For my first project, I made this beautiful birthday easel card. Easel cards are so simple to make, yet really make a statement when the recipient can sit it out for display without it falling over.
Sin City Stamps: Steampunk Circus; Metal Madness; Pam Bray's Fall Collection
Ecstasy Crafts: Reddy Flowers & Cross 3D Die Cuts No. 83703; Starform 1290 Gold Floral Rectangular Frame Stickers
Cardstock: Vineyard Weave (Bazzill), Ivory, Lavender (Paper Studio)
Ink pads: Versamark, Gold Encore, Old Paper Distress Ink,
Silhouette and cutting file: Easel card, Egg shaped card
Spellbinders Die: Lacy Labels Two
Detail clear and gold embossing powders
3/16" square adhesive foam (Darice)
I used my Silhouette to cut out this card, but you can also cut Vineyard cardstock to measure 5-1/2" x 8 -1/2". Score at 4-1/4" and 6-3/8".
You will adhere only the bottom half of the Ivory layer.
Metal Madness background stamp with Versamark ink. I left the borders uninked. Lay half of the layer over the inked stamp and burnish with your fingers. Then do the opposite side to fill in.
Then I trimmed out the Happy Birthday piece using the die to make my pencil marks for cutting and edged that with Gold Encore metallic ink.
Trim a piece of Ivory cardstock to 4" x 5-1/4", edge with Old Paper distress ink. Stamp May Your Day be Filled With Happiness using onto ivory card stock with Versamark and gold detail embossing powder. Adhere to inside of card.
Adhere label piece beneath sentiment. Apply glue only behind the central portion of the label.
First cut out card base from Vineyard cardstock.
Cut out two scalloped layers from Ivory (1/4" smaller) and Lavender (1/8" smaller) than the card base. One Ivory piece will be used for the inside later.
Edge Ivory card layer with Old Paper distress ink, adhere to card base.
Pam Bray's Fall Collection onto Lavender layer with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.
And here is a close-up of the piece when completed.
visit my blog here to see how I made them. Here are a couple of close-ups of how pretty they look.