Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For The Girls

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies is one for the girls. Our sponsors are Delicious Doodles and A Day For Daisies. Basic rules, please be sure to be a blog follower (so you'll be guaranteed to get our winners posts!), follow the theme and no backlinking. Join in so we can drop by and visit!
I used Mom Hugs by ADFD. These cards were for my Mom and Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day. Such a beautiful and versatile image. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils so they would look like our Mom's and us when we were babies.
The shaped cards easel cards were a creation of mine. I took a scalloped frame and duplicated it twice in my Silhouette program. I overlapped two of them and welded them together. Drew a perforated line between them for the fold line and cut them out. Then I folded one side in half. This acts as my base. The third scalloped frame gets glued to the folded scallop base to act as my card front. I sent some patterned paper through the embosser and then gently rubbed some distress ink over it to make the pattern stand out. I did this only on my second card, learn as you go and all that, so the embossing on my MIL's card stands out way better than on my Mom's. The sentiment frame was also a Silhouette cut file and then I used pop dots to lift it off the page a bit. I also used some half pearls to Mom it up a bit :o) The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and were used at the insistence of my daughters. I thought the cards were done without them but they got the final word and I think they were right!
My lessons learned: you can make any shape into an easel card. Whatever shape you use for your card front is also the right side of your bottom card. You fold that in half and you have your base. Looking forward to trying this with teacups!
 For my Mom.
For my Mother-In-Law
 I would like to share my cards at:
Joanna Sheen Challenge girls, girls, girls, closes May 29,
A Day For Daisies anything goes, closes May 30,
Bugaboo Stamps photo inspiration, closes June 1,
Lady Anne's Challenge easel card, closes June 1,
The Squirrel and the Fox here come the girls, closes June 2,
Lacy Sunshine anything goes, closes June 7,
Addicted to Stamps bingo, lilac, flowers, embossing, closes June 9,
Hobbycutz Challenges flowers/roses, closes June 9,
The Crazy Challenge use a sentiment, closes June 10


Susan Hogan said...

Such a pretty duo of cards - I hope they were suitably impressed! That image is so sweet.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, such a delicate image beautifully coloured
Hugs Txx

Ina G said...

Love the shaped card and beautiful colours and your flowers are gorgeous. Fabulous layout Barb.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful cards Barb, great card shape and a lovely image. Judith xx

Denise said...

Gorgeous! The shape everything just lovely! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck...
Crafty Hugs

Alyx said...

Gorgeous easel. Beautiful colours.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Joanna Sheen challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne Armstrong said...

These are both beautiful cards Barb. I'm sure both mothers will treasure them. Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, so sweet, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes this month. xxx

Kathyk said...

Smashing project and great to see a different shaped card too. Thanks for joining us in our fortnightly challenge over at Hobbycutz


Unknown said...

I am back wearing a different hat :) I love the image and the colours you have used. .Thank you for joining in at Lady Anne's with our easel challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is Gorgeous Barb! I Love Easel Cards. I have always wanted to go to Canada. Thanks for Sharing and for visiting my blog. Happy Day to you. :0)

Min said...

These are just beautiful! Love the shaped easel card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with the Catch The Bug "Photo Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps this week. We hope you'll join us again today for our Anything Goes Challenge this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so pretty. I love the decorative edges.
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Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Barb, so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
Mandy xx

Kim Bell said...

Very nice shaped card. I love my Cameo as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Hobbycutz.


Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous Easel cards! Love the image and shape! TFS

Hello said...

This is such a beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz for our flowers challenge. We hope that you'll join us again next time.
Hugz, Lorraine xx