Have I heard you saying "Back so quick?!" Yes, this will be my second post of the month and it is only the 4th!! I am trying to keep up with my new year resolution - update blog more often! Hee hee!
First I'd like to say "Happy Birthday" to my crafty pal Erin. Hope you have a great day. Enjoy and be happy! I made this card for her.
It's an easel card which uses a new card folding technique I have learnt. There are a lot of step by step video tutorials on YouTube. Just search by easel card or making an easel card, you will find clear instructions on how to make one. It is just a simple fold but I love the fact that your card is free standing and can be displayed easily. So no more excuses for putting hand made cards in the drawer. I think they deserve to be displayed! Here is a picture from the side.
And here is a closer look at the main card front.
The main stamped image is from Wild Rose Studio. It has been decoupaged to give the 3D effect. I used seed beads and wire to create the birthday cake which replaces the original 3 tiers birthday cake image on the stamp. I think my beaded birthday cake has added some texture to the card and I love it! Of course, the card cannot be completed without adding some glitter and gems to make it shine.
I punched both sides of the paper and attached it to the inside or base of the card. I added a monthly calendar and circled my friend's birthday. (I know, I know I had to start from February. But we still have 11 months to go through for the year!! ) This calendar not only acts as a stopper for the easel card but also provides functionality for the card. Then two little gems have been added to each side of the calendar. These should prevent the front of the card from slipping down after most of the calender sheets have been taken off.
I hope you like the card as I am quite impressed with it. Thanks for reading.
STAMPS: Wild Rose Studio- Girl with Cake.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
PAPER: Purple pattern paper inside the card is from Daisy & Dandelion (docrafts)- Picnic Patch A5 Paper Collection. Rest of the papers/ cards are from my own stash.
DIE CUT: Swirl, Decorative #2 die from Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK- Decorative Swirls Set 656323.
Others: Copic markers, paper punch, seeded beads, wire, gems, clear glitter glue and pink liquid pearls have also been used.