Thursday, March 17, 2011

Musical Notes Easel Card

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Here's an Irish blessing for you ...

"May the sun shine all day long,
everything go right and nothing go wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!"

What a beautiful day on the Westcoast.  There's a slight drizzle hanging around, but the sun was out for a long time today and I even managed to find time to get out to the greenhouse!

I did find LOTS of time for the art studio (always a priority!).

Can't get enough of the easel cards, so I made another one today.  I have had the Musical Notes wheel for several weeks now and I just had this card in my head and had to make it!  My first ribbon rose too!  Watched a couple of videos that I recommend if you want to learn how to make these ...

Jackie Topa's ribbon rose -

"Musical Notes" Easel Card
Stamps:  Musical Notes wheel (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Accessories & Tools:  Wheel guide (optional), 5/8" Real Red Satin ribbon (approx. 10"), 5/8" Old Olive Satin ribbon (approx. 4"), Crocheted Lace (approx. 12"), Kaiser Pearl Brad), Flourish embossing plate, eight small red half-pearls, heart punch, stickles, small hole punch, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals

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I inked the Musical Notes wheel with Chocolate Chip ink and ran it across the square piece of Whisper White twice, using a wheel guide to help me keep my lines straight.  I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I mounted the stamped image onto the square piece of Real Red cardstock and punched a small hole in the top right-hand corner (about 1" down and 1" from the right).  I made a bow  with the crocheted lace, wrapped the brad around it, placed it through the punched hole and secured it at the back.  I ran the square piece and the 4 1/4" x 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock through my Big Shot with the Flourish embossing folder.  I then mounted the main image onto the square piece of embossed black cardstock and adhered it to the base of the easel card.

I printed the sentiment off on my computer and cut it to size (3 1/4" x 1"), sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and mounted it onto the Real Red cardstock.  I mounted the framed sentiment onto the embossed 4 1/4" x 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered it to the card base, using dimensionals to pop it up.

To finish, I glued a small heart onto the sentiment and used stickles for some bling.  I cut out two "leaf" shapes from the Old Olive satin ribbon and pinched the stem end to give them some dimension.  I mounted them on the bottom left-hand side of the main image and added a Real Red satin ribbon rose.  Eight red half-pearls where added to the four corners of both pieces of Real Red cardstock.

1 comment:

Judy H said...

love this card, i have never made one yet, bitI will now, thanks