Dovecraft Bohemian Acetate Easel Card Tutorial

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Easel cards are great to make if you are new to cardmaking and adding acetate will give a different and effective look to your card designs.

What You Will Need 

Dovecraft 5” x 5” white card blanks  x 2

Dovecraft Bohemian 12” x 12” & 8” x 8” paper pads

Dovecraft Bohemian Printed Butterflies, clear stamp - bird, gems & pearls

Dovecraft A4 acetate sheet

Dovecraft double sided tape & foam squares

How to Make 

1.  Take one of the card blanks and with the crease at the top draw a 4cm line down the side of the card and across the bottom. Cut out the rectangle. Cut a piece of acetate to 25.2 cm x 17.7cm and score it at 12.7cm, stick to the card blank.

2.  Take the second card blank and draw a 4cm line from the centre on the longest edge and cut along it. Stick the thin strip to the card blank to make the easel part of the card.

TIP: Stick to the inside of the card to cover the acetate join.

3.  With your chosen patterned paper, cut out an L-shape to cover the inside of your card, giving a small amount of allowance.  We have used the same pattern paper cut the same patterned paper to 17.5cm x 12.5cm and stuck to the opposite card blank.

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4.  We have then upcycled the corner of the Dovecraft Bohemian 8” x 8” paper pad cover cut to 17.8cm x 12.7cm to create a corner border. Stick this to the front of the acetate with double sided tape.

5.  To decorate the card, we have added three printed butterflies to the inside of the card and another three to the front of the acetate. We have then added cut out butterflies from the Dovecraft Bohemian 12” x 12” x 8” x 8” paper pad front covers and gently bend the wings before sticking on top of the butterfly toppers. Also layer some butterflies on top of the corner border.

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6.  Cut a 15.3cm x 4.3cm piece of white cardstock and layer with a 15cm x 3.9cm piece of Dovecraft Bohemian striped glitter paper. Stick down onto the back of your card, this will act as a stopper for the top section.

7.  Stamp the ‘Love & Wishes’ sentiment onto a piece of 11cm x 1.5cm white cardstock and cut a fish tail at one end. Stick the sentiment at to the striped card at an angle using foam pads. For a finishing touch, add a butterfly topper to the left side of  stamped paper and layered with a cut out a glitter butterfly from the Dovecraft Bohemian 12” x 12” cover. 

We would love to see the cards you have made using this acetate easel card tutorial, remember to share them on our project gallery and on our social media.

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