I have entered this card into a number of blog challenges:
- A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #100 - Happy Birthday
- Creative Card Crew - Challenge #48 - Happy Birthday
- ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
- Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
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.