Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Carrie's Friendship/Birthday Easel Card

I made an easel card for my very sweet friend, Carrie, for her upcoming birthday. 
She & I have really hit it off since we met and I've enjoyed her friendship very much. 
Besides scrapping, we are both cat lovers & owners.  We talk about both in detail.
She's very upbeat, witty and intelligent.  I love reading anything she writes about. : )

I used Blue Fern Studios Blush collection papers to make the card & envelope.  
I love the feminine feel and the colors are beautiful.

I like to make easel cards at least 8" wide; this one is 8-1/2".  
Also, I really like making the top piece smaller in width than the main card because it adds interest. 
This top piece measures 8" wide, leaving 1/4" on either side 
so the contrasting pink main card color accentuates the edges.

The word "Friendship" is computer printed on the paper to fit nicely inside
The Dusty Attic chipboard Decorative Frame #1.   
Carrie has been using lots of pretty shiny gold in her layouts lately so I chose BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder color 14 Karat and I think it looks "fantabulous" against the aqua tones!

  
Next, The Dusty Attic chipboard Elegant Swirls #13 was heat embossed in 
BFS Imagine Ink color Speckled Mint and placed in the center at the bottom.  
It's as close as I could get to one of Carrie's favorite colors "seafoam"!  

I coordinated the shape of the swirl chipboard with a Martha Stewart corner punch Crotchet Loop.
Tiny white pearls on the diamond points add extra femininity. 



I decorated the inside "hidden part" of the easel with some pretty white lace.

For the inside of the main card, I created the rest of the sentiment.
I want Carrie to know that I cherish our friendship.
The Dusty Attic chipboard Teeny Tiny ABCs are acrylic painted in bright white.
The Want2Scrap chipboard word "cherish" is heat embossed in BFS Imagine Ink color Pink Peppermint



A flower arrangement was added to coordinate with the colors in the top piece paper. 

Some close ups of the flowers:



And here is the smaller flower arrangement with a small butterfly:

The butterflies are scanned & fussy cut from the same BFS Blush paper collection.
I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the wing tips & 22g wire antennae on the larger one.

The largest of The Dusty Attic set Elegant Swirls #13 serves as the foundation 
to hold the opened easel card in place.  


It lines up perfectly with the smaller swirl when the card is in easel position. 

The envelope I made measures 9" x 5-1/4" x 1-1/2".  
Two 24" pieces of seam binding were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Salt Water Taffy and after they dried, random spritzes of Starburst color Cotton Candy Pink added a tiny bit of a darker pink. 
The seam binding was scor-taped to the envelope and tied off in a simple bow.  
This allows Carrie to keep her card inside the envelope and hang it on the wall out of the way if she wants.  
I lined the top of the envelope with the same pretty white lace used on the inside part of the card.  
One side of the envelope is decorated with white pearls. 

I really enjoyed making this for my sweet friend! She's such a complete doll! 
She makes me laugh & smile.



A GREAT BIG Happy Birthday to sweet Carrie!
I'm so happy to say that Carrie received her card and she likes it!!  YAY!

Thanks for viewing and I hope you have a wonderful week!  Lisa : )


Products used:

Blue Fern Studios
Used for Main Card

Used for Top Piece of Card

Used for Envelope

14 Karat

Speckled Mint

Want2Scrap chipboard

The Dusty Attic chipboards
Teeny Tiny ABC set

Decorative Frame #1

Elegant Swirls #13


Prima die
Leaves

Tattered Lace die 
Ornate Leaves

Sizzix
Big Shot

Magnetic Platform



Martha Stewart
Scoring Board

Crotchet Loop

Prima flowers
White Flower Bundle

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
2-tone Open Roses 10mm

Mixed Color Rosebuds 4mm

White Heather

Yellow Open Roses 20mm

White MINI Sweetheart Blossoms


Petaloo flowers
Pink MINI Garden Rosettes

Other products 

Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace
ColorBox inks - Pink Sky, Aqua & Black
Adhesives: Scor-Tape, Beacon 3-in-1 Glue, Tombow Mono Glue
Michael's Recollections - White Pearls, bright white acrylic paint, blue flowers, 22g black wire
Hobby Lobby - white lace trim
Hug Snug - Seam Binding 
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst sprays - Saltwater Taffy & Cotton Candy Pink

4 comments:

  1. As beautiful as your photography is, this card is even more beautiful in person! All the beautiful details...I teared up seeing all the love put into this beauty! Truly one of a kind! I feel so blessed to have such a dear friend, and to be the owner of this little piece of art in a box that is also a piece of art! And you used some of my favorite colors... Thank you so much, Lisa--you are a treasure! Hugs!! xxCarrie:)

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    1. You don't know how very happy this makes me, Carrie! You are a wonderful, cherished friend and I'm so lucky to have met you. XOXOXO Lisa : )

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  2. Gorgeous card, Lisa! Love all the little details especially the little pearls and how the swirl chipboard pieces line up when the card is in the easel postion!

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy! Always appreciate your comments. Hugs, Lisa : )

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