ID: MC Sept/15 - Side Easel - ECD Friends - Keep Your Faith - Those Who Find HB card
size: 7"w x 5"h (easel closed)

Created: September 20, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) has been licensed to make dies of Suzanne Cannon's (Quietfire Design ) calligraphy. Today's card uses  the "Friends" die. (or available on Quietfire HERE)

The "Bunch of Flowers 4" die set; "Woodland Leaves" die set; "Birdie" die and "Bark" embossing folder and the fabulous cardstock I used for the flowers & leaves (Soft Finish Cardstock) are also by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The rubber stamp quotes and sentiment stamps are by Quietfire Design  

 ("Keep Your Faith..."); ("Those Who Find a...");  ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7 pce set)


Pan Pastels Leaf background

I scored and folded my brown cardstock to create the easel (see back below). Cut another piece of the brown cardstock for my front and covered it edge to edge with a brown on brown polka dotted scrapbook cardstock (Bo Bunny "Chocolate Dot"). Adhered it all to the front.

Inked up the Bark embossing folder with Distress "Ground Espresso", misted with water and ran through my machine. Repeated the process. Then sponged "Tea Dye" all over. Folded the cardstock at the join of the 2 embossings and cut them apart with an x-acto knife, then spliced them together again. Unless you know they were spliced is really hard to see...

Used Spellbinders "Matting Basics "B" 5 x 7 die set to cut out the frame. Adhered to card front.

For the leaves, applied the Pan Pastels to the smooth side of the cardstock. It adhered beautifully... (see pastel background pic above). Die cut the leaves and used a small balled stylus to add veining, then touched areas with more pastels for contrasts. Hit the edges with a Versamark pad and embossed with Queen's Gold.

Stamped the quote with Versafine Toffee and embossed with the gold.


Die cut the bird from the textured side of the white cardstock and also colored with the pastels, adding some black fine tipped marker lines in the wing and beak. Final touch added a very small black rhinestone for the eye.

The flowers were die cut from the textured side and colored with the pastels after die cutting. First with red in the centers and then with yellow on the edges, then tooled both on front and back with a large balled stylus on a foam mat. After adhered the leaves and flowers, adhered the glittered pearl centers adding a dab of Best Ever glue.

Die cut the "Friends" word from the textured side and colored with streaks of various yellows (lightest on top and darker on the bottom). Scored a piece of the BoBunny cardstock to be the same height as the front edge around frame. Adhered the bottom edge of the word to the scored edge. Adhered the fold to the floor to act as the stopper. 



On the easel floor arranged the birthday sentiments on my stamping block and repeatedly stamped using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the quote on a scrap piece of the BoBunny paper using the Toffee and embossing with the gold. Hand cut a scrap piece of the bark background to create the frame and adhered the quote to the back, trimmed down excess. Adhered to floor with 3d foam tape.

Tied a yellow silk bow and adhered to frame with hot glue.

Added some left over leaves.



back of side easel

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