I’m pleased to say Hubby finally saw the doctor yesterday! The GP has prescribed antibiotics, and said that if his temparature goes up he has to go back to see him! God bless our wonderful NHS!
When we were back home, I started working on today’s video. The only plan I had was that I was going to make an easel card. Do you remember I recently shared an easel card – with others – when I did the embossing with the Geared up Garage dies recently? A crafter asked me how I made it. I haven’t made a video featuring an easel card for quite a long time. And there’s no time like the present! I used the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP), but you could use the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set instead.
After I had added the butterflies and the sentiment, my card needed some more embellishments. I chose the small flowers in the Tea Together Stamp Set, partly because there’s a set of dies – Tea Time Framelits – to die cut them. I made the Daffodil Delight card as my test card, and decided on two Daffodil Delight flowers and two Grapefruit Grove flowers. Unfortunately the latter were too dark and the yellow flowers looked very bland! I re-did he Grapefruit Grove flowers in Daffodil Delight, and went over all four yellow flowers adding some Grapefruit Grove. I’m really pleased with the results!
Paper piercing is rarely seen nowadays, so I decided to add some to my scalloped oval! This is such a great technique! I loved the paper piercing templates Stampin’ Up! used to sell! In the video, I recommend that you adhere the Whisper White oval to the scalloped oval before you start piercing. This will make sure all the piercings are visible, and in the right place! The sentiment is from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set. I used the Darling Label Punch to punch it out and adhered it to a 1 3/8″ square of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock. As they are both the same size, only the corners can be seen of the underneath layer. There are plenty of areas where greetings can be written on this card. It’s really down to preference. I’ll write under the base of the card so the writing cannot be seen when the card is sitting on the shelf!
One point I do recommend you watch out for! When you die cut the Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper, do make sure you have the design straight! I didn’t, but I wished I had!! It’s not a big mistake and hasn’t ruined the card. I would just have preferred it to be straight! LOL! That’s about it from me today. I haope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and until I’m back with you tomorrow, happy crafting,
Eileen Smeby says
Love the Butterfly Easel card!
Hi, Eileen. I’m glad you enjoyed today’s video, and hope you give it a go! Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Diane Fox says
I’ve seen your work on YouTube. You’re an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
Hi, Diane. Many thanks for your kind words about my videos. I’m really pleased you like them. Happy crafting. JanB. xx
I am going to make them, really love your ideas xx
Hi, Cheryl. I’m so pleased you like my ideas, and love that you’ll be making this project! Enjoy! Happy crafting, JanB.xx
These are gorgeous Jan …. really striking cards x
Many thanks, Teri. I’m really pleased you enjoyed this project. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Candy Rude says
I can’t figure out where you go to get the measurements! I wasn’t able to hear them all. Love you easel cards.
Hi, Candy. Are you watching the video on YouTube? If you are watching on YouTube and you still can’t see the box, are you watching on a phone. The measurements are definitely in the box below the video. If you’re on aphone, try a PC. I hope this helps. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
Donna D. says
You are amazing and so thorough with your descriptions! It is a pleasure to watch your videos! Thanks for
Many thanks for your kind words, Donna. I’m pleased you like my style of tutorials. Happy crafting, JanB. xx
kathy D says
I love this butterfly easel card. I cannot find the written instructions though. Can you please send me a link to the exact place to find it. I have looked and looked. I’m sorry for the inconvience.
Can I please have the measurements for the base of the card. I’m not understanding your video. Thank you
Hi, Maryann. You’ll find all the measurements in the box below the video. xx