Hi! It's Kim from Katydid Cards. For my project this month, I decided to make a St. Patrick's Day card using a technique I've never tried previously. Here's the flying easel card I made using the Leprechaun Hat.
But before I share my card, though, I want to remind you about the Freebie of the Day at Miss Kate's.
I must have been feeling a little too confident because I decided not to consult any sort of tutorial before making this card. My thought being, "I've made easel cards before...how hard can this be?" Well...turns out I learned a thing or two from my mistakes.
I cut the opening and sized my Leprechaun hat to fit. I ran a piece of clear thread side to side through the center. Mistake #1. I should have run the thread top to bottom for two reasons. First, the weight of the hat pulls down on the thread so the hat is lower than I wanted. Second, the hat isn't balanced so it wants to tip backward. I had to add some additional cardstock to the bottom back of the hat as a counterbalance.
But let's talk about the hat for a moment. There are lots of luscious layers to this, giving it great depth and dimension. I used four shades of green cardstocks, complemented nicely by the digital patterned paper.
Here's a picture of the card, folded for mailing...and a confession of yet another mistake. Mistake #2.
When I cut the opening, I didn't give any thought to what you would see through it...it this case the greeting and sentiment. As I didn't take that into account, I had to add a separate piece of cardstock.
Here's the card opened, so you can see both the greeting and sentiment matted and attached to cardstock, embossed with the Simply Charmed embossing folder. I accented the bottom of the card and the hat with Pearl Bling and a bit of Glossy Accents on the hat band buckle.
If I were smarter, I would have watched this video before embarking on this card making endeavor. Live and learn.