Friday, 23 August 2013

Friday Project - We 3 Ships

Good morning, everyone - it's Helen N here with this week's Friday blog project.  For today's card I've used one of this year's new Christmas stamps 'We Three Ships' and made an easel card with a slight difference.

Here's what you'll need to make the card:

white 14.5cm square card blank
brown ink pad (the older, the better!)
Spellbinders oval dies 
Promarkers - Pear Green, Poppy, Cardinal Red, Sandstone, Tan, Buttercup

And here's what you need to do:

1. Place the card blank on the table with the shortest edges facing you.  Measure 4cm from each side along the card fold and cut, making the cut inside the score line.  Then cut down from the score line to the base of the card as shown in the photo below:

2. This is what your card should look like when it's been cut:

3. Next, fold the smaller panel in two to the score line as you would with a normal easel card:

4. Stamp the main image on to the white card using the Memento Ink.  Die cut the image using the second largest oval die and colour in with Promarkers.  Die cut an oval from the kraft paper using the largest of the oval dies and then edge the kraft paper using a brown ink pad.  An older, drier ink pad is best for this - it lets you build up the colour gradually.

5. Next, on the base of the card layer up pieces of kraft and patterned paper as you wish - I've used the red spotted and green spotted paper from the Back to Basics Christmas pack.  The layers I've used are 13.5cm square kraft, 12.5cm square patterned, 10.5cm square kraft and 10cm patterned.  Trim the corners of the folded panel of the card as shown in the photo - this avoids any of the white card being seen underneath or at the sides of the oval panel:

6. Attach the image panel to the kraft oval and then stick this on the front of the white card panel making sure the base of the oval is level with the bottom of the white panel:

7. To make the stopper for the easel, use a piece of kraft paper measuring 13.5cm by 3.5cm and a piece of patterned paper measuring 13.5cm by 3cm.  Use the brown ink pad on the kraft layer and then stick the patterned paper on top.  Stamp the circular sentiment, colour in the stars and attach this to the middle of the stopper:

8. Attach the stopper strip to the base of the card using foam pads and then finish the card with some red gems and Card Candi coloured with Pear Green Promarker.

This type of card construction works just as well with different shaped front panels.  Here's a card I designed for one of the classes at the end of last year using the 'Christmas Owl Tree' stamp which you can find here on the website:

I hope you've enjoyed my project today!  Have a great weekend.