Thursday, 14 February 2013

Easel Valentines Day Card

Hi again!

My Partner and I swapped Valentines cards this morning so I can finally share with you the card I made for him this year!

I started out by creating my card base. I used a white 13.5cm square folded card and made a panel from white cardstock that was exactly the same size. I then folded one half of the card base inward to the central fold. I adhered my panel onto the bottom of the side I folded to create the card front.
Next I stamped my Lil' Inkers 2 Cute Ink Hamster Cupid onto Copic Xpress it blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured it in using Copic Markers and a Sakura Clear Star pen for the wings. I die cut the image out using a Spellbinders Label 18 die. I then die cut a larger dark pink cardstock layer using the next size up Label 18 die. I matted the two die cuts together to form my focal image. I added some light pink rhinestones around the dark pink layer to give it some sparkle.
For my sentiment I die cut a Spellbinders Labels Trio die from white card stock and stamped a greeting from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sweethearts set using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I then cut a piece of stripy patterned paper a little smaller than my card front. I adhered the sentiment die cut to the patterned paper and added some heart shaped buttons either side with twine threaded through them. I wrapped the loose ends of the twine around the back of the paper and secured them with a small amount of masking tape. I then adhered the whole panel onto the card front using my Tombow Mono Adhesive tape runner. To finish the card front I adhered my focal image to the card using foam dimentionals.
For my stopper on the inside I cut a strip of the dark pink cardstock and matted it with a smaller piece of white cardstock. I then stamped another greeting from Waltzing Mouse Sweethearts stamp set onto it using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I adhered the strip inside the card at the bottom using foam dimentionals.

I am really pleased with how my first attempt at an easel card turned out! Definitely something I want to do again in the future! Luke liked it and thought it was cool which made me really happy.

I am going to enter this card into Cardz TV Make a Valentine card with a critter Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Please feel free to leave me a comment, they are all very much appreciated!

Until next time,
Lucy x

Supplies: Lil' Inkers 2 Cute Ink Hamster Cupid, Waltzing Mouse Sweethearts stamp set, Spellbinders Label 18, Spellbinders Labels Trio, Copic Markers, Copic Xpress it blending card, Papermania Capsule Collection Double Sided Heavyweight Paper pack, Papermania Colossal Collection Paper, Button, Divine Twine, Rhinestones, Sakura Clear Star Pen