Cardinal with an Easel

Hi stampers,

Yeah … got another card done this weekend.  I’m trying to use up all my old stock and sell them off at craft shows.



I wanted to play again with the easel fold because it has such a dramatic look to the card.

cardinal2Here is the side view.


  • Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
  • Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, I Wish DSP, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Silver Brads, Modern Label Punch, Marker Pens, Aquapainter
  • Inks: Bashful Blue, Black
  1. This is a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 size.
  2. Cut real red cardstock to 4-1/4 x 11.  Score it 5-1/2 and 7-5/8.
  3. Cut old olive cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4 and layer it to the inside of the basecard.
  4. Cut whisper white cardstock to 3-3/4 x 5 and layer it to the old olive.
  5. Stamp the sentiment to a scrap whisper white cardstock.  Punch it out with the modern label punch.  Layer the modern label punch on real red.  Trim around it leaving a layer around it.
  6. Pop dot the label up to create an anchor.
  7. Cut 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 real red cardstock.
  8. Cut 4 x 5-1/4 whisper white cardstock.
  9. Cut 3-3/4 x 5 I Wish DSP (red) and adhere to the whisper white.
  10. Cut 2-7/8 x 3-1/2 I Wish DSP (stripes) and adhere to the red DSP.
  11. Attach two silver brads on the bottom left corner and two silver brads on upper right corner.

Main Image

  1. Cut the following cardstocks:
    • 2-7/8 x 3-3/4 real red cardstock
    • 2-5/8 x 3-1/4 old olive cardstock
    • 2-1/2 x 3 whisper white cardstock
  2. Stamp cardinal on whisper white cs.  Color as desired.  I used my marker pens and aquapainter to get the watercolor look.  Then I sponged around the cardinal with bashful blue.
  3. Layer whisper white to old olive, then to real red.  Attach old olive ribbon around the main image.
  4. Adhere main image to base card.

You are going to love the easel look.  It is really fun to make.

Thanks for looking, and a big hug!


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