Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gilded Autumn Illuminated Easel Card

Ever made a card that looked good enough to be a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table? Well, if you added some extra accessories, the card I'm featuring today could work back to back with it's twin as an eye-catching focus of your festive table. This fancy fold is called an illuminated easel card because you can use some battery operated votive candles behind the front panel and have them shine through, adding warmth to the rusts and golds and browns of the Gilded Autumn Suite elements.

This is what it looks like in full light. It's one of the cards that I will be featuring in my up-coming September Online Technique Class. Even though all the die cuts will all be done for you, I will still show how to create one of these illuminated easel cards from scratch so that you can do it yourself. You'll be able to put two of these together. The stamp set I used was Gather Together, and one of the options for registrations for my Online Class, if you live anywhere in Canada, will be to purchase that stamp set so you can stamp the same sentiments. Of course, you have the option to use your own choice of stamp sets that you already own.

The main panel in the middle of the card front is made of vellum and covers an opening that goes right through the card to the back page. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) covering the panels comes from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP, which is a beautiful set and found in the Aug/Dec Mini Catalogue on page 45.

The metallic leaves and backing are made from the Copper Brushed Metallic 12" x 12" Cardstock that you find also on page 45, part of the same suite.

The sentiment and image on the vellum are from the Gather Together stamp set and are embossed on the vellum using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. I was mightily tempted to use Copper embossing powder, but Stampin' Up! doesn't sell it any more so I stuck with gold and there is gold foil on the paper along with the copper foil, so it works.

The Gathered Leaves Dies created those great embossed leaf die cuts on the card front. Those dies are the coordinating dies for the Gather Together stamp set and will be included in another of the options for Class Registration.

The card folds flat in case you want to mail it to someone, but they would have to get their own votives then as they wouldn't fit into the envelope as well.

Here's the side view:

And the inside:

There will be two other card designs in the class as well.

Last week, I did a video review of the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine that I wanted to share with you:


Message me if you are interested in being part of a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Club with the purpose of getting your own machine. We take the number of members that we get and hold the club for that many months (6 members = 6 months) We also take the cost of the machine plus tax and shipping and divide it by the number of members ($200.82 divided by 6 = $33.47) Each member pays $33.47 per month and each month one member gets their Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, in the order that they signed up for the club. By the end of the 6 months, everyone has their machine. Each person must commit to the 6 month duration of the club, until everyone has their machine.  If the members wanted, we could do some projects each month requiring die cutting or embossing that I would have to do for them but I could demonstrate for them on line, and they could assemble.

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  1. Heather you really did a beautiful job on this easel card. I love all the details from the stitched framelits, the choice of colors, the fly specking on the inside, even the little tea light for effect. Very nice.

  2. Thank you, Jan! That Gilded Autumn paper is so beautiful and the colour palette makes creating with it a joy!


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