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Friday, June 28, 2019

A quick easel card...

I made this dotted circle die-cut at friend and fellow-crafter Lynette's home a few weeks ago (thank you, Lynette), and have just now gotten it made into a card.

I decided to make a few easel cards, and this is one of them. I cut the flower out of green cardstock for the stem and leaves and then out of pink for the flower head. I used various inks to give it a little definition, and then added some black Nuvo Drops to the center.

The Happy Birthday was stamped onto some of the green cardstock. I had to stamp it several times in my stamp positioner so as to get the solid black background (only the background stamps).

I would have liked to have moved my sentiment up some and maybe to the left a tad, but I had a little boo-boo in the bottom right hand corner that had to be covered. I'm sure you all know how that goes!

Here's my easel card standing up. I just added three enamel dots under my inside sentiment to serve as my stopper.

Sorry for the crooked photos! I was taking them from an odd angle, trying to capture the best light.

And here's a peek at the entire inside panel.

When I send easel cards, I'm always afraid that the recipient will think I forgot to glue part of the top down, so I enclose some simple directions.

I printed a bunch of these out years ago and keep them handy to enclose with my cards. I'm not sure where I found these instructions and illustration--somewhere on the internet, I'm sure--but I need to scan at least one of them so I can duplicate it and make some more. I either didn't save a copy or lost it when I switched computers.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm looking forward to cleaning and loading all our camping supplies into the RV. We'll be leaving soon on a short trip.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Very pretty flower. That circle die cut area gives the flower more definition. Great idea to include instructions for the easel part.

Lynette said...

What a pretty way to use that die-cut, Cheryl - very pretty. Great idea to add the instructions for an easel card, too.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such a great combination of bright summery colors! That "circle" die makes a great background for the flower bloom. I love the idea of including the tip how to display the easel card! Do you mind if I copy yours?

Patti J said...

Cute card, Cheryl, and what a great idea to include to display instructions! Thanks for sharing!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this easel card - what a great die. You do so well with the nuvo drops. and I love how you used them to prop your card up. I have a "file"with the instructions just like yours, did it several years ago and printed them off.