Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tutorial with a Twist

Last week we were showing you all sorts of fun folds. We had a lot of great responses to our challenge. In the past we've shared projects and tutorials on how we did them. On Friday I shared the twisted easel card, but didn't quite have time for the tutorial. I'm sharing the tutorial. Don't forget to check the end of the post for our weekly random winner. If you participated in the challenge and linked to Mr.'ll have a chance at a great prize. If you didn't get a change to play this week...check the next challenge tomorrow to play for another great prize.

Twisted Easel and Double Twisted Easel

For the double you’ll start off what a square sheet of paper. I’m using 8 ½" x 8 ½". Score at the half way point and turn, score again at the half way point. In this case, I scored at 4 ¼" in both directions. On one side, cut down your score line just to the first score line. Score from the outside corner to the center on each of the cut sections. Fold all of your score lines. Use your score tool as a bone folder and run across your score lines to get a good crease. A sharp score line with help the easel keep shape.

For the single I started off with an 8 ½" x 4 ½" piece of cardstock and lined the cardstock to 8 ½" and scored at 4 ¼" and then scored again from left outside corner to the right middle corner. Fold all score lines the sharpen the creases to hold the easel form.

The rest is all personal taste. I used the Be Stylish set along with fleurididy 1. I stamped the corset then stamped it again in the same color. Cut out the top and popped it up. The bottom of the corset is just ribbon that had been pulled to give it a ruffle. I stamped fleurididy 1 in deep lagoon versafine ink. Because this week’s challenge is to do a little sewing…I added just a touch of sewing to each side of the corset. I think I should stick to faux sewing next time. The sentiment from Be Stylish is popped up to hold open the easel.

The roses were made using a circle punch. I punched a 1" circle and cut into a spiral. Starting at the end, roll in. I used a pair of tweezers, but a quilling tool works great as well. Using Scrap
Happy glue
, I glued the inside down and added Teal Jelly Dots to finish them off with a little glitz.

And The Winner Is...

This weeks winner for a wonderful gift certificate from The Rubber Cafe is Katie Tate. Congratulations Katie. Hop on over to The Rubber Cafe and leave us your contact information.

Thanks to all who participated this week. There were so many great cards. Here are just a few...


shannamichele said...

Beautiful! What a cool technique. Thanks for sharing it.

L. Carol Christopher said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing your technique!