Sometimes, in the excitement of new catalogues and products, I tend to forget about my old favourites. One of my first loves after getting the Big Shot was the Top Note die. If it ever retires, I will be devastated!!
I had a workshop last weekend, and I decided to dig out my Top note die once again. I love to make different styles of cards and I chose to do an easel card using the Top note die.
I also used the Colour coach to help select a colour combo using the 2013-2015 in colours. I went with Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe and I added in a little So Saffron as well.
I used a newer stamp set, Flower Patch with the co-ordinating framelits, Flower Fair so we didn’t have to do any messy cutting (not my favourite thing to do!!)
Here’s a view of the Easel.
To create the easel, you need to fold the cardstock in half and score it. Place the cardstock on the die with the fold inside the cutting line of the die. You will need to cut a separate single top note as well. Score the folded piece in the middle of the shape on one side only. Then stick the single top note to the folded half. Then decorate to your heart content!! You will need to place a piece on the bottom half so that the easel has something to sit on.
And I should mention, the girls loved it!!
If you would like to make this at a workshop, I would love to show you!! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 193 792.
Stamps used: Flower Patch
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron
Paper: 2013-2015 In colour DSP Stack, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Flower Fair framelits, Decorative label punch, rhinestones.