Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A Christmas Twisted Easel Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

We have arrived in the middle of the week so we are getting closer to the weekend. I can't believe that it will be October tomorrow. Doesn't the time dash by?

This card was the result of me playing with some stamps and it not working out quite how I thought it would.

I actually started out with a completely different idea when I started this card. I took two 6" x 6" kraft card blanks, I cut one in half to make the topper and the other I scored one side on the diagonal to create the twisted easel. I cut two black mats and two white stamping card mats.  On the white mats I stamped a few of the the snowflake stamps that I have with Perfect Medium and then heat embossing them with a clear sparkly powder. Then I used three shades of distress ink to ink over the page. This is as far as my plan went and I left it for a day. The dies I wanted to use with it originally didn't work with the background I had created but it was too pretty not to use. If I am struggling with a project I will put it to one side and come back to it the next day with fresh eyes.  

So I came back to the card the next day and I decided that I would use my Sue Wilson dies again but this time the whole deer family not just mum and baby. I cut three of the Winter trees in white and embossed them I did add some glitter as well. Then I cut all of the deer I  embossed them and I added some black card to the back to hide the filigree detail. I am enjoying silhouettes a lot this year. 

The Merry Christmas was cut with A Signature die by Joanna Sheen. Once it was cut I covered it with Perfect Medium and I heat embossed it with the clear sparkly powder. I haven't done this to a die before but I think I will be doing it again. The stopper was made with the tag from the Sue Wilson die set Snowflake border, corner, tag. 

I was pleased with the way this card turned out. I think it looks very icy. I don't often make easel cards since I found my uncle displaying one on its side. I will have to make sure that this one goes to a crafter so that they know what to do with it. 

I hope that you enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. Hi Jackie, I love this card, great backing design and the deer family works very well with the design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Loving this, the die cuts look fab, looks like we've got the same label die as your stopper. Hugs Helen xx

  3. Hi Jackie,
    what a wonderful easel card.
    Love the twisted design, and your great use of paper, and dies.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. A gorgeous Xmas card Jackie, I love twisted easel cards.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  5. Gorgeous papers and card design. Loving the scene you created on this fabulous card.
    Linda xxx

  6. I love it. Those deer, the trees, the stamping - just beautiful I love your comment about your uncle displaying the card on its side. I had a relative do the same. I now put instructions on the back - Debbie Moore has a sheet of labels explaining what to do

  7. Fabulous and festive Jackie.

  8. Hello Jackie, Wow what a stunning Christmas card, Love the trees and gorgeous stamps and snowflakes.

    Jade xx

  9. Gorgeous card design Jackie, beautiful stamped background and lovely deer silhouette with these trees,.
    Hugs Pam x

  10. A really pretty card Jackie. The mix of dies and stamps is lovely xx

  11. I love this, beautiful design and lovely deer silhouettes.

  12. Fabulous card the reindeer die set, think they will be my next buy!!
    Hugs Donna xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  13. Wonderful I think this is just fabulous the design and Christmas scene are a delight love and hugs Carole x

  14. Not sure how you expected it to turn out but it sure looks wonderful to me :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Oh this is just gorgeous Jackie, love the shape, colours and all detail, a fabulous winter scene, hugs xxx

  16. A really lovely card, so much detail to see

  17. Jackie, it's beautiful! I love it and makes me want to create a twisted easel, which is one of my favorite card styles.
    Em AKA Creative Em

  18. Love the glitter and sparkle and I love the way those white trees turned out.

  19. Beautiful Christmas card Jackie, I love all the elements you have used as well, it makes the card so special.

    Hugs xxx

  20. Hi Jackie this is gorgeous - what a happy accident xxxx


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