Yesterday on SCS the Try a New Technique Challenge was to make an easel card. I had never made, or seen, one of these cards before, so I decided to try one and make a Congrats card to a friend of mine who just was selected as a teacher of the year. This card is 4" x 4" when folded down, but you can make them any size as long as the bottom, folded portion, is twice the length of the main image panel.
Stubby pencils are from Making the Grade by Kim Hughes (CHF) were stamped on a scrap of vanilla, colored with Copics and cut out before attaching to the image circle with dimensional foam. Congrats is from Tag, You're It! and the sentiment was printed on the computer after a quick Google for teacher quotes.
Patterned paper is Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket, the rest is a combination of Prism, Gina K, and SU! paper. Ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black and SU! Rose Red. A button at the center of the bottom keeps the easel opened up for display.
A few punches round out the card; Round Tab, Scallop Border, and a Spiral punch. No ribbon? What was I thinking?! LOL
Tonight Jay and I are going to see Lion King, I am so excited! We bought a mini season ticket package this year for 6 shows - this is the second one of the season. It is also a celebration night out for our 18th anniversary which was yesterday. Last night we celebrated with the kids at Olive Garden. I am still stuffed!
Have a terrific Tuesday!