Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Day Easel/Shaker Card

Hi everyone and welcome!  Today I'm sharing with you the very first easel card I made!  I sent it to a very dear friend to wish her a Happy Day.   It's like a first love....I'm partial to it because it is my first easel card creation and the icing on my cake is that my very sweet, dear friend liked it!

My desire to create an easel card with some shaker elements came when I was rummaging through my stash of paper collections.  I ran across this cute Bo Bunny Zip-a-Dee-Doodle collection and when I saw the 'happy day' layered chipboard, I knew that I had to make a card for this very special friend of mine.  So, although this is my very first easel card, I want her to know that the desire to make it came from my feelings towards her as a dear friend.  So she was my 'guinea pig' in a way.  I also tried my hand at doing a little bit of shaker style embellishing, which is to use acrylic as the 'window' and then place beads or other tiny things inside, surrounded by foam board to keep the goodies inside.

I used the Bo Bunny Zip-a-Dee-Doodle page named "Meow" - GO FIGURE!  LOL!  Me using a page named 'Meow'!  LOL!  This was the base for the entire card.  I cut out butterflies and embellished one of them with black rhinestones and both with handmade antennae; cut out flowers and added foam tape beneath them for added dimension.

Some punching, embroidery thread stitching and stickers from the collection helped spruce it up!

Here is the inside of the card with a pop of red.

I custom designed an envelope for the card, using the page from the Bo Bunny paper collection named "Margo", which you can see is paisley print (I have always been very drawn to paisley print). 
Here is the card fully open
Here is to my sweet friend....Have a very happy day! 
Thanks for dropping by!  Have a great week, Lisa : )
Products used:
Bo Bunny Zip-a-Dee-Doodle paper collection:
Bo Bunny Zip-a-Dee-Doodle Layered Chipboard & Stickers:

Layered Chipboard
Combo Stickers
Martha Stewart punch - Cherish
Want2Scrap rhinestones - black & red
Embroidery thread - black and aquamarine

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