I have always wanted to make an “Easel Card” at my Stamp Club class, and when I found this awsome tutorial from Susan Campfield’s blog, I was all over it! Since I wanted to focus on Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, I grabbed “Hey, Chick” and got to work! For a full tutorial, you’ll want to CLICK HERE. For my “base card” (the bottom layer), I inked up the new Hexagon Embossing Folder with Basic Black ink. I did not emboss the Smoky Slate cardstock, nor did I use the Big Shot in any way. I simply inked up the raised side of the folder and placed my cardstock on top of the ink. I gently rubbed my fingers around on the cardstock to impress the “chicken wire” onto the cardstock. I think it gave the perfect look to my background. I love finding multiple uses for our amazing Stampin’ Up! products. Give it a try! Ink up your embossing folders and see what fun backgrounds you can create!
Here is a front view of the card. It lays perfectly flat for mailing, and it fits in a standard sized envelope.
And here is a photo from the back side (as if it were open and sitting on your desk). Once you see the tutorial, it will all make sense. And it is one of the easiest “fancy fold” cards I’ve seen. Thanks to Susan for sharing this great technique!