Monday, February 20, 2012

Creative Card Share: Outlined Love Easel Card

Hi Everyone,

Today, as promised, I am sharing with you an Easel Card I created for Valentine's Day using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Outlined Occasions as well as the stamp set Greeting Card Kids.  The sweet little girl is just perfect for water coloring using a blender pen Stampin' Up!'s Classic ink pads (I also colored the Love from Outlined Occasions using this technique).
The frame for the little girl was created using the new Sizzix Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Isn't this a beautiful die cut? I just love the detail and it turns an ordinary piece of cardstock into a delicate work of art.  For this card, I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock to showcase the stamped image and the Pretty in Pink cardstock matted behind the image.
The background of the card was created using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock.  To add a vintage feel to the card, I lightly sponged Frost White Shimmer paint onto the embossed areas of the cardstock using a sponge dauber.  It added a subtle shimmer to the cardstock that helped to enhance the Cherry Cobbler Doily frame. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the Doily diecut to the Pretty in Pink cardstock.
To create the base of the card, I once again used a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock. I stamped the Love image on Very Vanilla cardstock using Stazon Black ink and water colored the image. I then punched out the image using the Extra Large Oval punch and matted it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock punched using the Decorative Label punch.  I attached it to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals to allow it to act as a rest for the card front so that it stands up. The hearts located on either side were created using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die (found on p35 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) and embellished with the medium rhinestones from the Basic Rhinestones pack.
The wonderful thing about this card is that it lays flat and is easy to mail in a regular envelope. 
This card went together so simply using my Sizzix Bigshot to do the hard work for me, diecutting the Doily and embossing the cardstock.  I just love the way this card came together and I think it has a Wow factor to it, don't you?
I hope today's Creative Card Share has helped to inspire you to create your own Easel card for someone special.  With Easter just around the corner, not to mention Mother's Day, wouldn't this be the perfect type of card to send to a friend or family member?
I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts

P.S.  To see another example of an Easel Card I created, this time for Mother's Day, visit here .

Easel Cards: Adding the Simply Wow Factor to your Cards

Hi Everyone,
Once again life has added some twists and turns but I am back again. Hard to believe we are approaching the end of February already. Boy is the year speeding by fast.

Today I want to share with you a video from Stampin' Up! that shows you how easy it is to create an Easel Card. I love the Wow Factor that comes with an Easel card and they are so much fun to create. They are a great way to display a favorite photo on a card front and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Watch this video for great tips on how to create your Easel Card:

OK, so now that you have seen how amazing the Easel card looks and how easy it is to create, there is no reason not to give it a try yourself.  Pick an upcoming birthday, anniversary or other occasion and get creative! 

In my next post, I will share my Easel Card that I created for Valentine's Day to help inspire you to create your own masterpiece.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts