I've seen them now for a while on many crafter's blogs and up until a couple of weeks ago, I was actually scared (Why I don't know?) to even try one.I thought, "Naaaa too much fooling around for me!" But it's NOT!!!!
Here's a very simple approach to easel cards!
You will need
~a Digital Delights image to fancy up the front of your card!
~something to color in your image
~2 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock (they don't even have to be the same color but as long as they match what you're doing, it's fine!)
~a couple of brads or buttons
~items to create your card like patterned paper, ribbon, inks, whatever you need!
1. Take one sheet of cardstock and cut it on the 5 1/2 mark.
You will end up with a piece of paper 5 1/2 X 11.
2. Fold that piece in half. This is the easel part of the card.
3.Then take ONE side and fold it in half again, leaving a nice crease in it.
4. Take the other sheet and cut a square 51/2 X 5 1/2.
I created a silhouette of my Digital Delights image by cutting out the two images the same time. The silhouette cardstock was scrap left over from making my easel card.