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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.      

Inspired by a song:
Holiday Joy:
Black & White:



Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Dorothy

Marie Ingholt said...

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

Diane said...

Elegant and pretty!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Just Neutrals" challenge!

Beccy said...

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.

Janette said...

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

Mynn xx said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Poppet said...

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

Kaia Käsitöö said...

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