I have a card making challenge for you today. Recently in my DT kit I received some gorgeous Websters Pages product - Western Romance papers, with fabric tickets, ribbon and flowers. As much as I love their papers I have never bought the fabric embellishments myself, I looked at them and not a skerit of creativity came forth and all that had to change when I saw my kit this month :)
So my challenge to you is to create a card that uses a product you would normally shy away from, and to make an easel card instead of a standard shape card. Heres how to make the easel card:
Take one piece of cardstock 12 x 12" and cut it in half. Then take one of those halves and and cut it in half again. So you should end up with one piece 6x12" and two pieces 6x6"
Take your 6 x12" piece and fold it in half to create a 6x6" card. Now fold the front of the card in half towards the top. It should look like this:
Decorate the inside of the card as desired. You will need to include ribbon in the base of your card, it acts like a door stopper for the top piece to catch on. You can add this later once you have a better idea of where you want it to sit. To make your 'catch' you could use flowers or ribbon or even a double layer of cardstock.
Now take one of your 6x6" pieces of cardstock. This will be the front of your card, decorate as desired.
Adhere double sided tape to the top fold of your card and apply the decorated piece of cardstock to it.
I have used Spellbinders Labels 22 and Picot Edge circles. One piece of the fabric ribbon has little letters on it so I have cut out three of them and raised them with foam to create a small cluster on my base. I have also cut out the surround of the ticket and mounted it on cardstock. All products used are from Websters Western Romance with the exception of the seam binding ribbon, Prima rosebud and misc heart pins.
So, I have to say, the fabic products were actually easy to use :) and just like paper you can cut them up to suit your needs!