Tuesday 26 August 2014

Turtle Dove Easel Fold Card

For the Christmas Season we probably send the most cards of the year so I'm always looking for ways to make cards that are as not going to cost a fortune in the post. An easel card is a great way to achieve dimension but to fold flat to go in an envelope.
I carefully stamped the pear tree from Turtle Doves with brown ink and
the star was inked with orange.
The tree was coloured with Coloursoft pencils.
 I trimmed and matted with red and cream to make a topper for the card.
 A strip of card was stamped with red Doves to make a border. I used a piece of A4 card, scored it in half and placed the topper on to see where I was to cut down from the centre fold to the next score lines. The sentiment from Christmas Magic Clear stamps was stamped onto cream, matted onto red and fixed to the inside fold. The border was attached then the tree topper and a couple of gems to finish.
The Honeysuckle is one of my favourite flowers
and couldn't resist colouring this one with oranges and the purples.
Many thanks for stopping by

1 comment:

Paula (PEP) said...

A lovely elegant Christmas card which is practical too - I love the clean lines of the border strip you created & the way you used birds facing in both directions. The double matting of image panel is so effective & really makes me think of candy canes.
As for the Honeysuckle - a really gorgeous colour combination & I particularly like your detailed corners which echo the honeysuckle's tendrils as well as the shape of butterflies' antennae.
Paula (PEP)