Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sweet Summer Roses Easel Card

Another day, another easel card :)

I'm not really obsessed with these cards, I'm just getting ready for an easel card class that I booked with my crafty friends for April 10th.  So excited to spend the day with Frances, Kelly and Deb making beautiful cards - can't wait!!  I'm showing them how to make these cards along with how to make some flower embellishments.  So you'll probably see lots of flowers in the next few posts as well :)

With the flowers on today's card, I used some sheer ribbon that I bought ages ago from Michael's.  It's a two-toned sheer in purples and so pretty!!  I found it a little harder to make the flowers with the sheer (it slips around more than satin, which is weird!!), but did manage to get three.  They look pretty good, but there's definitely room for improvement.

Again, if you'd like to learn how to make these ribbon roses, check out the two video tutorial links that I posted on March 17th (below).  Hope you like.

"Sweet Summer Roses" Easel Card
Stamps:  Sweet Summer (SU!)
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Always Artichoke (SU!), Mauve (Michael's)
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories & Tools:  Two-tone Sheer Creations ribbon (Michael's) - approx. 26" (divided), Little Leaves die-cut, small oval punch, medium oval punch, scalloped oval punch, polka-dot embossing folder, Scor-Pal, sponge, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals.

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I ran the mauve paper through my Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder.  I adhered the two larger pieces to the corresponding Elegant Eggplant frames using sticky strips.  I punched a medium oval out of the left-over polka-dot embossed paper and set aside.

I used my Scor-Pal to add a grid to the 3 1/4" square piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then sponged the edges with Always Artichoke ink.  I inked the end of the vine on the bird stamp in the Sweet Summer stamp set and stamped it four times (in Always Artichoke ink) across the 1" wide strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I also stamped the vine on the left-hand side of the sentiment and "Thank You" in Elegant Eggplant.  I sponged the edges of both stamped pieces.  I ran Always Artichoke cardstock through my Big Shot and cut out two Little Leaves die cuts and sponged the edges.  

I cut the sheer ribbon into three pieces (12" and two 7") and made ribbon roses.  I then assembled all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the framed square and the 2" piece at the bottom (which holds the easel in place).   

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