Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artisan Award Entry: An Easel Card with Window

Of my 5 card entries for this year's Artisan Award entry, 3 were standard fold and size cards, one was a round card and this one was a special fold called an Easel Card.  This is a really neat style of fold that I've rarely done.  In fact this may only be the second time.  I usually only send them to someone I can later call and tell them how to stand it up because I would guess most non-card makers would not notice it can stand all on it's own. 

The card base on this one is vellum- designed that way so light comes through the window when it is set up.  This one involved a bit of planning ahead especially the branch stamped on the vellum so that it is seen through the window.  

To complete the scene I made some faux picture frames for the wall using the small oval punch.  To emboss the frame I just layed them on my paper piercing mat and drew an oval frame with a pencil, going over it multiple times to make the impression.  Then sponged the edges for an antiqued look.  The chair rail is made with the crimper and the wallpaper is the Everyday Enchantment DSP that was a Sale-a-Bration freebie.  My bird cage was stamped on vellum then "fussy cut" so that it is also transluscent. 
Here is a picture of the inside.  I had a rug in mind when adding the striped piece that, of course, matches the wallpaper.  :)  Itty Bitty punched flowers with tiny basic pearls complete the details. 

So that's it.  Let me know what you think about my most detailed and involved card for the Artisan Award entries.  There's a good chance I won't be making another of this one.  Thank you for visiting! 


SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Aviary, Something Sweet
Colors:  Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Naturals Ivory, Vellum, Old Olive
Accessories:  3/4" square punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Boho Blossom punch, scallop border punch, small oval punch, scoring blade, crimper, basic pearls


  1. Kristen, What a pretty window card. Love the extra touch of the windows.

  2. Kristin, That card is amazing! Thanks for explaining how you embossed the little bird frames. What a unique idea.

  3. love love it very cute TFS!

  4. This is just gorgeous! I love all the details!

  5. Love the scene you created for your easel card! One of the favorite cards I submitted was an easel card too.

  6. I absolutely love this card! Very cool!

  7. This is SO clever and cute! Seriously...AMAZING! Love it!!!

  8. Hi Kristin,
    Can I just say how totally BLOWN AWAY I am by your projects! Your pages are all amazing (I especially LOVE the one by that title).
    This card knocks it out of the park! So pretty, innovative and each detail is perfect.
    The jewelry is fabulous and I love the life story that goes with it. Great idea to use the Filligree brad.
    Your works are masterpieces and you can be so proud of each one!


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