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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Easel Card with a Twist

I mean, literally, a Twist, in the way the front of the card stands up!!  I got to use my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool once again for the folds, which were easier than I thought.

Besides the folds, I piled everything but the kitchen sink onto it!  I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Copics (I must buy more sets of Spectrum Noir colors!). Stickles, Liquid Glass, Paper roses, diecut lacy borders and flourishes, 2 paper doilies, adhesive-backed pearls and jewels, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, a bow and a sentiment!  (and a partridge in a pear tree) LOL

First came the image, a sweet Crafter's Companion stamp from the SWALK line called "Little Princess".  After coloring her with my Copics, I replaced her sceptor with a flower.  Next I framed her: first, with the inside of a paper doily inked with brown ink, and second with a full doily colored with Turquiose Glimmer Mist.  I adhered the inside heart and then used Stickles as a sort of faux sewing.

Then came the flowers, which is the challenge over at Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog-to use flowers on your project.  And I am an obedient girl, I am!  So I loaded up the heart doily and tossed on a few jewels and pearls.

Now to make it into a card!  I chose an easel card because they make such a pretty presentation, but I wanted to do something different...and that's how I arrived at the Twisted Easel Card.  An angled fold instead of an adjacent one twists the front, and all I had to do was figure out how to place the decked out image.

When the card is open, the rest of the distressed inking is revealed, as well as the sentiment.  A few more jewels and pearls and it's finished! 

I hope you like my card.  It's a new technique for me, and I had fun making it!  Now it's time for you to try something new, and make sure you use flowers and a Crafter's Companion stamp for your chance to win prizes!


Valerie said...

Wow what a load of techniques in this card! Beautiful!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi Pat I saw you entry to C.C. Wow this is beautiful. I love the lace heart you used. Beautiful Card! AJ~

Stacy H-W said...

I love this card!! So cool!! I'm addicted to easel cards so I will be stealing this "twist"~!! lol Thanks for entering again on the May Flower Challenge at Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog!

Crafting with Amy said...

I love this card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.