Friday, October 16, 2009

Easel Card

Easel Card_Oct 2009

You know by now I don’t usually attempt the fancy stuff, but when I spotted some of the easel cards that have appeared on various blogs this week, I thought, “I can do that!” I found the directions here, so you can try it, too!

As you can well imagine, when I saw the cool tree in the Childhood Portrait set, I immediately visualized it with Autumn Flower Soft. So long as there are leaves on the trees, I’ll be using this stuff, and then I’ll have to get my mitts on some of their new Polar White. It’s sparkly! Back to this card, I wasn’t so sure about the two leaves on the focal point image until I added the third with the sentiment. It works. As for the curly wire, we don’t see much of these days … a little added texture.

Oops! One more thing … my easel card measures 5-1/2 inches square. I believe measurements for 5, 5-1/2, and 6-inch square cards are provided on the link I shared. I’ve seen smaller ones, too.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Barn Red cardstock; Retired CTMH Abundance paper packet; Cocoa, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, and Bamboo stamp pads; Childhood Portrait and Nature’s Vein stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Gold wire; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

Woo hoo! Happy Friday! I'm tickled pink that the weekend is (finally) here. I’ve seen several sketches posted that I want to try over the course of the next couple of days. We have visitors, too. Bjorn and Mathias are with us until tomorrow afternoon sometime. It should be a good time. I hope your weekend is wonderful, too. Thanks for stopping by! Talk to you again soon!


Sarah said...

Beautiful Kathi! I haven't seen one of these so I appreciate the link. Looks really fun. I HAVE to get me some flower soft!!!
Have a fun weekend with the kiddos and enjoy yourself.

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Kathi. I haven't seen any of these easel cards yet and will have to check out the link you provided. The flower soft looks so pretty and maybe one day I'll get some.

Have fun with the boys.

Sharli said...

Oh Dear! This is gorgeous and I don't think I have the autumn flower soft yet. Yikes!

I love how this card pulls together! Thank you for the instructions, too, I do need to try one!

Sylvia said...

Great card! I need to make one and get some flower soft.

Jeanne said...

Whoa Nelly! This is fantastic, Kathi! Lovin' that Autumn Flower Soft.

Have fun with the boys!

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Carolyn Christie said...

Stunning is right!!