Oh my aching goodness, I had so much fun with this ‘card’! I simply love easel cards anyway but this Trellis Easel Card was a new challenge to conquer! I really wanted the little ‘pocket’ for notes so I designed a file to cut all of the pieces. During assembly I discovered my little pocket was multipurpose, and I used it for the flower cone as well. Shy of a few embellies, I cut everything on my (can’t live without them) KNK Zing and Maxx Air. I used Copic markers and distress inks to color white pieces to match the cardstock theme. The base is made from WorldWin CutMates, which never stops amazing me with its cut quality. For a more durable card, I would cut it from ColorMates Smooth & Silky (90 lb) or ColorMates Ice Dust (102 lb) although CutMates certainly does the job – and beautifully.
- KNK Digital Cutting System of choice (I used both my Zing and my Maxx Air)
- Standard Material (Red Cap) Blade
- WorldWin CutMates or ColorMates card stock
- A coordinating card stock (if desired – these cards are beautiful in simple red and white too)
- Double sided adhesive to assemble your card
- Force – CutMates on the Maxx Air: 55
- Speed – CutMates: 125
- Force – Patterned Card Stock: 72
- Speed – Patterned Card Stock: 125
- Cut all pieces required for desired design
- Color as desired
- Apply adhesive
- Assemble parts
- Add embellishments
Below are the cut pieces for the design.
Here I have applied Copic markers using the air compressor to match the patterned card stock.I used double sided adhesive to put the layers together.I attached the largest heart, medium heart, then smallest heart.Next, I folded the pocket parts and added adhesive.And added embellishments.
I decided to make another Trellis Easel card using traditional Valentine colors.
To make your own Trellis Easel Cards, download the free file for a limited time: