Tuesday, July 12, 2011

At Last - My First Easel Card!

I can't believe with all the techniques I love to try that I have never made a simple easel card until now! I really like the look of these cards, and the fact that the recipient has an easy way to display the card to share it with others. I made a very basic type of card, with the base card base being 5 1/2" square. You can find tutorials all over the web for a basic easel card if you just google it.

The stamps I used for this card are from ODBD. The butterfly is from their Friendship Set, and the Thinking of You stamp, along with the sentiment on the inside is from their Thinking of You Set.   Here is the card:

Here is a side view so you can see the "easel" part:

ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge this week is to use red, white and blue. I used red cardstock, and layered it with dp from Sassafrass Lass. I have really been using the dp quite a bit. I distressed the edge of the dp, and then tied white satin ribbon with red polka dots around this layer. I then found a white doily in my stash and inked it here and there with some blue Distressing Ink - just so it would show up and adhered it.  The other dp is a red mulberry paper. I'm not sure who made it, as I have been saving it!  I stamped it with the butterfly and the Thinking of You sentiment, using CTMH Daisy White ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The butterfly was cut out with an oval scalloped Spellbinder's Nestie, and the sentiment with their long rectangle Nesties. I then added some lovely gemstone swirls that I got at Hobby Lobby.  I loved how they turned out.  Here is a closer look at the inside:

I used the blue tiles from my stash popped up on 3D Dots to prop of the front of the card. I added some K and Co. butterflies and another one of the swirls from the front page for consistency. As I said, the inside sentiment is from ODBD's Thinking of You Set, and I simply used scalloped scissors to cut it out.
I hope you liked my first easel card! I was so pleased with it, that I have already started on a similar one! I am entering this one in the following challenges:

ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge - red, white, and blue
Allsorts Challenge Blog - free and easy July (meaning anything goes)
Stampin for the Weekend - wings and things
                                                     Stamp Something - bugs and butterflies

If for any reason any of the above links don't work, don't worry - they are all in my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Feel free to leave a comment. I love to read them!


brenda said...

What a very elegant card Lynn.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Mummylade said...

this is just adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with us at SFTW and Allsorts this week and good luck!

Jan Marie said...

Very pretty, Lynn! Love the colors and WOW.. . you've mastered the easel card! Good work!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the easel style x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at stampin' for the weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Fleur said...

A great creation Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

what a pretty red, white and blue easel card!! Thank you so much for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

scotspanda said...

what a lovely card

thanks for being free n easy with us at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx