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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Double Twisted Easel Card

Hello mates,

What's happening.. You guys been to garba for Navratri.. I went for dandiyas in Delhi.. It was super fun... After coming back from Delhi, I realized my heart is not in crafting... I keep thinking about my niece all day long waiting for her to come back...So to get my mojo kicking I arranged all my craft stuff (AGAIN.. it was already neat, I scattered it and re-did it all over again).. And Voila, the brain started functioning A BIT... *wink*

I have made a few easel cards before, the simple ones and I wanted to try something more complicated, so I gave a try to the twisted easel card hoping it would be complicated, but it really is not.. It's very simple nd is all about correct measurements and  balance..So I searched and saw some lovely samples of twisted easel cards and made my own...Quite a bit of firsts in this card for me.. Will list them later

WARNING: Picture Heavy post

So here goes my take on the twisted easel card...



Ok, you have to excuse me for the bad pictures.. The light was dwindling and the weather is not helpful for photographs... And this needs to be posted ASAP.... So this is my take on the double twisted easel card.. I'll give you close ups of all the elements and then prattle about the card...

The left panel...



The right panel:



The tags.. They are just cut in shapes and punched and an eyelet is studded into them.. No mean feat.. just for writing sentimental ramblings...


The centre sentiment.. :D



That was one heck of a post with lots of pictures... LOL... Anyways.. let's dissect this card...

The base is a 10*10 beige card stock bought locally ( I know that's like HUGE).. The panels are 5*5 squares of the same colored card stock.. On the panels I have used a double-sided PP which was a RAK on my birthday from Ash.. The base PP was a birthday RAK from Shruti. The image is a coloring page from Sarah Kay I found on Google... The die cuts have been traced and hand cut and done some faux stitching around both the die cuts... The ribbon is from my stash and so are the mulberry roses ( using them for the first time.. Yipppeeee).. The tags are of all basic shapes made from scraps left from the cards I keep making.. Did faux stitching on them and the pink ribbon is from my stash.. Blinged it up using some Pie Lane butterflies.. On the pocket panel are PTI butterflies, traced and cut on scraps of PPs left with me... blinged up the butterfly using Pie Lane chunky glitter.. The black stones are from my stash.. The center sentiment is borrowed from a friend.. Used an Ek Success border punch in black for the centre.. Some more Pie Lane butterflies and faux stitching and touched up with Pie Lane buttons... :-).. The eyelets are bought from a local shop!

There you have it.. All the ingredients for a card which took me a whole load of time.. Almost 6 hours.. :-|... The longest I have ever taken to complete one card...

Anyways am entering this card for the following challenges:-
ICRC11=> Easel card+ use basic shapes (squares, circles, rectangles and triangles)
Allsorts=> 5 flowers
Creative Card Crew=> Easel cards
Paper and such design=> Recipe ( ribbon, designer paper, 2 buttons)
OSAAT=> use a digi

That's all folks.. Your comments are highly valuable for me... Have a great week...

Hugs,
Khush

28 comments:

Shruti said...

Your heart isn't in crafting yet you churn out such a FANTABULOUS number?!!!! Like.. WOWWW!!!

Tejal said...

This is surely the WOW!!! super super amazing stuff...I love the color co-ordination....the tags..and wow!! those sentiments, butterflies, blings, flowers!! and that coloring!! you Rocked this card girlie!!!
You should clean your craft room more often I think!! :D
Thanks for a fabulous entry to ICR challenge!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hey Khush if you love arranging your craft supplies do drop in to my home and help me-- my materials stay neat just for a day after I arrange them! And I am forever " not knowing" where something is.. What a fab easel and I love the pocket you made with the tags-- such a gorgeous one and I love love the pink!

Indira Tanwar said...

Khush I m loving this card. It's come out really well. Clever use of tags with shapes. I m still in planning phase for ICRC11 :)

chillin with Quillin said...

Awsome card, love the coloring and colors, all the details are great, love it!!!
Paula

Priyadarshini Deshpande said...

This is Wow..Awesome..fab..cute..everything! Super duper LOVED it :)

Ujjwal said...

Oh my God! This is so super awesome! Love it girl! You finished this in 6 hours? I would have taken 2 days or more to even think about what I want to put on it. And then you did it when your heart was not in there? I wonder what you would have done if you were in full form ..LOL

This is one of my favorite's of your work :) keep them coming sweetie :)

Hussena said...

this is like super gorgeous ,just love your card ,u have put so much details and those 6 hours are totally worth it if something this beautiful is what you come up with ....really amazing!!!

snehal watwe welde said...

I personally feel this is your best till date.I love the photography too and the shapes of tags all with eyelets are awesome.Love the iage and your colouring too.^ hours? but all worth the effort .You nailed it Khush....Brilliant work.well done

Priya said...

Khushboo!!! Its awesome... Lovely double easel card! Like all the colors u have put into... and the photography is too good...
Well done!

Mummylade said...

What a gorgeous creation, the tags are brilliant. Thank you so much for entering my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Shalini said...

gorgeous card Khushboo... i am still trying to figure out how u did the double easel thingy... super idea and i love how you split the left for the image and the right for the messages... luks like 2 frames on a table top... awesummm.... super neat coloring and dat image totally rocks... and yup, dats my fave of all your creations till date too... like the fact dat u combined all the 'basic shapes' in the form of tags... super!!! love the sentiment too...

and one thing that specially stands out is the picture quality... perfect!!! perfect lighting too!!!

way to go girl... what an absolutely amazing entry for the ICR challenge!!! u completely nailed it girl...

Benzi said...

Oh, this is great! I just saw the double twisted easel that Dr. Sonia made. Good job from both of you. I have only made the more simple easel cards. Six hours??? Long time but I'm sure worth it.

Margaret said...

Wow! It took no mojo to make this card? With no mojo the best I can manage is to fold my card base!!!
Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Esther said...

Wow, super, super card!
the image is adorable and you did a fab job coloring!
I love the tags you have tucked in the one side!!
Fabulous!!!!

kavitha said...

This is so lovely khush,worth all the effort!!

JenMarie said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such!

Marjo said...

Love all the tags, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely , I am impressed with this one. very neat.

Spardha said...

Fabbie card!.. Pretty in PINK! :D :D
LOVE the cutie butterfly stickers too! :D

yyam said...

How cool! Love the pinks and those fun tags! :)

Nicola said...

Stunning double twisted easel, your attention to detail is wonderful, there's so much to see!
Thanks for using 5 flowers for us over at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!
Love Nicola xxx

Annette said...

Wow this is so amazing...love all the detail...great job

Jovi said...

this is lovely .... all the colours and the placement.... u make it sound easy but I know it would have been a task to put together....

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

o.k. now its a great one from u !!astounding !!

Merlyn said...

Pretty pink card :) Love it to the core :)

ManuK said...

Khush, I am truly impressed! And I dare to say this is the most beautiful card you've made so far! It's very neat and the colors go so well together, those 6 hours were well spent! Congratulations!

Hugs,
Manu

Karuna said...

OMG!!! am loving all there awesomeness u have been coming up with!!!