I haven't made an Easel card for ages - I guess I kind-of forgot about them - but I really love them and they are fun and easy to make. It was a SCS Technique Lovers Challenge TLC242 from Oct 2009: see here - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...l#post15331355 This is a front-view of my card - see my Gallery for the side-view.
The Star Lilies were stamped onto 140lb/300gsm Watercolour paper with Stazon Jet black ink and watercoloured using Jo-Sonya Acrylic paints.
The side border was diecut with my CB and one of the border dies from my Nellie Snellen Border-2 MFD023 die set. I added a Scor-Pal line just next to the border on the pink cs (which made it easier to line up my ef so I knew it was straight - you butt the folder up against this line), then ran it through my CB using the Flowers ef from my Sizzix Textured Impressions Dots and Flowers set.
I attached the ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I made a 14mm button using my Epiphany Button Studio tool and the designer paper, then sewed it to my bow with pink sewing thread.
The fancy corner on the RHS of the image was diecut using one of the dies from my CB Vintage die set. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I added two Basic Grey tiny pink gemstones to the flower centres on the sentiment, then popped the panel up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).
For the bottom of the card, I again used my Epiphany Button Studio tool - except I used the larger size 20mm, to make the 3 buttons which hold the top panel in place. I ran some pink sewing thread through the button holes just because I like my buttons to have thread through them (not sure why - I just like them with thread in them!). I added 2mm mounts (dimensionals) underneath the buttons so they would be up a little higher to hold the top panel easily.
I added a ribbon to this bottom panel as well and tied the bow with my Bow Easy. I punched a heart from Best Creations Glitter cs using the largest heart from my Carl CP8 Heart duo punch and glued it to the centre of the bow. The sentiment on this panel is from a sentiment set by Stamp-It Australia.
And then just to "balance" the card, I added another fancy corner the same as the one on the top card panel. I added a tiny pink gemstone to the 'i' on Birthday. The designer paper is digital and is from Bearly Mine Designs - isn't just sooooo pretty!! Just FYI, the size of the card square is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 137mm.
I'm popping this card into the following Challenges:
Splitcoaststampers 'Ways to use it' Challenge WT309 of 'Happy Birthday' - see this link for the deets: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t519940.html - as well as the Saturday Challenge #121 of 'A stamped flower' (I have a link to this challenge on my Blog).
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11397
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 @ 10:38 PM
WOW....absolutely wonderful,I am lost for words its just so pretty very awesome job, I have never done an easel card yet but this definatly cant spell inspires me to find out how to do it and give it a try....TFS and take care...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: January 29, 2009 Location: British Columbia Posts: 6698
Sun, Mar 06, 2011 @ 1:35 AM
Wow, soooo pretty. Love that paper. I just purchased some papers from BMD. I only hope this one is one I got. Your colors are wonderful and your image and coloring, so perfect. Truly fabulous easel card. TFS. : )