Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an easel card featuring products from the Fine Are Floral Suite! The January-June 2021 Mini Catalog has lots of fun and new specialty paper, which is an easy way to give your cards and crafts that extra “wow” factor, and the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate is sure not to disappoint! But, imagine my surprise, when I discovered that two of the acetate designs layer perfectly over two of the designs from the Fine Art Floral DSP!! Love it!! When I paired the acetate and DSP together, I didn’t want to cover this gorgeous paper up, so the die-cut words from Floral Gallery Dies are perfect! I will also show you an easy way to give the die-cut words a little depth and an easy way to attach the acetate to the DSP!
This is what the acetate and DSP look like separately and layered together, aren’t they gorgeous?
I cut one 4” strip of DSP and acetate, then cut that down again into two 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and two ¾” x 4” strips. Tip-I layered both acetate and DSP sheets together when I cut them down, to ensure both pieces are cut the same:
For the card front and the “stopper” for the easel, you will need:
1. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on Basic White cardstock and use the coordinating die from Floral Gallery Dies to die-cut out.
2. Use the same die again to die-cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut in half length-wise. This will be layered under the above sentiment.
3. Use the word die to die-cut from Gold Foil Sheet, placing adhesive sheet on the back before die-cutting.
4. Use the word die to die-cut two times from Thick Basic White cardstock, placing adhesive sheet on the back before die-cutting.
5. You will need two of the Ladybug Trinkets.
The Mossy Meadow die-cut cardstock is adhered to the back of the die-cut sentiment pieces, with just a little bit of the top and bottom sticking out. I removed the adhesive backing from one of the Thick Basic White die-cuts to adhere to the other die-cut word and then removed the adhesive backing from the gold foil die-cut word to adhere on top. This will give you a nice and thick die-cut word. If you aren’t sure or comfortable with using adhesive sheets to adhere the words, you can use liquid glue for one of the Thick Basic White and Gold Foil words, but definitely use adhesive sheet to adhere to the acetate sheet:
I first arranged where I wanted the words to be on the acetate sheet and then removed the adhesive backing to adhere:
To adhere the acetate sheet to the DSP, I placed glue dots behind the letters. You can also “roll” part of the glue dots if they are sticking out behind the letters with the pointed end tool from the Take Your Pick Tool. I used a glue dot to adhere each Ladybug Trinket to the acetate:
The acetate sheet is placed on the DSP and this completed piece is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:
The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”. You will use adhesive on the bottom 2 ¾” part of the card front to adhere the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” cardstock card front:
This is what your easel card will look like from the side and the front, see how nice the die-cut words stand out:
For the inside and the easel “stopper”, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, the flower is first inked in Petal Pink ink, I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker for the stems, and used Flirty Flamingo ink for the two-step stamp. The sentiment is the “stopper”, which I used dimensionals to adhere to the ¾” x 4” strip of acetate, placed adhesive behind the sentiment to adhere to the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP, and then adhered along the bottom of the Basic White cardstock:
Here are a couple more views of the completed easel card:
How easy was this card to make?? The Fine Art Floral DSP is beautiful, but I was just in love when I paired it with the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate!! As I stated before, I layered both together when I cut them down, which was very easy with my trimmer. I wasn’t sure if I should do that or if it would work, thankfully it did, lol! I also found it easier to adhere the die-cut words together if I started from the middle and worked my way (carefully) to the ends. Honestly, adhesive sheet should be a staple in your craft supplies alongside Seal and Seal+, especially for projects like this!
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