Friday, 19 October 2012

Just Because... Easel Card

Birthday and Christmas cards are lovely, but sometimes you want to send a card "just because". The colour scheme for this one is a bit unusual for me so I hope you like it.

"Just Because... Easel Card"

The papers and chipboards are from one of those magazine free gifts, and I coloured the little wooden shapes, diecut flowers and paper edges with distress inks to match. A small chipboard with a wooden shape mounted on top makes an ideal stopper for the top part of the card to rest on.


I used crimson archival to stamp the sentiment onto a diecut label and embossed in clear. This was matted onto a second label which was actually cut to the same size, but cut in half horizontally and split apart before gluing to make a shadow effect. This is a trick I learnt from Sue Wilson - if you haven't checked out her blog then be sure and do so some time (but please leave me a comment before you go! :-)

"Cherry Blossom"

I can't get enough of my new Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die, it adds a great oriental feel! The branches are diecut from the same red card used for the base, the flowers from white card sponged with distress inks and tiny pale pink gems added to the centres. The larger flowers on the base of the card are diecut and layered from similarly coloured card.

Spellbinders: Cherry Blossom, Carnation Creations, Labels 20
Justrite stamp set: Large Fancy Sentiments
Prima Botanicals paper & chipboards from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
cardstock: red 300gsm, white 160gsm
distress inks
pale pink gems
wooden embellishments from Kars

Entered for the following challenge:
JustRite Inspiration - Flower Power


  1. Gorgeous card Maddy. I love the colour scheme and the beautiful detailing

    Hugs Sue

  2. I have to agree with Sue, this is a gorgeous card. Those Cherry Blossoms are just stunning.

  3. A beautiful Easel card, great colors.

  4. A really lovely card. Love the colours and the cherry blossoms. Like the way you have done the shadow effect.

  5. Gorgeous card, I too love those cherry blossoms and the Sue Wilson idea.
    Anne x

  6. Beautiful easel lovely colours and great sentiment
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Beautiful card and I too love the colors. A very nice just because card.

  8. This is beautiful. I love the colors, the lace, and the oriental look of the card. It's really elegant!


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