel card of your own!!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe', Just my Type
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics sketch markers and Silver Spica pen
Paper: Ivory and Red Cardstock, printed paper from My Minds Eye
Tools: Spellbinders Dies: "Office Supplies"Embellishments: Candi- Newsprint