Friday, November 18, 2011

Spice Cake Scalloped Circle Easel Card

Happy Friday Stampers!!
It's a beautiful day here in NOVA - if you don't go outside! was a chilly 28 degrees when we got up this morning. Not sure I'm ready for winter yet. HA!

But, I'm so grateful for the sunshine. I'm really a sunny day kind of person - it lifts me up like nothing else and I love to find the sunny spot in the house and just sit and be a turtle. (That's what Mark calls it anyway!)
So today, there's lots of excitement around here - my friend, and upline, Jan Wakeland is coming to visit and we are hosting a special event for some Special Achievers on my team here in the studio. Stamping, eating and fun will be the order of the evening!
Then tomorrow, Jan is holding her first ever meeting for Virginia demos in the RemARKable Stampers group right here in Manassas! Can't wait to see so many of my good stampin' friends.

The card I'm sharing today is one that I designed for my card classes this month - see what you missed by not coming to stamp with me?! HA!
Maybe next month, ok?
Anyway, this entire card was cut out with the Big Shot - yep, it's true! Here, take a look:

I used the gorgeous Spice Cake Designer paper for an entirely NON-Fall look. The Pear Pizzazz paper has this beautiful paisley and flower design on it and was so feminine looking, I went with a more sweet, delicate look. Monochromatic color schemes always make me smile, not only because it's easy to match, but they look so elegant as well. So here it's all Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.
The card is an easel style cut with the Scalloped Circle Die. The Designer paper layer is cut with the 3 1/2" Circle Die, the banner is a strip of cardstock embossed with the Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder and sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.
I cut the oval shape with the Ovals Die then stamped my greeting on it with the Perfectly Penned Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz as well.

Here's a side view:

You can see that I added a border of Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the Designer paper circle by running my 2 Way Glue Pen around the edge then dipping the whole thing in glitter - yes, it did end up on my face, but that's half the fun of glitter!

All the edges were sponged with more Pear Pizzazz ink and I added a few Basic Pearls to accent the greeting. For a final touch, I used my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to add a hole in each scallop on the top layer - I love the look this gives!
All the pieces were assembled with Tombow Adhesive and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to lift up the greeting.
If you're not sure how to do an easel card, feel free to comment and I'll answer back on Monday. They've become pretty popular so I'm guessing that most of you experienced stampers have the basic idea by now.

Stampin' Up! has a Big Shot design contest going on right now, so maybe I'll enter this card in the contest - what do you think? Would you vote for it?

Here's a few products I used for today's card:
#122892 - Perfectly Penned Stamp set (clear Mount) - $12.95

#124003 - Spice Cake Designer Paper - $10.95 (12 sheet pack)

Remember, you can order from my Online Stampin' Store anytime for these and ALL SU! products. My new Rewards Program starts in December, but I'm including all November Online orders to give you a head start as you shop for the holidays!

And Don't Forget - Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Sale begins on Monday, November 21st at 2:01 est. Check this post here for the details. You won't want to miss it!

Have a fun, sunny, happy stampin' day!

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1 comment:

  1. what a lovely card! i would love to know how to make this card, please.


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