Other products: White Card Stock, Pickled Raspberry Distressed Ink, Pop Dots, Beads, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear and die cutting machine
Instructions: To make this 6" x 6" two-step easel card first cut a piece of white card Stock 6" x 12" and score on the long side at the 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 9" marks. Next take another piece of card stock 6" x 12" and score at the 6" mark. Attach the second piece to the largest fold of the first piece to make your card. Cover the card with paper from the Winking Frog Paper Collection cut slightly smaller than the panels for some definition.
The panel on the front of the card is made by fussy cutting some of the mushrooms from one of the paper sheets from the Winking Frog Paper Collection and layering them on the bottom panel of the card finished by a strip sentiment from the same paper collection.
The middle panel is first covered with an oval shape which serves as the pond. I manually created this using paper from the Winking Frog Paper Collection along with a few accents of bullrush which were also manually created. To give the tops of the bullrush some extra texture I covered them in brown beads using glue. Next you will have to add 2 more mushrooms that you have leftover from the front panel and a couple of Lily pads. The Lily Pads from the Water Lily Cling Stamp set were stamped with Expresso Truffle and die cut using the matching die before distressing them with a combination of Olive Grove and Bamboo Leaves inks. All the frog images were die cut from the pre-colored images on the designer papers using matching dies. The Water Lily flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle, cut with the matching die and colored with Pickled Raspberry distress ink using a water brush. Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, make some single and some double blooms, add beads to centers and finish them off with some glossy accents and a brush of Wink of Stella clear for a little extra sparkle. Add all the frogs and flowers to the middle panel.
Lastly, the back layer is finished with 1 lily pad which was colored with Olive Grove and Peeled Paint distress inks and topped with a 2 layer flower, a second 2 layer flower as well as a dragonfly also die cut from the pre-colored images using the matching dragonfly die. The sentiment shown (top left) was fussy cut from one of the papers from the Winking Frog Paper Collection and added to the card. To get the consistent arch for this sentiment I simply placed an oval behind the sentiment and traced the shape top and bottom before I cut it. The finishing touch on this card was to add a die cut from the Regal Borders and Pockets Die using the Winking Frog Paper Collection attached to the top.
Created By: Joann Jamieson-Larkin