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ID: Easel - Black & White - Happy Birthday card
7"w x 5"h

Created: February 14, 2010

This is my first "easel" card and for those of you who know me, know I hate top fold cards, but doing it as an easel card - well - this will definitely be in my repertoire.

I just received a bunch of Cuttlebug embossing folders, probably not new designs, but definitely new to me, since I've never seen them before. 

The Brickyard pattern (purchased thru Oh My Crafts 4 pce set "Every Day Bundle" #371956), was done on white cardstock, high points brayered with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. For the inside window, I used the small inset piece of the Spellbinder's "Spades" pendant, and cut it 3 times, fitting each cut into the next so the pattern matched. Not as hard as one might think. Trimmed down to size I wanted. This was adhered to:

White cardstock rubber stamped with the Quietfire Design Large Flourish, first stamped using the black stamp pad (quote area masked off) and clear embossing, then using a perfect Medium pad and embossing with Winter Wonderland. Rubber stamped the quote in the nice white masked off area, using the black stamp pad.

I then adhered to the back and tied in a knot in the front, simultaneously, the white gauzy ribbon, which has an iridescent edge on both sides - very pretty, and a narrow black ribbon. I then continued to tie only the black ribbon into a bow. Trimmed the white ribbon. Put a dot of glue under the knot to hold in place. Added the Prima white and black florets and attached with a small rhinestone brad. (the back of the brad has a punched out heart to hide the prongs).

This was then adhere to the front flap of the easel.

Side view


detail of letters

The front portion was cut using my Cricut, weld feature and "Storybook" True Font on heavy weight black cardstock. Added white dots with the Ranger Inkssentials pen on the letters. Scored and folded it below the letters to create the stop point of the easel function. Adhered it to my card and then adhered the polka dot mulberry type paper.

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