Saturday, November 21, 2020

Night in Bethlehem Easel Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

Our Christmas dies are in the online store. And, you can still pick them up on a 25% sale. We have Christmas Part 1 (22 new designs), Christmas Part 2 (21 new designs) and Christmas Part 3 (11 new designs).

Today, I have for your viewing pleasure a card featuring the new Night in Bethlehem die from the Christmas Part 2 release. This die represents, for me, the reason we celebrate this holiday. I used it on a circular easel design to give it an interesting presentation. So let's get started with some details of how I created this card.  

Design Steps:

I started off with creating the easel card layout. I followed a video tutorial from YouTube. Here is the link to the tutorial. 

I cut a piece of blueberry cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored it at 4 1/4" and then folded in half. 
Now to create the card base, I used the largest Scallop Circle die. I laid it just slightly over the edge of the cardstock. You don't want the fold to cut. This gives you the card "hinge". 
This is what the card base looks like after I ran it through my Big Shot.  
Then I took the same die and cut another scalloped circle. This will cover the flat part of the cardstock and it's where I will attach my images.  
Next, you fold the top half of the card base making sure to line up the scallops. I added double sided tape to just the lower part of the fold and attached the 2nd scallop circle that I cut. 

Side view of card base after 2nd scallop was secured. This is the circular easel card base. 
For my background for the Bethlehem images, I had this watercolor galaxy paper. Using the largest Circle die to cut the layer for the card front. 
The images are cut from blueberry cardstock and adhered with dimensional adhesive to the designer paper. 
Attached the image panel to the card base with double sided tape. I decided to change the star color and cut it from a white glitter cardstock. I just adhered it over the blue star. I cut another circle from a kraft cardstock and then used just a section for the ground. 
For the card inside, I cut another piece of the galaxy designer paper. Stamped my sentiment in blueberry ink and secured to the designer paper with dimensional adhesive. This will serve as the card stop when the easel is opened. 
That's my card for this week. This was my first attempt at a circular easel card and I can say it wasn't difficult to complete. And, I think it makes a nice presentation for the Bethlehem images. See you next Saturday!

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Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous Mary! The easel really shows off the scene and the background paper you’ve selected is perfect!

Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful card love the design and background paper!

Sukie said...

Pretty card! The monochromatic color theme is very striking!