Saturday, April 21, 2012

Just My Type, Candi's Style!

Happy Saturday!
I'm excited today, not only is the weekend here, but I get to spend the day creating and crafting with a some good friends at a 12 hr crop! Sometimes I think we do more socializing than creating but it's all good fun just the same.

When I was thinking about what to share with you this week, I decided to follow Kristine's lead from yesterday's Candi blast as it seemed the perfect intro to my project. I am also using my favorite fold the Easel card and I've included a tutorial this time so you can try one out for yourself!

Today I'm using another favorite stampset of mine 'Just My Type' from The Rubber Cafe. 

And the perfect Candi to go with this set is the Newspaper Candi. They come packaged in black and white, and the black ones I fournd were perfect for my card. The really cool thing about the white ones, is you can color them any color that you like.
I attached them using the special Candi adhesive squares, and they situate perfectly inside the curve, keeping them close to surface to mimic the finished look of a brad.

I diecut the edge with Spellbinder's Office Supplies set, torn edge die, which really made my paper background look authentic!
Here's a close up - of that darling Typewriter, I stamped one of the phrases that came with the stamp on the paper of the typewriter,  'you are just my type', and used another phrase down below. 
The typewriter was colored with copics, and I used my Copic Spica glitter pen in silver to accent some of the metal pieces.

I used the easel card fold again to finish my card.  I just love how easy this is and yet makes such a special finish to any card, making it ready to display right out of the envelope!  I've used his card a lot and shared it already a few times with you but this time I'm going to tell you how to make an easel card of your own.    
I usually make mine 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" which means you can easily use an 8 1/2 x11" pc of cardstock. And that's what I did for this card as well.  

I started by cutting my base card 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and with my Score Pal made 2 score lines, the first one at 4 1/4" mark and than again at the 6 3/8", you'll crease those folds back and forth in accordian style(this is what forms the easel). I than cut another pc of card stock that is 4 1/4" square, which is adhered to the small 2 1/8" portion left.    Are you lost yet??  
Well a picture is worth a thousand words, however some technical difficulties got in the way of sharing the pics I had planned to share with you to guide you through this tutorial, so I went back to the source where I first learned how to do this fun card fold. Beate Johns on Splitcoasters has a great tutorial and has since added a video here.   Beate does amazing work along with great tutorials so I'm leaving you in good hands!  

The other thing I love about this card is that you are not limited to size, and /or shape.  As you saw in my card I shared during the Blog hop last week hosted by The Rubber Cafe' did and Really Reasonable Ribbon.  For shaped cards, I'll make the base card work with the shape and size I need, just keep your folds balanced so it will stand upright when you're done. 

Well that's it, thank you for hanging in there with me.  
Enjoy your weekend and take some time to try out an easel card of your own!!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe',  Just my Type
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics sketch markers and Silver Spica pen
Paper: Ivory and Red Cardstock, printed paper from My Minds Eye
Tools: Spellbinders Dies: "Office Supplies"
Embellishments:  Candi- Newsprint


Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely card!

cherry said...

Soooo cute...and I love your color combo! NOW i must get this stamp set! have fun at your scrap party!

Dawnll said...

What a fun card and such great use of this stamp.

Becky Dunham said...

This is the cutest easel card I have seen in a while Karen! I love that you made this into an easel card - the typewriter looks more "real" that way! Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

reneabouquets said...

So adorable! Love how you did the notebook paper background!