|Folding the 12" x 6" card blank|
|Folded blank - Mark the botom of this triangle|
For the card blank you need a piece of card 12" x 6" folded in half. To get the twist score and fold the front of your 6" x 6" card diagonally from corner to corner. TIP. mark the bottom of the front triangle so that when you attach the decorated front you know which way up to place it.
Cut a 5 3/4" square to matt onto the base, I stamped mine with some of the cogs in the sets before fixing it in place with screw top brads. Cut out a coordinating 6" x 6" square for the front. I distressed the edges of mine with and emery board. The front is matted and layered with the shimmery mirror card, and a third layer of coordinating cardstock. TIP - An ideal way of measuring layers is to reduce the size of each layer by 1/4" which will give 1/8" border all round. I had some corrugated card in my box so I tore and cut a piece to fit the front and distressed with black soot Ranger distress ink and ran a tiny bit of aged silver paint over the ridges. Alternatively you could emboss the top mat and distress that.
An easel card needs something on the base to stop it from sliding down. I made an atc sized stopper, 3.5" x 2.5" using mirror card, stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Vintage Treasures set. A piece of the corrugated card, torn and embellished with more cogs and a piece of Tim Holtz chain finished the atc stopper.