Hello! I hope you all are having some fun in your craft rooms when you can carve out the time. There’s nothing like playing with paper to forget our troubles for a while. Because I am at high risk due to my medical problems, staying at home is a must. Therefore, my craft room is giving me much comfort and easing my anxiety. I have seen some cute double easel cards around the web and thought I would attempt one of them. The Parisian Beauty bundle was one of those bundles I hadn’t used yet. This double easel style is just perfect for it, don’t you think? When choosing which paper to use, the Perennial Essence DSP was already out of its spot and just begged to be used again.
My Secrets to Making This Parisian Beauty Project
Large Easel Dimensions
- This A6 easel card started with Night of Navy 12×12 cardstock, cut at 4 1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 3″ and 6″
- 1 piece of Night of Navy, cut at 4 1/2″ x 6″
- 2 pieces of Petal Pink Vellum paper cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
- 2 pieces of Perennial Essence DSP cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″
Small Easel Dimensions
- Night of Navy cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and scored at 2 1/4″ and 1 1/8″
- 1 piece of Night of Navy, cut at 2 1/4″ square
- 2 pieces of Petal Pink Vellum paper, cut at 2 1/8″ square
- 2 pieces of Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 2″ square
- Now, the fun part! I found the Petal Pink oval in my stash so all I had to do was dry emboss it in the Scripty embossing folder.
- The Eiffel Tower was cut out twice – once with Night of Navy cardstock and the other in the Brushed Silver cardstock that I found going through my Neutral paper scraps. (It’s retired so you can use any neutral you have.) The double layer gives it more dimension.
- The sentiments (Sending Hugs is from the new Tags in Bloom) were stamped and cut out.
- The flower (from Pocketful of Happiness) and fleur-de-lis were stamped onto the Petal Pink vellum paper and allowed to dry. The flower was colored on the back with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend brush, then fussy cut. The fleur-de-lis was cut with its coordinating die.
- Once everything was adhered to the card base, I was playing with the position of the smaller one. Ultimately, it just seemed better at an angle, so I went with it.
- I decided that the inside flap needed a little “sumthin’ sumthin'” so I cut out the flourish with Petal Pink cardstock.
- The finishing touch was adding rhinestones (regular and champagne) to the large easel and the flowers to the smaller one as the prop to keep it standing up.
Product Spotlight: Parisian Beauty Bundle
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- Crafting Happiness Challenge: Anything Goes with Option (for Her)
- Try It on Tuesday Challenge: Home Sweet Home/Where Would You Like to Live
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Beautiful card! I love the double easel card. Never seen that one before. Great idea! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
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Love this card Debbie! It’s beautiful!
What a unique card! I have never seen one like this before. Thanks for sharing!
GORGEOUS card!!!! LOVE the tutorial too! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays!!!
Thank you for sharing your card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Thank you for joining us at CUYL!
You made a wonderful card.
Hugs from Germany,
Such a beautiful card! I love your Paris design and I enjoyed seeing how it all came together too ?. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Take care and sending happy wishes your way! Hugs, Jo x