Friday, 18 February 2011

Twisted Easel Card - Christmas Wishes

Evening all,

This small card, 3.75" square, is my first attempt at a twisted easel so very experimental of me. However, it didn't turn out too bad and the photograph does not do it justice - I blame the photographer : ( Here's a better shot of the base:



The greeting is a recyled one and is very glittery so kept catching the light in photo after photo. The cute sticker on the topper is from a Design House's Christmas Wishes pack bought from A Card 4 U who have since closed down for a re-vamp. I added iridescent glitter to the moon, the snow-covered hills and the snowman waving in the background and red glitter to Rudolph's nose.



The design paper came free with a craft magazine (sorry, can't remember which one) and I covered all but the back with it.


The matting card is a mid blue pearlescent from Create & Craft and the red glitter stripes are made by adhering narrow double-sided tape and rubbing red glitter into it. I added a few blue gems to finish the card off.

I hope to enter this card into the following:

Crazy Hazelnut's Challenge - Week 7 - feature a creature

Docrafts - Snowflake's Christmas Card Challenge - Week 7
That's me finished for the night - I'm off to watch The Hustle for a bit of light entertainment.

8 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Elizabeth . What a lovely card . I can't even make an easel card never mind a twisted one its Fab. As for those photographers just can't get the staff nowadays. Every time I finish a card I think it looks ok and then that damn photographer gets his hands on it and it looks rubbish...... This has given me an idea for a blog entry , Thanks

Marie

Sarita said...

I love your twisted easel card, the papers are lovely and I love the Christmassy scene,
Fab work,
Love Sarita xx

Hazel said...

What a great card - I've made easel cards, but not a twisted one (perhaps I should give it a try). Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 7 - hope to see you again for the next challenge. x

Hazeyj said...

Lovely card Elizabeth and I am impressed by the twisted easel - I will have to work out how to make one! Your photographer isn't as rubbish as mine and yours has got superb lighting, lol. Have a great weekend, Hazel x

Jackie said...

While I am not a fan of twisted easel cards, I do like this one very much :o)
Jackie xx

Julie said...

This is lovely and a design that I haven't attempted,you've sure done it justice! Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Elizabeth
Gorgeous easel card ...love it ...thanks for your comments on my Blog
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.the shape is fab and i love the vintageimage :D

xx coops xx