ID: MC Dec/15 - Circle Easel - ECD Love - Have I Told You Lately card
size: 5"w x 7"h 

Created: December 24, 2015

An Elizabeth Craft Designs "A Way With Words" dies (Love) & (Calligraphic Elements 1) designed by Suzanne Cannon 

And I'm using the Caps alphabet die set from El's available on Elizabeth Craft Designs - "Alphabet 1 Caps"

I mention this technique on a previous card but wanted to mention it again since I used it for this card. BIG GRIN. I came across a neat technique using Glad "Press 'n Seal" Freezer sealable wrap to help adhere bunches of small die cuts... In this case I placed my text block letters onto my card, pressed down a piece of the Press'n Seal, lifted it up and all my letters were temporarily stuck to the freezer wrap. Applied glue to the letters and then pressed it back down on my card front, adjusting any letter that moved a bit. Voila Easy Peasy BIG GRIN

I'm also using the "love you" quote from Quietfire Design  

("Valentine's Day/Love" 8pce set);


I used my EK Success circle scissor to cut my base for the easel in cream toned cardstock, scored and folded it, then cut another circle same size for my front layer. I cut a 3rd circle for added strength behind my front piece.

I dry embossed my front circle using the ECD "Swirly Curves" embossing folder. 

Die cut a bunch of the flourished hearts from white cardstock (keeping the negative pieces). Applied Distress "Barn Door" direct to paper and clear embossed twice. Lay them out on my circle, interlocking the flourish ends, then glued them down. The negative pieces from the heart area, I applied Stickles Ice Crystals using my finger to put a thin layer, then sprinkled ECD "Warm Diamonds" micro fine glitter all over. Pressed down and after a minute or so, brushed lightly with my finger to remove some of the glitter covering the larger flakes from the Stickles glitter. Sorry, you can't really see the effect on the card images, but it's a really pretty effect in real life. Adhered the negative pieces to the hearts. Adhered the circle to the easel card front.

Die cut the "Love" word from copper metallic cardstock (I received a box of Bernard Callebaut chocolate - my favorite - which I demolished... it's such a pretty box... copper on the outside and gold on the inside). I cut slivers, glued to the back of the word to raise it up and then glued it to the card.


On the floor: I used my die cut letters created with Color Burst on 90# watercolor paper, sprinkled with Schminke gold powder and Coarse Kosher salt. Adhered them to the floor using the "Press 'n Seal" method described above.

Stamped the quote on cream toned cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut using ECD "Fitted Frames 1 - Lace Rectangles" set, moving the quote piece in the die to make a smaller die cut. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.

Created eCut files of the AlteNew "Peony Scrolls" stamps, eCut from white cardstock, stamped with Versamark and white embossed, then painted with QoR watercolors. Adhered to card adding a small blue Sari ribbon bow.

Final touch added a row of white pear/red rhinestones.





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