Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A2 Easel Card Tutorial

Hi there Inky Fans!
MacKenzie here, poppin in today with my last post for the Inky Inspiration Blog.  As I'm sure you've noticed from all of the beautiful samples shared by the other dt members, the theme for November was easel cards.  Today I thought I'd share a quick photo tutorial of how to make an A2 size easel card.

For those of you who may not know, an A2 card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 
This is the most common size card because you can get two of them from cutting an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock in half.  I always make my cards with the fold on top, because they're able to stand up with all of the embellishments that I normally add.
After you score your cardstock at 4 1/4" , fold it in half and then score again at 2 1/8".
(2 1/8" is half of 4 1/4" for this horizontal card.  If you're card is vertical , you would score at 2 3/4" because that would be half of 5 1/2").
Clear as mud?

Fold on both score lines and this is what you'll have. 

Next, add adhesive to the bottom half of your card front, under your second score mark.
(Be sure to leave a 1/4" border) 

Then, and a 4" x 5 1/4" card front to the adhesive. 

The best way to make an easel card really *pop* is to have some kind of embellishment inside to hold up your card front, once it's folded.  I usually add a button, brads or popped up embellishment.  In this case, I just popped up my Inky sentiment on dimensionals. 

When your card is opened up, this is what you'll have. 
Then just embellish with your favorite Inky image and make someones day!  Thanks so much for popping by today!  Be sure to hop on over to the Inky Challenge blog tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

I wish you all a stress-free holiday season!

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