May 05, 2011

30 minute Thursdays!

Wow its Thursday again...i swear i have no idea what time of day it is, let alone which day of the week what with all these Bank Holidays and royal events! So...thinking it probably is Thursday...i've designed a rather cute little any occasion card that can be completed in 30 minutes...i hope you like it!



Its basically an easel card, so first off take a white card blank and fold the front flap in half inwards, to create the triangle shape, as you see in the photo below :) That was easy, huh? now all we have to do it decorate it and create a step!



i've glued a strip of bobbly trim to the bottom of the card and then added my message {a rubon} and a gem to a strip of cardstock which i've attached with foam to raise it up. this is what holds the triangle flap in place.

i've decorated the top section by covering it with a scrap of pp that i adore {its a DCWV one} and edging it with ink from a big brush pen. my main embellishment is a simple stamped flower which i've coloured directly on the stamp, huffed on...and stamped onto white cardstock and cut out. the india ink pens i've used are one of my favourite things atm...and the stamp i've used is one of my hand cut ones...but you could use any flower you have to hand...or any suitable image you choose...


once my flower was stamped and cut out, i simply matted it with a paper frame i had and backed it with another scrap of pp...3 gems and a ribbon bow later...and its done! simply adhere the whole thing with more foam tape {only on the bottom half of the design so you can fold it, remember}...and the best thing about these cards is that even though they have a lot of dimension to them standing up...you can fold them flat for posting and fitting in the envelope...yay!




here is the stamp i used and the pens in case you're interested in them...they are brilliant...but if you don't have them...don't worry...just use whatever pens you have got :)





ok...hope you like today's post and will give it a go...and if you do...remember to pop back and tell me all about it!

10 comments:

My simple life said...

Such a cute card! Would take me longer than 30 mins to do that. lol

C. Camp said...

Lovely fresh card. Very spring like.

Angelnorth said...

Great hand cut stamp and nice to see an easel card with different proportions than the squares we usually see!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, great impact!

Lucy x

Emy said...

Great card - love the colours :)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Beautiful and I love the colour combinations

LaceTopDesigns said...

Lovely card, I especialy like the flower.

misteejay said...

Beautiful card Alix - TFS

Toni :o)

Bubbles said...

Gotta say that this is one of the best easel cards I've seen... I like that the stopper (step?) is one strip that is incorporated into the design of the card - so many of these stoppers just seem to be blobs of anything used to hold the card up.
Love it! well done you!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great card