April 20, 2012

Monochromatic, Congrats and Thank You Easel card

Happy Friday Crafters! Today I did something I've never done before...I made an easel card. It was easy peasy. It was so easy I decided to make 2 cards--"Thank You" for DL.Art's Thankful Thursday Challenge and a "Congratulations" for Celebrate the Occasion #59 (Congratulations and monochromatic) and The Cuttlebug Spot (Easel Card)

Congratulations for:
Celebrate the Occasion #59
(Congratulations card and monochromatic)
by 4/22 midnight

The Cuttlebug Spot (easel card and use embossing)

By Mon. Apr 30th

side view of an easel card


Since there are 2 cards, I doubled everything.

Started with an easel card-- 4.25 x 8.5 sheet of black card stock and an extra 4.25 x 4.25 piece of same cardstock. You score the cardstock at 4.25 and 6 3/8. Use scoretape and tape the extra square of 4.25 paper so the tops meet. (see tutorial HERE)

I decorated card with DCWV Black Currant Paper Stack. I just cut some mats for the sentiments to go on in coordinating paper.

Thank you I used the backside of the paper (which is cream)and creatively cuttlebugged with the "Thank You" embossing folder by blocking off the words I didn't want with card stock and then cutting it out. I then used Ranger Inks perfect medium on the embossed "Thanks" and brushed on perfect pearls--pearl powder for a pearly shimmer and subtle effect. In case you didn't know, the perfect medium acts like pigment ink would for embossing powder but the perfect medium is just tacky and clear. It is just like an invisible ink pad.

Congratulations: I used the backside of the paper again and cut a mat and ran through the "Textile" cuttlebug folder. I brushed the Ranger perfect medium & Perfect Pearls onto the embossing. Then matted onto a coordinating paper and stamped congratulations in black Momento ink.

Flowers were cut in various sizes and 5x each : .75, .90, 1, 1.1, 1.2 in the different coordinating papers using cricut Walk in my Garden. I then used a pearl brad as the center of the flower and adhered to base for both cards. Link
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy my blog!


  1. This is such a beautiful and elegant card. I just love the flowers and the B&W great contrast.
    DIANA L.

    Thank you for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE.
    DIANA L.

  2. So pretty!! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  3. Very good job. Thanks for joining us at CTO for our monochromatic challenge.

  4. Darling card!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

  5. Great card, I do love black and white. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  6. Such a pretty easel card, love your DP's and the beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for joining our "Congratulations (monochromatic)" challenge, hope to see you again this week :)

  7. What a beautiful card, love this black & white paper, makes it very chique! Love your take at this weeks challenge!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs


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