Today I'm showing you the second Halloween card I am sending to my sisters this month. It is a center easel card and I think they will like it. I did a center easel for sister Connie for her birthday, but the others did not see it. I saw the center easel on Bronwyn Eastley's blog, addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com as her May 19, 2012 post (don't remember what she called it so I am calling it a center easel) and she says she saw it in Creative Stamping Magazine, Issue 3. You can tell we stampers all share and use what we make and find elsewhere. But Bronwyn is definitely the "easel queen" so I appreciate her inspiration.
For this one, I used Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla cardstock. The designer paper is from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone series. Love that paper!! The little cat on the front is the Frightening Feline stamp. I stamped it in Tangerine and then stamped the SCREAM again in black, cut it out and layered it over the tangerine "scream." I added a bow for the cat's neck and Rhinestone jewels for his eyes. I layered him on black and grey that I cut using the Window Frames Collection dies.
OK, for the "hows." I folded the standard card in half (5-1/2" x 11"). Cut at 1-1/2" and at 4" from one side all the way in to the fold. This gives you two sides that are 1-1/2" wide and a center section that is 2-1/2" wide. Score the center section across its middle (at 2-1/8".) Glue down the two side "flaps" and fold the center to make an "easel fold."
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