Easel cards have been really popular for the last year or two – and I can understand why – they really do show off all the work you put into the design and aren’t too hard to make.
The cover of this card is made using a design from our Fun and Games decoupage set. The mice are cooling off under the rose of the watering can – so sweet!
The backing papers have been printed from our House Mouse Inserts CD.
The basic card measures 150mm square. The cover is made by layering some raspberry pink card with some backing paper and then adding the finished decoupage image at an angle. The sentiment is also on the sheet and the embellishments have been cut from backing paper.
Make a plain square base card and fold halfway across the front, then attach this cover to the base of the folded front only. This creates the easel effect.
Inside the card, you layer more backing paper over the raspberry pink card and then create the “bumper” – or stop – that enables the easel card to stand up. The little image of the mice is layered and then stuck to the card with foam tape.
In this case we have used inserts to create the backing papers – it’s always worth having a flick through any inserts on one of our CDs as there are lots of extra ideas for designs hidden in there!