Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stampendous Star Lilies easel birthday card

Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)

I haven't made an Easel card for ages - I guess I kind-of forgot about them - but I really love them and they are fun and easy to make.  If you have never made one before, here is a link to a tutorial on You-Tube by Splitcoaststampers.  There are lots of variations which people have done since the Easel Cards first became popular last year, eg: circle ones, twisted ones - just do a search on You-Tube and you will find lots of them.

Please note:  instead of adding links to the products I use from Fat Cat's Card Corner and links to other companies etc. when I explain how I make my cards, from now on I will now be adding them at the bottom in the Stamp Recipe - that way, it is all in one place.

The beautiful Star Lilies were stamped onto Watercolour paper with Stazon Jet black ink and watercoloured using Jo-Sonya Acrylic paints.  I love this stamp because you can use it for so many different occasions - very versatile!  

The side border was diecut with my Cuttlebug and one of the border dies from my Nellie Snellen Border-2 MFD023 die set - these are not on Fat Cat's website at the moment but keep an eye out - I'm sure they will be soon.  I added a Scor-Pal line just next to the border on the pink cardstock (which made it easier to line up my embossing folder so I knew it was straight - you butt the folder up against this line), then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Flowers embossing folder from my Sizzix Dots and Flowers set.  

I attached the ribbon in 2 separate elements then attached the side panel to my cardstock base.  The bow itself was tied with my ever-reliable Bow Easy (I did add some Fray stop to the ribbon edges so they wouldn't fray).   I made a 14mm button using my Epiphany Button Studio tool and the designer paper, then sewed it to my bow with pink sewing thread.  Isn't it just so cool that you can match your buttons to your card using this button tool?!  Here is a close-up piccy of the button and here is link to the tutorial on You-Tube for using your Epiphany button tool.

The fancy corner on the RHS of the image was diecut using one of the dies from my Vintage die set.  The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley and I added two tiny pink gemstones to the flower centres on the sentiment, then popped the panel up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

For the bottom of the card, I again used my Epiphany Button Studio tool - except I used the larger size 20mm, to make the 3 buttons which hold the top panel in place.  I ran some pink sewing thread through the button holes just because I like my buttons to have thread through them (not sure why - I just like them with thread in them!).  I added 2mm mounts underneath the buttons so they would up a little higher to hold the top panel easily.  Here is a close-up view of them:

And here is a photo of the bottom panel without the top panel being held in place so you can see where the buttons go:

I decided to add a ribbon to this bottom panel as well and tied the bow with my Bow Easy.  I punched a heart from Best Creations Glitter cardstock using the largest heart from my Carl CP8 Heart duo punch and glued it to the centre of the bow.

And then just to "balance" the card, I added another fancy corner the same as the one on the top card panel.  I added a tiny pink gemstone to the 'i' on Birthday.  Oh, by the way, the designer paper is digital and is from Bearly Mine Designs - isn't just sooooo pretty!!  The size of the card square is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 137mm.  And lastly, here is a side-view of the card:


I'm popping this card into the following Challenges:   

Saturday Challenge #121 of  'A stamped flower'  
Splitcoaststampers 'Ways to use it' Challenge WT309 of  'Happy Birthday'

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope to see you again soon!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous Star Lily CRP115 cling rubber, Sentiment (round) Lili of the Valley - For you - Happy Birthday set, Sentiment on bottom panel - Stamp-It Australia siset014 sentiment set

Ink:  Stazon Jet black

Designer paper:  Bearly Mine designs - BM Flower Delight 027, Best Creations Glitter cardstock 'Canna'

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Sizzix Textured Impressions Flower from Dots and Flowers embossing folder set, Cuttlebug Vintage Dies, Spellbinder Nestabilities: Circle, Scalloped Circle, Oval, Scalloped Oval, pink gemstones - Basic Grey, 1mm/2mm mounts (dimensionals), Epiphany Button Studio Tools: 14mm + 20mm + matching buttons, Bow Easy, pink organza ribbon, Fray stop, Scor-Pal, Watercolour paper - 140lb/300gsm, Jo-Sonya acrylic paint, #2 round paint brush, Nellie Snellen MFD023 Border-2 die set, pink sewing thread, Cardstock: white (for card base), plum pink, pale pink

Punches:  Carl CP-8 heart duo


Merry said...

Love everything about this card especially those buttons.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful creation dear. I love it.

Shaz in Oz. said...

Ooo-arrr!! so many delightful elemnets in your card Jobear!!
You have had me hopping all over to find where things are like the sentiments stamps and the epiphany button thingy they are just going to have to go on my wish list.. and so so dearly lively the wonderful colours you have used on this card thanks so much for sharing... did you get the email I sent you saying I had managed THANKS to YOU to get my watermarks to work with Gimp and your brilliant instructions were perfect, I did not slip up once..sent the email and the link to first post with them several days ago now and one today's post I have linked over to your blog in thanks for your wonderful help... thank you again!
love Shaz in Oz.x


{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow...this is soft and feminine. What an awesome job you have done with this project.

Kim said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your sweet thoughts about my card/s :) I absolutely LOVE your blog title (I can absolutely relate!!) and your kreations are just gorgeous!!! I'll definitely be back ;)

Trish said...

This is a stunning card Jocelyn,i love that paper,would you ming telling me what brand it is?,gorgeous work!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OMG - that is BEAUTIFUL. Popping over to see this amazing card from Shaz in Oz via WOYWW!
Hugs, Sandra

SallyLou said...

This is a stunning card. I love it.



UPrinting Coupon Code said...

Absolutely stunning card! I really love the layout and the color of these card. Whoa! Thanks for sharing it. Belated Happy Mother's day.

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