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Saturday, September 28, 2013

60th Easel Birthday Card For the Best Mum!

This card is a special card I made for my mums 60th birthday.  It is a 5.5"x 5.5" easel card. I used a cream coloured card base and a fair few layers .
On the front of the cars i layered a 5x5" piece of patterned paper which had a beautiful design of a cherry blossom which i covered the branches with glitter glue to give it an extra sparkle and the cherry blossoms I covered with glossy accents to give them shine and dimension. I made sure to position this image to the right of the card front, I also place a white and slightly holographic butterfly sticker just below the cherry blossom image, and stamped my sentiment to the left of the sticker.  

 The number 60 for the card was just some pre cut thin cardboard numbers which I had purchased in a packet from my local craft shop,  I coloured the numbers with some pink pigment ink and then I embossed them both with some glitter embossing powder.
 To complete the front portion of the card i sponged the edge with a turquoise colour ink, and because the card base I used was cream it gave it a slight greenish quality.
 As this is an easel card I needed to create a part of the card so that it would hold up the front panel of the card, in order for it to stand up on its own to be displayed.  

To do this I created two panels which I layered on top of each other one measuring 5.5x 2.5" which I coloured with pink ink to match with the numbers on the front , I also punched out a scalloped border placed some pink gem stoned on each scallop loop and on the far ends I placed felt flower stickers which would also help to keep the front panel in place.  
The second layer measuring 5x2.25", I coloured turquoise, stamped and embossed my sentiment and also punched out a border on the top using the fiskars lace punch, I also placed another glittery butterfly sticker to the left of the sentiment, and that's pretty much the card ;)
Side view

1 comment:

jppfareast said...

thank you for sharing such a beautiful designs with us.