Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sneak Peek - Love & Affection Horizontal Easel Card

Today I have another sneak peek for you.  I've used one of the flower images from Love and Affection and a new set of borders called ... Mixed Borders!

SU, Sneak Peek, new catalogue, Love & Affection, Mixed Borders, Horizontal Easel Card, fun fold
New products: Love & Affection and Mixed Borders

I watercoloured the flower with Smoky Slate and Calypso Coral and punched it out with a circle punch.  I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the centre.

The borders are very cleverly designed with a gap in the strip so that there is a ready made space for a sentiment or embellishment.  My circle was a little larger than the ready-made gap, however, since they are photopolymer stamps, it was really easy to manually line up the borders where I wanted them.  In fact, I'd already adhered the stamped circle before I decided to add the line of dots and it couldn't have been easier to do!  I stamped my borders in Basic Black onto Calypso Coral cardstock.  I added little rhinestone jewels to the centres of the four mini flowers and silver glitter (see below) to the tiny little flowers.

The horizontal easel card is made from Basic Gray and the layers are Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Calypso Coral.

SU, Sneak Peek, new catalogue, Love & Affection, Mixed Borders, Horizontal Easel Card, fun fold
The open horizontal easel card

The support for the easel is Smoky Slate and I kept it simple - just adding a sentiment from Rose Wonder and an image from Love and Affection which I punch out with a circle punch.

To make things a little easier for myself - I stamped the entire floral image in Calypso Coral and then went over the leaves with the fine end of a Basic Gray marker.  I then used the dotted half circle image from Mixed Borders to add a border.  I simply "bent" it to the shape I wanted and stamped several times around the edge - fortuntely, it fit perfectly!

I cut out the sentiment with one of the label dies from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.  I punch a circle from Calypso Coral to layer the stamped circle.   

I wanted to add some sparkle to the centres of the little flowers but discovered that I didn't have any silver Dazzling Details - a terrible oversight!  So I used the Dazzling Details and sprinkled it with silver glitter - problem solved!

The new products that I've pre-viewed here are:
Mixed Borders          141932
Love & Affection       141545

Dimensions for the horizontal easel card
.  Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock to 9" x 6"; scored on the long side at 4 1/2" and 6 3/4"
.  Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock to 6" x 4 1/2" for the front of the card
.  Fold as shown in diagram and adhere the front panel.
The Crafty Thinker, Stephanie Fischer, Fun Fold, Horizontal Easel Card tutorial
Diagram 1 for Horizontal Easel Card

The Crafty Thinker, Stephanie Fischer, Fun Fold, Horizontal Easel Card tutorial
Diagram 2 for Horizontal Easel Card


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'Til next time
Stephanie

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