Monday, November 23, 2009

My First Easel Card

You may be wondering where I disappeared to. One day I'm here and all is good and then poof, you don't hear from me for almost a week. That's because I ended up in emerg last week Tuesday and back to the hospital Wednesday for tests and home the rest of the week working on getting better. Let me tell you that was the worst birthday gift ever. It really bites when you are going through triage and they ask your date of birth and then say "oh, happy birthday" Yeah, not really cause if it was happy and good I wouldn't be there. Though, I've now returned and feel almost back to my old self.

Two weeks ago I made my very first easel card and have been super excited to share with you all.

This card was so much easier to do than I expected. I created it by using a 4" x 12" piece of Chocolate Chip textured cardstock as my base. I followed the instructions on Andrea Hayes blog for creating the easel part.

Next I used my Real Red textured cardstock for my first matte and layered Merry Moments Designer paper over this. This was repeated on both the front of the card as well as the inside of the card.

I inked two chipboard snowflakes with Red and White Craft ink and while they were still wet I added Iridescent ice embossing powder and quickly heat set. In the center of the white snowflake I added a Red Rhinestone brad and used my large glue dot to adhere to the red snowflake. I also used a large glue dot to adhere the red snowflake to the front of my card. Next I used Chocolate Chip ink to stamp my sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and punched it out with the Modern label punch. I popped my sentiment up using dimensionals and finally I added a red button with some linen thread to the inside (base) of my card to hold up my 'easel'.

Thanks for popping in and have a great day.

Margaret :)

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful Margaret!

    sorry to hear you were out of commission - glad you are feeling better.