June 16, 2011

Recipe Card Easel

This card is also an easel that can be used to display a recipe while cooking or baking.

The recipe card was created with a computer font and then I added the small house from the transparent Airmail set.

This bracket was inserted between the front and back panels to keep the easel sturdy, but it is still collapsible for mailing purposes.

Easel Card Instructions:
  • Place a 6 ¼ x 8 ½-inch piece of light forest glen cardstock horizontally and score vertical lines at ¾, 7/8 and 4 3/8.
  • Before folding, stamp Zen with VersaMark ink across the front panel (between the 7/8 and 4 3/8 scored lines) and heat emboss with white powder.
  • Fold on the scored lines to create the card with a small ledge.
  • Stamp Sweet Home on a ¾ x 6 ¼-inch piece of dark forest glen cardstock with black ink.  Attach across the small front panel of the easel.
  • Cut a 3/8 x 3 ½-inch piece of white cardstock and adhere to the right side of the easel as shown.
  • Edge the top and sides of the easel with Antique Linen Distress ink.
  • Stamp Flower Girl on white cardstock with black ink and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color and trim.  (Note:  In this sample the girl was colored with Copics.  To create soft, warm colors W0 and W1 markers were applied over portions of the colored image.)
  • Attach the girl with dimensional foam.  (Hint:  If mailing the card, omit the adhesive under the girl’s shoes so when the card is flattened it will not “buckle” the artwork since the small ledge needs to open and close.)
  • For the support bracket, cut a 2 x 4-inch piece of white cardstock and score at ½, 2 and 3 ½.  Place adhesive on the small tabs and secure between the panels toward the bottom edge.

This is also a fun design to hold a photograph or place on a writing desk for small notes.

For more inspiration using Slapstick stamps, visit the Penny Black Blog this week for great design team projects!

Next week I am the featured Penny Black design team artist and will be back on Tuesday with THREE cards for my first post.


Penny Black "Mix & Match" Cardstock:  Forest Glen 07-001 & 07-003
Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink, White Embossing Powder
Ranger:  Antique Linen Distress Ink, Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Markers