Thursday, 14 January 2010

My First Easel card

Presenting my first easel card....ta-daaaa!!!

I have to say I am really happy with this...even though it took an age to make.
Lots of matting and layering...the sentiment is printed on some pearly paper and embossed with silver. There is a little silver embossed flower on the 'stop' but you can't see it in the pic.

I have used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious but forgot to use the optional colours and had chosen these lilac papers. Oooops, too late now.

A sideways view

A closer look

I have made this for grandaughter from her Mum & Dad...the sentiment gives a bit of a clue, lol.
Now it is finished I really don't think it particularly suitable...a bit too grown up for a 14yr old.
My excuse is that I couldn't make up my mind re. a nice image and I'm still not able to print anything new.
If I have time I might do another...I'll see what DD says tomorrow.



Carol said...

It's a beautiful card Irene...all that matting & layering, a true labour of love :)
Happy Birthday to Emily for Saturday, i hope she has a fab day!

Carol x

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful Irene, I am sure Emily will love it. I hope she has a great birthday
Beryl x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is gorgeous Irene. I made my first easel card just before Christmas and have made quite a few since.
Ann x

Mrs Bs Blog said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the matting and layering and the colours you`ve used. Hugs Val xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant easel card Irene loving those colours so much and your flower display I love these style cards but have only made one and that wasn't anywhere near as good as this.

Lorraine x

Rica said...

Wowee Irene this is stunning. A great take on Mina's sketch with this fabulous easel card. Beautiful colours, papers and gorgeous embellishments.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx