Saturday, November 14, 2009

My First Easel Card --- And I Am Hooked!!

The ingenious easel cards are all the rage right now, and with good reason: they are a fabulous way to display our treasured projects, cards that are "Made For Keeps"! So, I set everything else aside today to make one. The multi-talented Jacqui put together a terrific tutorial at the new Whiff of Joy Inspirations and Tutorial Blog. If you don't have this site on your favorites, now is the time to grab it. Go ahead.... I'll wait. Just be sure to come back here!!

After I took advantage of the WOJ tutorial, I realized I didn't use a WOJ image, which would have been the PC thing to do. But, everyone knows that my WOJ stamps will find their way on an easel card very soon! Promise!
So, here I have this adorable Noel Charity image from Sarah Kay, colored in Copics and mounted on two die cuts using Nestabilities Labels 4. The dp is from the Christmas Cheer collection by K&Company, which seems to be the first stack I turn to for a vintage-style holiday card. It worked really well for the easel card. The plain colors card stocks used for the base and layers are from my stash. I kept the embellishments to a minimum so this gorgeous dp wouldn't get covered up. Three simple Prima flowers with pearl centers, and a strip of satin ribbon -- that's it!

Of course the easel card would be a flat card if there wasn't something to hold up the face card. Something like a door stop, for lack of a better term. Once again I turned to the K&Company collection of goodies and found this very vintage (and sparkly) 3D sticker. Voila! Easy-peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend is giving you lots of time for family, fun and creativity!


In God We Trust


Carolyn Bounds said...

Each and every time I stop by your incredible blog, I find myself mesmerized by your creativity!!! Your easel card is exceptionally beautiful!!! Your flawlessly colored image definitely needs to be showcased...along with that fabulous paper!!! Whatever word says gorgeous times infinity, that is the word to describe this striking creation!!

Love you!!!

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous 'vintage' style cutie Barb!
So, you've now made your first easel card, I guarantee it definitely won't be your last! lol!

Lynette said...

Absolutely stunning - a fabulously gorgeous card!!

Myrt said...

...oh Barb, your Easel Card is amazing! Love the colours - a superb creation, my friend. Of course, I saved the tutorial BUT I did come back here (lol).

Dragonlady said...

Hi Barb,

Fabulous first easel card. They do show your work off well. Cute image and great papers.

Hugs Ali x

theneon said...

I can see why you would be hooked -- you've done a stellar job on another "made for keeps" -- it's absolutely lovely and inspiring.

DonnaMundinger said...

OOh Wow! I've got TONS of these stickers because I love them so much! Great idea using them for a stop! Got lots of the paper too (my fave! I feel a scraplift coming on! (LOL) LOVE this Barb! xxD