March 8, 2015

Aquamarine for 613 Avenue Create

Hi everyone,

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The card I'm sharing with you today is my DT offering for the latest challenge over at 613 Avenue Create, where the theme is Aquamarine, the birthstone for March. I've teamed the sponsor image from Doodle Pantry with a few of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up! and used a favorite style to create the card. Yep, it's a twisted easel...

Card: Coastal Cabana (10" x 5" and 5" square) and Whisper White (two 4 3/4" squares, a sheet for printing and snippets for stamping)
Ink: Pool Party
Markers: Wild Wasabi and Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
Sponsor Image: Hydrangea
Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Trust God and Butterfly Basics
Tools and embellishments: Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals and Stamping Sponges

Print the sponsor image 3 times onto Whisper White (I used the 5" x 3½" setting on my printer).
Color the center leaf and around the edges of everything else with Blendies on the first image. Color all except the center leaf on the second and just five of the flowers on the last.
Fussy cut everything carefully and decoupage using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Score and fold the larger piece of Coastal Cabana at 5" and diagonally to create the base card.
Stamp the spatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in Pool Party ink onto both Whisper White squares and attach to the inside of the base and the 5" square of Coastal Cabana card.
Adhere the printed and colored image to the square card and attach it to the base to create the easel.
Stamp the sentiments from Trust God and Butterfly Basics stamp sets in Pool Party ink onto a snippet of Whisper White. Punch out with the Decorative label punch and sponge ink around the edges.
Pop up the sentiments on Stampin' Dimensionals and add one to the front and the other inside to create the stopper for the easel.
To add a touch of bling add 3 of the smallest Basic Pearls to the sentiment on the front of the card.

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I'll be back tomorrow with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



jane stillman said...

Love this twisted easel card, great image x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Em!
Linda xxx

Claire said...

This is really pretty love the shades of blue.

Contagiously Crafty said...

Pretty card. The color is so soft.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card I love twisted easel cards. Hugs Jennifer xx

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Chris said...

Beautiful card, love the colour. Chris xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Em this is a gorgeous card I love the hydrangea. Hugs Jackie

~ginny said...

Em - love the background you created! Fussy cutting that group of flowers and elevating them makes a great design!

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the flowers! TFS

Kate M said...

Wow - fabulous flower - you have some patience fussy cutting that hydrangea - well worth the effort - great card.

Sandy said...

Hi Em, love what you did with the bunch of Hydrangeas and you did a fab job on the background too.

Tracy Welham said...

Fab card, lovely colours! Creative blessings, Tracy x

Brawny x said...

Gorgeous card x

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

Your card is beautiful, Em - you picked the best way to show it off, making it into an easel card. Thank you for joining us this week on the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.