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Friday 4 September 2020

Fall Days!


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This week I decided to make a flying/floating easel card - you may have seen this sort of thing online - I thought because I had a bat amongst my images it would be good to have him flying!

Firstly I printed all the images I wanted to use, coloured them with Copics and cut them out.

Then I started with a white card base and scored this at the midway mark on the front. This will stand up to make the easel. I then covered the flat layer and this easel part with paper - from Ultimate Crafts Evening Cocktail 6 by 6 paper pad.

Putting the easel part flat, I cut a rectangle from the right hand side, across the fold,
 (using a Tonic ATC die) to form the open bit.
I then die cut several layers of tree (Tim Holtz Branch Tree) and glued them together to make a sturdy tree and trimmed it to just add the branches as shown. In fact I glued the twine in this as I went along, through three branches as they are quite slim. I also chose a flat wide-ish twine rather than use fishing line or whatever as I was worried that the branches would not hold it. I also stuck the twine in place with washi before gluing, to help support it.

I glued the tree in place.

I then added the bat with some plain card on the back and the twine in the middle.

Next I started adding embellishments. The tree trunk is on dimensionals to match up with the thickness of the branch tree. The whole lot will lie flat to go in an envelope. I have pegged it for the benefit of the photograph.

As you can see I have added another pumpkin and lots of leaves.

To attach the bottom of the bat I added the twine behind a scrap of card behind the easel.

After I had taken all the above photos I found another leaf - so I added it to the sentiment:

I had intended making something different for Leigh's hop today but time got away with me - so I will also add this to  Leigh's Hop 

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Happy Crafting!!

I think I will add this bat again...

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  1. This is awesome Susan!!! I love how you colored our bat friend with his purple wings and what a cool card design, thank you for sharing your process!!!

  2. Love your fun fold card! Cute! Thanks for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

  3. Cool easel card, I'll have to try that. Love the flying bat and all the fall embellishments you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Crafting Happiness and 2CratingCritterCrazies.

  4. How cute, Susan! Love the spinning bat design - so clever! Thank you for joining in the challenge at Double Trouble.

  5. Fabulous Autumn card Susan!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  6. What a super cool idea! I love the floating image combined with an easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  7. Love that little bat, so pretty with purple wings x

  8. Brilliant design, great easel card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

  9. Love it! So many cute images and made into such a great and interactive scene. Thank you for the details/pictures of the process. Thank you for sharing at Double Trouble!

  10. So much detail and dimension. Love this card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter’s Cafe.

  11. Absolutely spooktacular! Love everything about this fun card Susan!
    So happy to have you playing in my Stay Crafty @ Home blog hop!
    Stay Safe!

  12. Love the card design, Susan, and all the visual texture. Adorable bat! Putting on a DT hat - We're delighted to see you playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this Month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Eeee! I LOVE this one, Susan! The images are too cute and so much fall feeling! That little bat looks perfect flying about the tree! Terrific card! And the juggling bat has me giggling!


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