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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

24 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  7. Fabulous and festive Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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

    Jade xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Em AKA Creative Em

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

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

    Hugs xxx

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

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