Double Easel Diamond Shaped Birthday Wishes...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm just popping in to share a little project I created with the new Diamond Dies
from Heartfelt Creations!

I thought it might be fun to create a double easel card using these beautiful new dies, so I designed one which I shared on a Facebook Live on the Heartfelt Creations main Facebook page a few days ago. 

I opted to use one of my favorite collections as I didn't want to create a super bulky card with large shaped florals, so I reached for the Backyard Blossoms Collection!

...here's how this project came together...



I've included a written walk through on how it has been created below...for a visual video walk through, you can also find the Facebook Live video link here.

Base: To create your diamond shaped base for the easel card, use the largest diamond die from the Diamond Basics Die. Fold a piece of white card stock in half, and slip the top of the diamond die just off of the folded edge so it will not cut. This will give you the fold you need for the card base. Die cut using your die cutting machine. Next, take that base and open in, fold the top diamond in half...in other words, fold it down on itself (the easiest way to do this is to match up the tips on the side of the diamond to make sure your fold is straight. I like to use a bone folder to create the fold so it is a nice crisp fold.)  This will create the large easel portion of your card.

Next, die cut two of the largest diamond shape from the Eyelet Diamond Die from white card stock. This will create your bottom base, as well as the base for the large portion of the easel card. Adhere one of the eyelet diamond shapes to the bottom of your card base. Set the other eyelet diamond die cut aside.

Going back to the first plain edge diamond die you initially used to create the card base, die cut one from the patterned paper of your choice. I've used the yellow patterned paper from the Backyard Blossoms Collection. Ink the edges of the decorative paper and adhere to large eyelet diamond die cut you had set aside. Now taking a strong adhesive, apply to folded half of card base and attach the diamond die cut you just created. This will now form the largest back portion of your double easel card.

Next, choose a nesting die from the Diamond Basics Die to create a mat for the bottom portion of your card base once again using the patterned paper you chose. Ink all edges and then adhere to card base. 

Second Smaller Easel: To create the smaller diamond shaped base for the second easel on your card, use one of the mid range diamond dies from the Diamond Basics Die. Repeat the same steps as above to create a smaller easel. Die cut two of the eyelet diamond die cuts that correspond with the plain edge diamonds you chose for the smaller easel from white card stock. Adhere one eyelet die cut to bottom of small easel. Now adhere to main card base as shown, trying to line up diamond points as carefully as possible. Die cut a plain sided diamond die cut that coordinates with your eyelet die cut, stamp sentiment from Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, ink edges and then using a hydrasponge, apply a bit of dries clear glue all the way around the edges of the sentiment die cut. Sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter and then adhere sentiment diamond to eyelet diamond die cut. Then, apply strong adhesive to folded portion of smaller easel and adhere sentiment die cut to small easel. 

The smaller easel now becomes the stop for the larger part of your easel card. In just a few steps, I'll walk you through how to create the floral stop for the small easel on your card.

Sentiment (second): Die cut nesting eyelet diamond die cut along with straight edged diamond die cut. Ink edges of straight edged die cut and stamp "Let's Celebrate You" sentiment from Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set. Using a hydrasponge, apply a bit of dries clear glue all the way around the edges of the sentiment die cut. Sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter. Adhere diamond die cuts together and adhere to main card base as shown.

I created a wildflower bouquet on the large background diamond using several stamps and dies from the Backyard Blossoms Collection. I then mimicked the same kind of bouquet to be the stopper for the smallest diamond sporting the center sentiment.

Small Easel Stop: For the stop for the smaller easel, I've used the coneflower image from the Blossoming Coneflower Cling Stamp Set. I've colored up the stamped image, die cut it with the coordinating die, and have then trimmed off the top flower head of the image. To create a bit of a floral cluster on the base of the easel card, adhere the remaining foliage piece you just trimmed down. Stamp some of the filler flowers from the Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, as well as the Garden's Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set. Color using Stack and Store Daubers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. Layer several of these accent flowers, cutting apart if needed, on top of the foliage piece you have already added. Now, add pop dots to your flower head that you trimmed off, and position is so it will stop the small easel portion of your card.

here's a closer peek at how that bottom portion turned out...


 Lastly, to create the floral cluster on the back portion of the card, I have stamped, colored and die cut one of the same images we just used to create the flower stop for the small easel. I have used the same filler flowers as previously incorporated, and have added one small single coneflower to the front of the bouquet which came from the Garden's Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set.

...here's a closer peek so you can see how the cluster came together...



Of course, for the finishing touch, we must apply glitter to all of our floral clusters. Using a fine metal glue tip on your Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, add a bit of glue along petals, stems, etc. and then sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter for a fabulous shimmer and shine!
 
I know some of you prefer written instructions, and I hope that these will make sense for you!
Just remember, there is always a video tutorial to walk you through should you get stuck.
You can find that here!

I'll leave you with the quick list of colors that I used on this project as well down below, as well as a full supply list!

Until next time...
Project Supply List




2 comments

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Tracey , this is so pretty . Love the floral arrangement and the dabs of shimmer and of course , I am impressed with the card design as well .

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous Facebook Live Tracey!

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