Monday, November 9, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges Week 10- Easel card

I've seen these gorgeous easel cards all over blogland but have been a chicken to try them. Well, when I saw this week's challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges was to create one, I figured I'd give it a go.
Before I get to my card I wanted to answer a few questions. 
  • I am not at Fort Hood, Texas, we are at Fort Bliss, Texas. I feel so sorry for the families of that horrible tragedy at Fort Hood.
  • The sparkle on this card, is one of the new Creative Inspirations Paints. I just love this stuff!
  • Lastly, I've had so many requests as to "what I did" on cards that I will start adding a "what I did" section after the supplies. That way if you want to read it, you can, if not, just skip it!!
  • Oh yeah, one more important thing! Be sure to check out Susana's store blog, Follow Your Heart, for FUN blog candy of the new release that's happening this week! And be sure to come back on Thursday for the fun blog hop!!
Here's my creation~




supplies:
What I did:
I used these directions for this easel card. I was really surprised at how easy it was! I stamped my cute little girl in Memento ink onto Neenah Solar white cardstock. I also stamped one of her onto my designer paper. I colored the image on the Neenah cardstock with my copics and then cut the dress part out of the stamped image on the designer paper. I always go around the edges of the piece I've cut out with a black marker to make it blend better when you adhere it to your image. 
After my image was finished then I figured out the way I wanted the papers and such on the card. Then I cut out my cute image with my nesties. I use removable tape to hold the nestie in place while I cut it out. After I cut it out I left the image in the nestie, carefully took off the tape and then sponged the spring pansy ink on the edges.
I then stamped my sentiment on some white cardstock and then punched it out with my tag punch and sponged the edges with spring pansy ink.
I used my pink scrappers floss for the button and attached it to the base of the card along with the tag with sentiment. Then I adhered all the layers to the front of the card and attached it. 
I added the rest of my embellishments (don't ya love that Prima Card Jewelry in the middle of the flower?), stickles to the center of the flower and voila', my first easel card!

37 comments:

Shirley N said...

Wasn't this fun, Danni?! Yours turned out really nice--love how you paper pieced her dressed and how you dressed up your flower. Beautiful!

Annette said...

Just beautiful, love those papers, gorgeous colours, lovely sentiment, must give these a go, been a chicken up to now, take careX:)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
So beautiful Danni!
hugs
kim x

StampOwl said...

oh this is so cute, so glad you gave this challenge a go this week.

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning dear what a fantastic colour scheme and style
Hugs Jacqui x

Karen Wilson said...

Morning! I've been busy outside and missed alot of your posts, you've been a busy girl! Everything looks fantastic and loving those sketch challenges. This one is so pretty. I haven't tried my hand at an easel card yet, but I think I'm going to have to! They're so neat looking. Your paper is very 'cheery' looking. Great job, Danni!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your easel card Danni, so glad you played along with us.

Risa said...

Wow....your easel card is over the top cute Danni!
hugs
Risa:)

Michele Spera said...

Oh Danni
first off, Im glad you all are at Ft Bliss and ok. I think my sons friend and family are at Ft Bliss too:-)
My heart goes out to the men and families at Ft Hood. Andrew is still at Ft lenardwood.
On to your card:-) Love that you challenged yourself and made the easel card, I may have a try too make one:-) colors are wonderful together, and love your paper piecing on the dress!!
XmicheleX

Peggie said...

Such a pretty card. I really need to try one of these easel cards. They are so cute and yours is great.

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautifl hun loveing those gorgoues papers love cheryl xxx

stampinfrog said...

Danni this easel card is so sweet! Love the image and the paper pieced dress. Love it!!!
Hugs,Connie

KellyRae said...

LOVE the paper pieced dress and the blinged flower. Your card is darling.

Lorie said...

Oh, this is cute! I love this style of card!

Jenn said...

Love this card! Thanks for the instructions, I've been having a heck of a time finding them.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Soooooo freakin' CUTE! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along w/ C4C!! I'm addicted to these now!

Tammi said...

She's sweet, love all the colors in the paper, adorable card!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a sweet card, and I am loving thse cheery papers!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sparkle said...

This is so pretty! I love that paper and colors you used.

Jodi said...

I love this pretty card you made! Easel cards are so much fun, I think I will have to make another one soon!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Jacilynn said...

Great easel card! love the bright colors!
x

Allison said...

She's so sweet...great job with the piecing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally sweet image, and I love the fun paper! Such pretty colors. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Danni!! Love your shading around the image, your coloring, and the dp you used. Too cute!
hugs,
Chris

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Danni! This is gorgeous! Thanks for adding the details after the supply list...I know I'm about to learn a lot! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

cabio's craft corner said...

Love this easel card. The colors and coloring is so very sweet!
Hugs,
Cabio

ChristineCreations said...

She's just precious Danni!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a colorful dress and such a neat way to display the card.

Michelle said...

GOR-JUESS!!! LOVE IT! Yeah for you trying a new card. I've heard about the Easel cards but wasn't sure what they were. Love the stamp set you used and how you pp her dress. Such a pretty card!

Randi said...

This is fantastic Danni!! Love the button holder!! I want to make one of these, too!

America said...

so adorable! And im loving these easel cards!

Tina said...

How precious!

Dina said...

She is so cute, I just adore the colors! Great layout!

Nicola said...

Such a beautiful card Danni, I have yet to try the easel. Your image is beautiful ar are your papers and detail. Great job girlie.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Anne said...

This is just gorgeous, have o give the easel a try...

Summerthyme Studio said...

Gorgeous Whimsical Card!

Vicki

sam said...

This is gorgeous hun. Love the colours and all I'm looking for is an easel card tute. Oh well glad I found your blog - keep up the great work
Sam x

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