Hello and happy Thursday readers! Today I am sharing this card on the Birch Press Design blog. I hope you have been enjoying some of the beautiful new release products that the Design Team has been sharing. I am always amazed by what each artist brings to the team and how we all create such unique and diverse cards using the same products. In full disclosure, I also look at something another team member has created and I say, "Well, duh, why didn't I think of that!?" : )
This A2 sized easel card was made using all three layers of the Viola Layering Plates and lots of purple jewel toned glitter cardstock. All supplies for today's card will be listed at the end of this post.
Here is a close-up of the card to show you the beautiful intricate layering dimensions and the various shades of glitter cardstock.
I often find it helpful to see how a card was made, versus reading about the process, so I have created a step-by-step video tutorial to share with you:
These intricate layering plates from Birch Press Design are simply stunning, and while they do tend to involve a lot more die cutting, I find the end result is totally worth the hard work.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Rainbow Easel Card
Hello readers! Today I am sharing a card with you that we made last week in my Easel Cards class. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest from a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator named Shantell Randall, but I wanted to be sure to change my card up a little from hers. Thanks for the inspiration, Shantell! I love how bright and colorful this card turned out.
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Balmy Blue cardstock. On the bottom half of the easel card is a5 1/4" x 4" sheet of Whisper White cardstock. I randomly stamped some of the clouds from the Lift Me Up (retired SU stamp set) in Balmy blue ink. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the word "rainbow" in Real Red ink. I die cut the sun from a scrap of yellow paper and adhered it to the card using 3M foam tape for added height. *Tip: You need this added height on the base of your card for the easel portion to prop up against. For the top part of the easel card I cut two 5 x 3 3/4" sheets of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using a retired polka dot embossing folder. I used the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Day borders to trim create a cloud edge. I stamped the clouds in Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating die cuts. I adhere the clouds to the card with 3M foam tape.
To create the rainbow, I had to run the rainbow die through my Big Shot five times (one for each
ROYGBV color) and then adhere all the individuals colors together (this was the most time consuming part!) I stamped one hot air balloon in Real Red ink and a smaller one in Pineapple Punch ink and die cut them using the coordinating die from the Lift Me Up stamp set. Lastly I added LOTS of clear Wink of Stella over the rainbow, clouds and balloons for lots of sparkle!
Here is the easy-to-follow template I use for creating easel cards courtesy of Beth McAlexander:
Like today's card? Please check out my schedule for upcoming classes HERE. I hope to see you at a class soon!
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