Hi, Jane here. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. After our Christmas break it is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day creations and with this in mind I thought I would show how to create a heart shaped easel card.
You Will Need:
1 x A4 cardstock
1x 6x6" cardstock
2x 6x6" paper
Image and embellisments
Heart shaped template or die cutting shape
Firstly, the principle is the same if you are using a die cutting heart or a heart template as I am here. Place your A4 piece of cardstock onto your scoring board and find the size of your heart shape as in the picture above (mine is 5"). Remove your template/die and score the cardstock 1/8" smaller than the measurement of the heart (so in my case I scored at 4 7/8").
Place your template/die so that the rounded ends of the heart protrude over the fold as shown in the photo above.
Now, either draw around your template and cut it out or pass the die and cardstock through your cutting machine.
Open the folded heart shape out again and place on your scoring board as shown. On the heart on your right hand side score a line half way down the heart - in my case this meant scoring at 7 3/8".
Fold this score line and you will now have the base of your easel card as shown above.
Cut out a complete heart shape from the 6" square cardstock. Add glue to the part of the base indicated by diagonal lines in the photo above and adherer the heart shaped piece of card to it, matching the shapes together.
Your card base should now look like the photo above and is ready to decorate with papers, image and embellishments.
Here is my finished card using one of the fabulous new images to be released on 5th January. For more details on how I embellished my card please see my blog post here.