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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Red and Blue Vintage Lady Easel

Thought it was about time I uploaded a card project, so here is the card I made for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday. She really didn't want to be reminded it was her 70th, so no numbers on this one! Just made it special, so this is an easel card.

I have entered this card into a number of blog challenges:
I started by decorating the panel that makes up the front of the easel card.

The edges of the card blank were stamped using a flourish stamp from the Autumn Leaves Rhona Farrer v1 Flourishes stamp set and Versafine Crimson Red archival pigment ink. The Vintage Lady image, from the Vintage Ladies stamp from Crafty Individuals, was stamped on cream card using the Crimson Red ink. The image was cut out using the Cuttlebug square stamp die, and matted onto a standard and scalloped square cut using Nestabilities dies.


A strip of blue Moroccan Tile paper from the K&Co The Best of K&Co Too paper pad was punched using the XCut scallop border punch and the edges coloured using Copic marker E07. This was then matted onto a panel of the floral paper, also from the K&Co paper pad. A length of cream lace was wrapped around the panel vertically. The image panel was attached over the lace.

A red silk flower (kindly donated by Alex) was attached in the bottom right hand corner of the panel using a pale blue Papermania pearl brad, and a smaller brad was attached to the blue border strip.
Using the See D's Alphabet stamp set, the word MUM was stamped along the border strip using the Crimson Red ink. The panel was then matted onto a panel of red card punched using the XCut scallop border punch. The letters, flowers and around the image were highlighted using Rock Candy Distress Stickles. This panel was then added to the front of the easel card.
I then started work on the inside of the card. I began by adding the flourish stamp around the edge of the card
I then started on the sentiment panel which acts as the anchor for the easel card.
Firstly, the striped frame from the Hero Arts Frames and Messages stamp set was stamped onto cream card using the Crimson Red ink and cut out using a standard square Nestabilities die. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set, was stamped in the centre of the frame. This was then matted onto beige Core'dinations card and a scalloped square, both cut using Nestabilities dies.
A strip of the floral paper from the K&Co paper pad was punched using the XCut scallop border punch and the edges coloured using the E07 Copic marker. This was matted onto a panel of the blue Moroccan Tile paper. This was then matted onto a panel of red card punched using the XCut scallop border punch. Rock Crystal Distress Stickles were added to the sentiment panel.
Below you can see the front and side views of the card when standing.

6 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous Easel Card Kathleen. Pretty papers and thanks for playing at ABC.
Hugs, Donna x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really a lovely piece of work. I really enjoy vintage and you have done a marvelous job on it. The colors are great, wonderful texture and I love the fact that it's an easel card! Great work on the blossoms challenge. So happy you were able to have some fun with Our Creative Corner this week.

Julie said...

HI Kathleen - this is wonderful, I love the soft, vintagy colours. A delightful card!! Love all your candy listings too! My room is finished now - we had the flat packs from hell from Ikea but I'm thrilled with it. Hope you're bookcase is in situ now!! Juliexx

Diane Gilbert said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kathleen. This is lovely. I love the colours and there is so much detail! Bet it took you ages! PS. You were asking about the tulle on my card on my blog....well I had a long strip, about 3 inches wide and simply tied it around like a ribbon! Simples!! xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com/

jules said...

wow! just stunning easel card!!!!i love that vintage look!!!

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