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23 October, 2013

Double easel

Hi everyone,

Before we get to the card I'm sharing today, I must tell you something about yesterday's post announcing that Deb has joined me as Marketing Director. It was one of, if not the shortest post I've written for this blog, yet it has been seen by the biggest audience. Last night, within six hours of it being posted, it had had an incredible EIGHTY views! Thank you ALL!

Now onto the card I'm sharing. Regular readers of the blog will know that I enjoy creating easel cards, or any differently folded card, lol. This is the first double easel card I've designed for quite awhile, and I really enjoyed creating it.



The card was created using a letter sized piece, folded in half to form a landscape style. The top was scored down the center and cut. The easels were created by laying the top on my scoring board and scored on the diagonal, from the outer points to the center cut. Those lines were then folded and burnished to reinforce the fold line.

To create the toppers, I took another letter sized piece of card and cut it into four, the remaining two pieces will be used for another card. The scalloped rectangles were cut from leftovers from other creations and embossed using my favorite swirly embossing folder. I inked the edges of the pieces in gold before doing a dry run with the main elements, cut in gold and cream from the Sizzix Poinsettia Swirls die. The flower and scalloped rectangles were added using foam tape onto the bigger rectangles, which were then added to the folded sections of the base using double sided tape. The sentiment is a gold peel-off.

The easels are held in place with some of the leaves cut from the die and these have been added with more foam tape. The look is completed with another of the swirls.


The photos don't do the card justice, it is so pretty. I'm very pleased with the look and would love to know what you think. Please do let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you!

Hugs,
Em

22 October, 2013

Exciting times

Hi everyone,

Today's post is a very quick one. I'm honored to be able to announce that my amazing friend Debra has joined me as Marketing Director here at Creative Em. I'm excited about what the future holds for us.

I'll be back with a creative post tomorrow, so I hope you'll stop by to see what I've been up to in the studio.

Hugs,
Em

15 October, 2013

Pink Poinsettia

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing another of the cards that I've created using the Poinsettia Swirls die from Sizzix. For this one, I've cut the shapes from cerise pink and silver metallic sheets. I've layered up scalloped rectangles, the upper of which I've embossed with a swirl folder, then inked the edges in silver. The sentiment has been hand written and adhesive pearls complete the design.


I'm linking this card up to the latest challenge at 613 Avenue Create #41 Anything goes with optional twist, pile it on

Hugs,
Em

09 October, 2013

Silver poinsettia

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I want to apologize for the lack of posts recently. Hopefully I'll get back to posting more regularly now, so please stick with me.

Today's card has been created using the new Poinsettia Swirls Sizzix Sizzlits die, which I again bought from Sunrise Crafts. I cut it a couple of times from white and silver mirror card to create this one and the extra pieces will be used on another, so nothing will be wasted.


I'm entering this card into a few challenges...

I've already created some more cards using the same die and I'm hoping that the natural light will be good enough to photograph them tomorrow. Right now it is too cloudy to get a good pic. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. 

Hugs,
Em