It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in the challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! The Top Pick for the last challenge can be found in the Creative Creases post by clicking the button below along with the link to enter the current challenge.
My Card Today
Today’s project is a Double Easel card – one of my favorites because it is so easy for a non-crafter to figure out how to display it. 😂 Plus, it’s such a great way to show off beautiful paper, providing at least three areas for your creative style. My card showcases the Pretty Birds bundle and the beautiful Fancy Flower designer paper – must-haves in your forever stash.
- Firstly, I created the A2 card base, which was super easy to do.
- Card base #1 cardstock – cut at 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 5-1/2.”
- Card base #2 cardstock – cut at 4″ x 10-1/4″ and scored at 2-1/2″ and 5.”
- Large DSP Panel: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
- Small DSP Panel: 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8.”
Now, the FUN Part!
- Once that was done, I began the main focal point by first cutting the birdcage in Daffodil Delight.
- Then, I stamped the foliage from the Plentiful Plants stamp set to fill it with because I don’t believe in birds being in cages. They were all sponged with Soft Succulent ink.
- After that, I dry embossed white cardstock with the Timeworn Type embossing folder, then cut it out with the Deckled Rectangle die and sponged the edges well with Soft Succulent ink.
- Then, I popped up the top and the bottom of the cage on top of the panel with dimensionals onto the card base. After that, I decided the top of the cage needed a bit of something so I cut out the bow and colored it with Soft Succulent and Smoky Slate, blending them together with the Color Lifter for a sponged look.
- Firstly, I stamped the Cheerful Basket sentiment in Soft Succulent. After that, the small panel was completed with another small deckled rectangle (sponged). Then, I stamped the bird with Soft Succulent and colored his belly with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Finally, I added a couple of sponged leaves to the sentiment panel.
Then, on the inside…
- Finally, the inside was quickly done with a large panel of white cardstock cut with the deckled rectangle die and edges sponged.
- Then, I stamped the pot and the plant with Soft Succulent ink and added a very subtle sponging of ink on the background panel before layering them onto the card base.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Crafty Catz
- Critter Crazy
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
- Krafty Chicks
- NBUS (new stamp set and dies)
- The Paper Funday
- A Perfect Time to Craft
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I absolutely LOVE this card and the cute little sticker boy with blankey in tow! Have a great weeend.
At first I thought Noah was giving us a thumbs up…… but now I think wanted to be picked up! LOL
This is the prettiest use of this paper I have seen ( the small swatches I’ve seen make it look too bold and weighty to me) and I just love that parakeet! Great card, Debbie!
Haha, Noah is so adorable with his stickers! Your pretty birds fun-fold design is elegant and beautiful, Debbie! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell
A very pretty card and such beautiful papers. Noah is pretty cute too. So glad you shared your creature with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG
Your card is so pretty, you do beautiful work. Noah is a handsome young man and he makes those stickers look great. Smiles, Kathy
WOW WOW WOW, what an absolutely gorgeous card. Very inspirational :o) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Leanne xx
Such dreamy colours and an all round fab card!
Krafty Chicks Challenge! Jackie GD
Your double easel card is gorgeous, those colors are so beautiful together. You’re right, anyone should be able to display this fold, there’s some folds a non-cardmaker probably doesn’t know what to do with! And what fun you must have with Noah, such a cute photo! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks this week.
Your card is beautiful! I love everything about it-colors, the DSP…I don’t have those particular items/stamp set. If I did, I would make it today!
Such a beautiful card and so creative with the double easel design! Noah is such a cutie with his stickers!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Such a beautiful card Debbie. The paper and fold is just perfect for the products you used.
By the way, Noah, is such a cutie!
Thank you for sharing your talent AND adorable grandson.
Your card is packed with such lovely details! I love that you even embossed the inside panel, and I don’t know why I don’t think to do more sponging because it really adds a special touch! I just saw a video with a split double easel card I’d like to try soon (Iced Images is calling it a 5X7 Triple Easel Card, but it’s really a double easel card with a split in the front part that creates two easels).
What a gorgeous card Debbie! I love the soft green with the flashes of bright yellow and I love how the bird is living happy and free while the birdcage is full of plants!! Noah has stolen the show though with his joyful display of stickers 🙂 Vicky x
Beautiful card and adorable Noah! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Fab card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz and good luck
Debbie, I absolutely love your card! It’s just beautiful.
I love your design and the detail. I don’t have those particular stamp sets , but can see adapting the idea using others. I thank you so much for including all the details.