Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial - Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia Easel Card with 'Angelica Heart Socks'

Hi all, Annette here today with my first attempt at a tutorial for making a creation, I have made a tutorial using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia to make an Easel Card.

First choose your papers and Spellbinder

Cut three of the largest Nestie in White card and choice of bottom layer and two of the second largest nestie for the top layer

 After cutting match the designer paper shape to the white cardstock (they are not symetrical as I discovered the first time I made a blossom easel card) as you can see in the left of the photo you can see white edges

 I the turn the shapes over and mark them with pencil so I can match up much easier later
 I have used X-Press It Double sided High Tack Tape, now place on the top side of the white card that is going to have the designer paper stuck to it, when placing make sure you have it in the right place as once stuck it is stuck!
 You now need to score the centre of one of the Dahlia making sure your mark is matching the Dahlia you are going to stick to.
Turn over and use the Sticky tape on the top half of the Dahlia that matches the back of the front of the card (next photo)

 Then stick the second layer onto the Dahlia that is to have the image on
 You then need to score the back as shown so you can stick the joining piece to the base

Now I don't stick the second layer on the base if I am using brads, to use as stop for the easel, work out where the brads need to be, place them, then stick the second layer down on the base, I have also kindyglitzed around the edges.  (As you can see started added embellishments and then remembered I hadn't taken a photo lol)

Next add your image and I have chosen to use the Gorgeous 'Angelica Heart Socks' which Nicole has on offer for only USD $10.50 this month, plus if you are a member of the Inky yahoo group, you get an additional 10% off.

A closer look at Angelica, popped her hair band up (a little tip I try and colour the pop up stickers with the colour I am using so they don't stand out).  Special effects on her hearts (on the head band), ear rings, those gorgeous eyes, bracelet, handbag and cute boots.

Hope I have made sense, if anything is not clear please ask.

Don't forget we still have our sketch challenge going over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and the Blog Hop starting here where you have the chance to win two of the new release images, 1 sentiment and some embellishments from Nicole (Inky Mama).   For you chances of winning you must complete the Blog Hop by Friday 9.00am EST.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. WOW!! Annette, this is really gorgeous hun!! Love your tut and your lovely Angelica in heart socks looks so sweet!! :)

  2. WOW Annette, this is awesome!! You did a fantastic job :)


  3. Annette this is stunning hunny, I love the breakdown of how to make these, when I first did a shaped easel I really had to think about it lol. Love what you did with her hair too. Joey xx


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