January 29, 2010

Create Your Own Friday #4 – Easel card

Here’s another new thing that I tried for CYOF – an easel card. You can get the tutorial at SCS. It’s quite easy to make except you need to think about how to design the bottom so that the easel would stand up. Maybe it would be easier if you have a sturdier cardstock. Maybe using my Wasau 92 lb would’ve been better than using the DCWV. I had a hard time deciding how and where to place the brad. I wanted this card to be masculine enough and so that struck off a whole lot of embellies that I could’ve used :). For the sentiment I wanted to give it a look such that it’s a sign hanging from a nail.

And that made me reckon, everywhere we go we see all this for ladies – apparel, shoes, accessories and what not. In Chennai, there’s a street that has shops selling sarees or jewellery! Can you imagine what a heaven it must be for women (except me :))?!?! Even here in US, my DH always says that I have so many options to choose from when it comes to clothes but for men there isn’t so much variety. It’s the same for masculine vs. feminine cards! When it comes to making the latter, my mind is filled with options – oh I can use the liquid pearls or the flowers or the rhinestones etc.; for men it’s the other way round – oh I *cannot* use the rhinestones or flowers or… you get the picture :)

Ok let’s get to the important things – my card

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Supplies: DCWV CS and PP; Prismacolor pencils; clear EP; brads; crop-a-dile