Paper Romance has another challenge this week. It is to make an easel card. I decided to do one using a Magnolia image that I received in an image swap. I simply love Magnolias, but I don't own any of my own, yet.
Here is my entry:
I started with a 5.5" x 5.5" card base. I cut my black background at 5" x 5". I scored my card at 1" diagonal sections to form diamonds using my ScorPal. Next, I cut a 2" strip of white cardstock, and I punched the edge using my Martha Stewart (MS) border punch. I cut a 1" strip of patterned paper. I used ScorTape to join the two pieces, and then again used score tape to wrap the 3/8" white Offray grossgrain ribbon around the seam. I the attached this section to my card using foam tape. I wrapped a 1/2" piece of white Offray grossgrain ribbon just below half way on the card and tied a bow. I adhered it in place using ScorTape and a Glue Dot for the knot of the bow. I added the heart button using a Glue Dot.
For my Magnolia image, I colored her with my Copic Markers, and then added Glossy Accents to make her shoes sparkle. I added yellow and brown Flower Soft to the center of the sunflower using the Flower Soft Glue. I mixed the two colors before adding them to the flower. After the Glossy Accents and Flower Soft glue dried, I cut out my image using my Cutter Bee scissors. They are just the best for precision cutting. I added her to the card using two layers of foam tape.
I stamped my sentiment on my white cardstock using Colorbox Chalk ink in Charcoal. I cut out the sentiment strip and then mounted in on solid and patterned cardstock. I added the sentiment to the card using foam tape.
I punched out the butterflies with my MS punch using scrap glitter papers I had in my stash. I added MS pearls to the centers, and the attached the butterflies to my card using my Glue Dots. I added MS pearls to the diamond points that were visible.
For the inside I cut a 5" x 5" square of patterned paper. I added a border strip using my same MS border punch on a 2.5" piece of white cardstock. I adhered it to the patterned paper, and then wrapped the seam with my 3/8" white Offray ribbon. I added two butterflies done with scraps of cardstock and the MS pearls.
I stamped my inside sentiment on a 2.25 inch scalloped oval that I cut using my From the Kitchen Cricut Cartridge. The oval is a component of the sheep image. I stamped my sentiment and butterfly on using Colorbox Charcoal Chalk ink. I accented the butterfly using my Copic markers, and some MS pearls. I adhered that to my card using foam tape.
I hope this card will bring a smile to the face of a friend at a difficult time. Let me know what you think~