Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Challenge Card: Circle Easel Card

Today’s card is a circle easel card that I made using the Faux Pressed Flower tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers (Have I mentioned that I LOVE THAT PLACE?). It was the first time that I tried the technique and I really like the look it creates. I certainly learned something though. I had heat embossed the flower on the scallop circle, and I found that after running the card through my Cuttlebug that some of the ink and embossing came off and stuck to my embossing folder. I actually thought about redoing the image, but I kind of like the “missing” chunks from the flower.

In celebration of the great weather we’ve been experiencing here in Minnesota, I decided to make a cheery card with the colors of Spring. I used the flower from Heartfelt Thanks by Stampin Up. My colors were Orchid Opulence and Mellow Moss. I stamped the moss circle with the main image flower in Versamark at lots of different angles. I used my flower trio punch and placed two of the flowers next to my stamped image. I carried my Spring them into the center of the card making my “Stopper” a trio of flower stacks. I curled the petals of the flowers to give them a bit more depth.

I really like the look of the flowers and imags being "pressed" into the background.

Challenges this card is eligible for:

All Sorts: Anything but a square

Come and Get It: Friendship


  1. Oh, so pretty! Your Stopper flowers are just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges!


  2. Oh that is so pretty love the 3D flowers you've put down as the stopper, great job. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get it Challenges.

  3. A very pretty card adn that technique is really effective.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  4. This is a super cute easel. I love love your flowers! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Spring Challenge Fair winds and following seas, The Navy Wife.

  5. Lovely card, great layout and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad.

    Pat xx

  6. Great easel card & a real pretty image
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. what a pretty Circle easel card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

  8. very very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your card creation with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you can join us again next time! Hugs~