This afternoon I decided it was time to start entering blog challenges again. So I have started with this weeks CD Sunday Challenge where the theme is Water Meets. After having a little look amongst my CD's I plumped for one from My Craft Studio called "World of Watercolour" & the picture is "Yellow Boat" from CD1.
The first picture is the card laid down flat;
You can see that it doesn't want to lay completely flat & that is because it is an easel card with a difference. Here is the other picture.
It is a twisted easel card.
Because the right hand edge of the front is a little darker looking (it's just the light in the room where I photographed it) it looks like it is a piece folding forward - but it is actually flat. I am not 100% sure I have made it correctly as I have seen one somewhere, although I don't remember there being any instructions - just a picture. Mine is a square card with the front half folded diagonally. When I first folded it I folded the opposite way to how it has been finished, but that didn't look right, so I refolded it. As usual sometimes mistakes don't hurt as when the card is laying flat both diagonal folds can be seen, but they create a grid pattern on which the image sits. Phew! The background paper on the base I chose because it gave the illusion of water & land reflection. I printed a paler version to cover the inside of the front as well, then I cropped the narrow boat, enlarged it & mounted it on matching card to create the easel stop. I know - or at least, I think, that canals don't have seahorses in them, but he was so sweet I just had to include him. He has been sitting in a box for ages waiting to be used.
Yes! quite pleased with that.
Right - I am off to search out another challenge.