Jillibean soup – Chicken Noodle – Dried Egg
Jillibean soup – Chicken Noodle – Whole Chicken
Maya road chipboard flower
Brown ink pad
Green woodware 6 petal punch
Fire brick distress ink
MS doily edge lace punch
Red acrylic paint
1. There are lots of tutorials and videos showing how to make twisted easel cards, for mine I took a sheet of A4 card and cut it in half lengthways. This makes the width of the card 4.2”. To make the twisting easel part of the card you need to fold the top part of the card down to make a square (so you have a longer section of card on the bottom). Once you have created the square you fold it on a diagonal. I trimmed part of the bottom rectangle away to make the card fit into a standard envelope.
3. I popped a large maya road flower out of its chipboard case, and coloured in the chipboard with a yellow wax crayon. Then I painted the flower with red acrylic paint, and lightly rubbed over it with a baby wipe to remove some of the red so the yellow showed through. Once this was dried I covered it in PVA – though you could use crackle paint or glossy accents to get a different effect
4. When the flower was dry I layered a punched flower on top and stuck it on the card, then I wrapped some string a couple of times around the card (securing it with tape on the back) and threaded both ends through a button which I stuck on top of the flower.
5. I handwrote the message on some white cardstock and mounted it on the Whole Chicken paper. I stuck it down, and then machine stitched it together so it looked like bunting. I placed some white card on the back of this to cover up all my stitching.
6. For the base of the card I covered it with fire brick distress ink, then added a white section for the message (I stitched around this too), and a couple of layers of doily edge lace punched out of the dried egg paper. I then added my front section of the card, and with the left over petals that I had from the chipboard flowers I made the stop and covered them brown ink, and then stuck them on the base.