Thursday 17 May 2012

Birthday Easel

Hey guys,
Back with another post.. I have been having a great time crafting lately.. The ideas are plenty and thankfully being able to execute them as I want to.. :).. The feeling is totally euphoric.. I used to get really annoyed when my ideas wouldn't translate onto paper..

I made a scallop circle easel card.. Have seen everyone around me try it and I was skeptical trying it out because- well I don't have a die-cutting machine and I would have had to hand-cut it and that was preventing me from trying it out.. Yesterday I let go all my inhibitions.. Took out my trusted scissors and got on with the job.. :)

This is what I came up with.. :D

I should have taken a closer shot of the card standing.. Nonetheless.. This should suffice for the moment.. it's a green card.. I have a penchant for unusual color mood swings.. I scare my own self when it comes to my color choices.. Vintage has been on my mind lately but I am not a vintagy person so I am not letting it take over my brain.. :D

A few more shots of the card... The first of it lying flat.. :)

Now a close-up of the image..

A close up of the simple sentiment... :)

Here it is.. A sweet, simple and must say a small and compact card.. I used to wonder at the size of the circle easel cards when I saw them being made by others... After making one for myself I realized it's really small and compact.. There is not much room to go over board with your embellishment.. I like more room to go about doing my embellishing and this was a real test for me as I was left with no space at all after I placed the digi.. :).. But super fun card to make.. :)

beige Card stock locally purchased, Brustro for stamping the sentiment and layered on a Fabriano orange cardstock scrap
PPs=> RAK from Tejal.
Digi=> The paper shelter
Brown gem stones from stash
Pie Lane butterflies
Sentiment=> Fiskars make a wish purchased from Imaginations online
Ink=> Memento Lady Bug purchased from imaginations online.
Coloring medium=> Staedler water color pencils
The scallop circle shape has been traced and hand cut, hence not completely perfect!

Entering this for the following challenges=>
BGC#9=> Shaped cards plus birthday
The paper shelter=> Birthday card with sentiment
Crafty sentiments design=> BINGO ( Patterned paper, colored image, punches/die cuts)
Sassy cheryl's digi stamps challenge=> anything but square
Joanna Sheen challenge=> Happy Birthday

That's all folks.. Catch you guys soon with another post.. Your comments are highly valuable.. Please do let me know what you think of my work.. :D



Miradormakings said...

What a lovely card and that image is adorable, well done on making the shape without a die cutting machine.

Joan x

Esther said...

OMG! Cute! What a fun image :)

Jac’s Playground said...

Fab card, good on you for doing it without a machine I'm hopeless! Lol super image coloured brilliantly, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Benzi said...

I don't think I could do what you did without a machine. I am not that great at cutting with scissors. You made a really cute card and you are to be commended for taking it on. Good for you!!!

PJ said...

thats adorable !!
Y say u dont have a diecutting machine ???? well with that kinda scissor work ... are u sure u need one ??? Hats off to u ! Thanks for playing with us over @ BGC! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Khush the green looks awesome and yeah your scallops rock!!

Erum Tasneem said...

it is absolutely adorable and to know that the scallops are hand cut, i love it even more!

Shruti said...

Khush!! You liar! I bet uv got a die cut machine!! There is no way one can cut such perfect scallops otherwise!! o.O Its too perfect to believe its handcut!! :O

pinky said...

what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

jkreucher said...

Easel cards are so much fun to make! what a fantastic card! love your fun colors and great coloring!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl - don't be square - challenge this week!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

wow Khush..... beautiful card.....

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is super darling. . . .I just love these easel cards. Beautifully done and thanks for the close-ups. Really showcases your gorgeous card.
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Anything but Square challenge this week.

Rosietoes said...

Lovely card - I'm a colour person too so I love experimenting with it. :) Great image and super shape. Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

Edna x :)

chillin with Quillin said...

really cute card, love the coloring !!!!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, love your image and colours,can't believe you cut it all by hand, well done, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

JACKIE M said...

Great card and cutting, not sure I would have managed such a neat job!

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Nirupama said...

thanks for playing along at Beyond Grey. Love all the cutting you did, the easel idea is so cute!

Nirupama said...

thanks for playing along at Beyond Grey. Love all the cutting you did, the easel idea is so cute!

Ruchita said...

Very lovely card!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments
Love Jan

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Sujana Sarath said...

Very cute card!!

Melissa_Melz said...

lovely and bright card :) thanks for joining us at BGC..

lavina agarwal said...

beautiful card dear..glad to follow you