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.


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


Lexxie 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 it ...thanks for your comments on my Blog

coops said...

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

xx coops xx