Monday, July 16, 2012

A Sketchy Easel Card

I used the above sketch from the Fetch A Sketch challenge #28 for my card.

I used a beautiful Hero Arts stamp set that I won from Simon Says Stamp recently to create the flower and stamped panels. I went with Electric Blue, Bashful Blue, silver and white for my color scheme. The flower was stamped 3 times with Versarmark and embossed with silver ep, cut out & popped up on foam tape for dimension. The scalloped circle was die cut from silver metallic card stock, but the camera doesn't pick up that shine very well. The bottom panel was stamped with Ballet Blue on bashful blue card stock, and I added some silver beads here and there, as well as to the center of the flower.

Here's the open view of this easel card that I combined with the above sketch  for the Art Impressions Stamp challenge #71. Their challenge is to create an easel card, or a card with more than one fold. For the bottom panel, I embossed with silver ep on electric blue card stock, adding a SB fancy tags two die cut with a SU! sentiment. I added 2 large silver brads to the ends, and popped this up on foam tape to hold the card open. I used a CB swiss dots ef for the white panel and some ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping everyone!


Benzi said...

This is a beautiful easel card, Carol. I love the blue and silver. What a great win for you. The flower is yummy.

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah Carol!
oh wow this is stunning hun, that stamp is beautiful.
Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the fetch a sketch challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card, Carol. LOVE all the blue and the image and that die are fabulous!

Denise Marzec said...

Love all the shades of blue, and the silver embossing is a nice, elegant touch!

Susan (rainy) said...

This looks like royalty.. so elegant. Beautiful card and awesome design.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just saw this in person, folks, and it is amazing! Okay, now that I look again Carol, I see that background behind the Fancy Tag... wowzer!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card!!!

Sandy said...

This is so pretty with all the blues! I don't think anyone tempts me more for different die cuts and embossing folders than you do. You have such a wonderful way of using them! Spellbinders needs you for their DT!!!

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Miss Carol! Love your Beautiful Easel card! Wonderful BG's your created! the silver EP looks Fabulous! And I'm Loving all the Pretty Blues too!

Hope you are having a Super Week my friend! 8-)


Donna Hanley said...

Love this card. The shiny cs shows up nicely in the second photo. I think that SB die has moved to the top of my list. Talk to you soon.