H ostess Club Project for February- how to make a standing easel card with a cut out 3-D flower from the Floral Frames Dies by Stampin' up!
You will need card stack base 5 1/2 by 8 1/2, I also make a mask from copy paper 5 1/2 by 3 inches to help me line up the Die for cutting in step 3.
Score the long edge of the card stock base at 2 1/2.
place scored card stock on magnetic platform and cutting plate, lay the mask (copy paper 3 x 5 1/2") at bottom edge away from score line. lay large flower die so the the middle of the die lines up with the upper edge of copy mask.
Place upper cutting pad so that the edge is even with the copy paper mask and the body of the plate is covering only the upper unmasked portion of the die.
Run through big shot carefully so nothing shifts.
When you remove the die it should have cut half the flower from the middle of the card.
Take the card back to the score board. score 3 inches up along the long edge with the previously scored line at the 6 only on the outer uncut portions of the flower.
fold the score line in the middle of the flower cut out (3 inch) in a mountain fold. Fold the next score (6Inch) as a mountain and you have your card base.
I cut a contrasting color flower the same size as the one cut from the front of the base and used this as my first layer, I then cut the flower the next size down. To add dimention to the card front I stamped then cut four each of the large and medium petals and 2 each of the small and center from the Festive flower builder punch.
Ribbon and a greeting were added to the front along with a pearl in the center of the 3-D flower. I attached all the large and medium flower petals with dimentionals and the smaller ones with glue dots.
I added a panel 5 3/8 x 2 7/8 to the middle panel on the inside of the card to cover the hole left by the cut out flower. I also added a panel 5 3/8 x 2 3/8 to the bottom panel and added a decorative strip to act at the stop for the easel.