Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just Believe Easel Card

Feeling a little under the weather today, but I'm usually never too sick to play in my art studio :)

Thought I'd make an Easel Card.  (See for tutorial).

It was so easy and I just love the look of it.  It makes it seem like your card is on display - a work of art (which, of course, it really is!).  Hope you like.

"Just Believe" Easel Card
Stamps:  Just Believe, Sweet Summer (SU!)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Accessories & Tools:  Paper Piercing Tool and guide, Spellbinders Nestabilities - Label Ten), 1/4" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon (approx. 14", divided), nine mauve half-pearls, stickles, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals.

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Using the Stampin' Write markers, I inked the main stamp in the Just Believe set and stamped it onto the Whisper White cardstock on the left hand side.  I re-inked the stamp again and stamped it on the right hand side.  I inked the butterfly from the Sweet Summer stamp set and stamped it twice.  Using the So Saffron marker, I filled in the wings of the butterflies.  I filled in the bodies of the butterflies with Sahara Sand ink.  I mounted the stamped image onto the square piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and then mounted it onto the square piece of So Saffron cardstock.  Using sticky strips, I attached a piece of ribbon about 3/4" up from the bottom and glued it to the back.  I paper pierced all around the border of the 4 1/4" square piece of Rich Razzleberry and then used my Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write marker to add "stitch" lines.  I then mounted the framed, stamped image onto the Rich Razzleberry square and adhered it to the base of the easel card.

I repeated the same process for the sentiment, but this time I used the small Label Ten Nestabilities to cut out the Whisper White cardstock.  I sponged the edge with Rich Razzleberry ink.  I mounted it to the center of the other frames and popped it up with dimensionals.

To finish, I used stickles to highlight the wings of the butterflies.  I added a bow on top of the ribbon, and mauve half-pearls to the centers of three of the flowers and also the edges of the sentiment label.

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