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Monday, November 3, 2014

Easel card - my first


I have seen many examples of easel cards - including the beautiful example on Beccy's Blog (see link below).  My desk is littered with discarded attempts, and I finally settled for a fairly simple version.  I need to have better ideas for the inside.  My goal is to make one for each of the grandchildren - who are growing up and ready to establish homes of their own - and will hopefully use these as a part of their Christmas decor.
The first photo is the closed card - a Santa Rosa image stamped in Memento black on SU confetti (?) - an ivory cs but that does not really show here.  Inside I used "Joy" by Art Impressions, with a CB embossed frame.  I added cream colored gems and  scattered ivory stars at the bottom - the gems provide an anchor for the open easel.      

Christmas:  http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/
                 http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Any: http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
        http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Neutrals:  http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Inspired by a song:  http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Holiday Joy:   http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/
Black & White:  http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/

                                                 
 
Christmas:  

9 comments:

  1. I love your classy card. It's wonderful. Looks stylish and different. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  2. Elegant and pretty!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Just Neutrals" challenge!
    Diane TSTR DT

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  3. What beautiful stamps you've used on your card Dorothy, I particularly like the "Joy" sentiment stamp you added to the inside. The black and cream is a beautiful, elegant colour combination and I love the addition of the rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. I really like the cardstock you used too.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  4. Beautiful card, so elegant...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! VERY well done for a first try, Dorothy!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  6. A beautiful monochromatic easel card, Dorothy! I love the pretty images! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

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  7. A beautiful first easel card Dorothy. I know your grandchildren will put it in pride of place in their homes.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

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  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at IWDC!
    Kaia, DT

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