Saturday 12 March 2016

Stamp Ink Paper 38

Friday night and I've kicked off the weekend with a card I've been thinking about for a few days. It uses the colour challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of an experiment with making a circular easel card. I learned a few things along the way and decided I'd like to have another go. So here it is:

'Sending Wishes Your Way' lets this card be used for a few occasions. I've used a lot of sponging in this card to add depth and the appearance of texture. Timeless Textures stamps came in useful to give a subtle pattern to the pink scallops and the Sahara Sand circle on the base. I did find it hard to limit myself to the three colours - I really wanted to add another!

Update: I was asked if I'd share how I made the easel card. It is way easier than it looks and is no harder than a rectangular easel. 

 1. Fold a piece of card in half. Cut both layers with a framelit but leaving some of the fold uncut.

2. Unfold the base. Score a line about half-way across one of the circles. This is the base of the card.

3. Cut out a single layer of the same shape as the base. This will be your decorated front panel.
     Fold along the score line of the base piece.

4. The single layer piece should be attached to the base piece once it is decorated. The card design        will need to have some sort of raised piece where the bone folder is in the picture to hold the easel  up.

Update: Delighted to have this card picked as a Weekly Winner at Stamp Ink Paper
Card: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Hardwood, Timeless Textures, Butterfly Basics
Inks: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black
Other: Circle thinlits, Botanical Builders thinlits, sponges, dimensionals, 1/4" circle punch, candy dot


  1. Jan, this is just absolutely Stunningly beautiful! Love the circular easel style. The tone on tone with the Timeless Textures adds such depth and the sentiment is just perfect with that Hardwood background. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  2. Wow Jan!! Gorgeous card! I love the sets you used and all the sponging. And that background is perfect! Can you share the instructions for your easel card? I would love to give this a try. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

    1. Thanks Gingin. I'll work on some instructions and add them in later.

    2. I've added in some basic instructions. Hope this helps.

  3. Oooh, I love Easel Cards.... your's is gorgeous Jan, especially combined with Botanicals. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx