Saturday, 23 November 2013

Birthday Easel Card

Hello everyone.  A warm welcome to  my blog ... so pleased you are here.
Hope you are having a great day and that the weather wherever you are is exactly how you like it!!
I'm sharing an Easel Card with you today.   It is my daughter-in-law Kerry-Jean Watson's birthday today and this is the card I've made for her.  Actually it's a bit like taking coal to Newcastle, making cards for Kerry-Jean, simply because she makes cards as well, and really gorgeous ones too.   You can check out her blog HERE.
The base is black cardstock and the papers are a 12 x 12 sheet from Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings and another 12 x 12 from their These Days Collection.
The base paper on the front was cut on the diagonal and border punched with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Punch.
Here is how it looks standing up.
I needed an embellishment in the top left corner of the card as it looked a little empty when closed.  Tried a lot of different things but nothing was quite right.  I'm sure you all know how that goes, right?  It's a pain!!  You sort of know what you want but nothing works, until I paid a visit to Heather Jacob's Blog and, surprise! surprise!, found just what I was looking for.   On her last layout, at the top of the page,  she used a lovely little tag and button and voila!! that little light went on in my brain ...  just what I want for this card!  Her tag is prettier than mine but I'm really happy with this,  it was perfect!  Thank you again Heather, I always know where to go for inspiration.  You can check out Heather's blog HERE.
The gorgeous acetate butterfly is from Designs-Galore which can be purchased at Meg's   You should check out the store, lots of yummy goodies to be found there.  HERE is the link.
The chipboard gate is from Twiddleybits and has been coloured with Versa Color Lapislazuli and Kaisercraft Red Gum.  The small rose is also from Kaisercraft but I'm not sure where the bud is from,  that has been in my stash for a while.  The leaves were cut with my Silhouette Portrait and inked with Versa Color Emerald Green.
The large flowers are from Prima  and I've just added some netting, some stamens and a couple of wire twists to the cluster.
The inside was covered with the same papers.  The greeting and the sentiment were printed on  my computer and then the shapes cut out around them.   I edged the Happy Birthday tag with Adirondack's Gold Acrylic Paint dabber  but I used a brush to apply it.
The wooden flourish is Kaisercraft's Fancy Border and it's been coloured with Versa Color Lapislazuli and Bronze and also Kaisercraft's Red Gum.
You know, the best part about making your own cards is the look on people's faces when they first see what you've made for them.  I'm really happy that Kerry-Jean was pleased with this one.

Thank you so much for visiting, I do hope to see you back again.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Wow Marg!! This card is absolutely stunning!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. Divine!!!! Love the you are an artist!!! Kisses

  3. This is totally gorgeous Margie! I love easel card and this is a real beauty! I adore your flower cluster with the twisted wire, looks fabulous and the diagonal edge on the front is such a cool idea! Bet your daughter in law loved if, even if she makes cards herself.... I am going to check her blog out now and have a great Sunday!

  4. OMG this is drop dead gorgeous x beyond magnificent x

  5. Wow, this is a stunner, Margaret!! Love everything about it...but mostly your amazing cluster of flowers & leaves that is tied in with the fence panel. Truly beautiful work!

  6. such amazing card, love all the details :)

  7. WOW Margie, your card is stunning, it looks like looking into a beautiful garden.. and as a card maker I am sure your DIL will appreciate all the love you have put into this card too!!

  8. So love my birthday card. it currently has pride of place next to my computer monitor. :D Thanks Margaret

  9. Just stunning Margie. Such a lot of love and effort goes into your cards... I am sure anyone would be overjoyed to get one of them

  10. What a fabulous mini masterpiece!!! Totally beautiful!!!!

  11. Absolutely Stunning Marg!! Love the wooden flourish and the way you put squiggles on your leaves. Thanks for your kind comments too. Karen.x

  12. As always, true perfection Margaret. Your attention to detail is amazing. Love everything about this card. Just gorgeous. Cheers Di xo


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