Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday Easel Card

With my mom's birthday coming up the challenge at Celebrate the Occasion was a timely one. This week CTO is asking us to make birthday cards using the easel fold technique. If you've never made an easel card before check out YouTube. A simple search for "easel card" will yield a plethora of videos to help you out.

I knew I wanted to keep this card simple. My mom's not really a fussy person and I wanted the card to reflect her style.


I used Bazzill Basics Sand for my base and covered the decorated areas of the card with Bazzill Bling Chocolate. I used ki Memories Enchanting paper pack for the mat and used Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Cherish to create the shape.


For the flower I used more paper from my ki Memories stack and this technique. The only heart shape I could find was on my Doodlecharms cartridge. I cut 6 hearts at 2.25, 5 at 2, 4 at 1.75 and 3 at 1.5. After punching a small hole near the tip of each heart I layered them on a brad from Oriental Trading. Once they were all layered I lifted the tops of the hearts one-by-one up around the brad scrunching it up as I did. When all the hearts were lifted I folded them down quite a bit to create a really open rose.


For the sentiment I used a new-to-me technique that was featured in a recent Archiver's email. Instead of using ink I used acrylic paint in light pink by craft smart. I like the texture it created and it was fun to experiment with (you can expect to see more projects using this technique in the future). The stamp set I used was Dandelion Wish by Stampendous.

12 comments:

Adrian said...

very cute!

Laurie said...

This is really cute, gonna have to try that technique on the flower! Thanks for sharing the link and for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

This is really pretty!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful flower with your wonderful DP's, really pretty! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Esther said...

Gorgeous flower on this pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Such a fab easel card. Thanks for playing along at CTO! ~Shen-DTM

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, thanks for joining CTO!

DIANA L. said...

great job! Very pretty Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Oh, you card is just beautiful and oh so elegant. I love the flower. Thanks for joining CTO.
Charlotte

girlia said...

pretty

Trail of Treasures said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I`m sure your mom is gonna love your very first easel card which turned out AMAZINGLY! The flowers are stunners as well! Thanks for playing with us over at CTO this week!

Also, congrats on your new blog! I remember just starting out at first was difficult, but you really meet a lot of amazing people! I`m now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at www.trailoftreasures.com

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Cre8tiveVet said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure your mother loved it. I will have to try that flower technique. Thanks for joining us at CTO. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com