Tuesday, November 6, 2018

E for Easel Card at Beccy's Place

     It's time for the next alphabet prompt at Beccy's Place in the 30 Days of Holiday cards and today is the letter "E".  I decided it would be a perfect time to make an Easel card and to also do some Embossing.

     I love this particular snowman from Beccy's Place and I think I've used him on a Christmas card each year since I first got him.

     I colored with ProMarkers and chalks, then cut the image with a fancy oval die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment piece is also from Beccy's and I cut it with the smallest die from that same Spellbinders set.  I decided that by folding up the top part of the sentiment, I could use it as the Easel stop.

     I used one of my snow swirl Embossing folders to emboss both the front and back flaps of the card.  I turned down one corner of the top flap, making this card a twisted Easel, added the image piece, and left it plain with no ribbon, no bows, no flowers - I wanted the Embossing to showcase the image and the image to be the focal point.

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Cute Card Thurs.
Digi Choosday
Double Trouble (w/ TSOT and his plaid tie is 'hanging')
Outlawz Festive Fri.
Try Stampin' on Tues. (green-trees-plaid)
Word Art Weds.

     OK, I've been up as long as I can handle so I'm going to go drink something warm and then cuddle with my fur babies 'til I feel better.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the embossed easel card and such a cute snowman.
Linda xxx

Heather said...

Oh, I love easel cards - and what a fun fold for it! What a great snowman, too! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable easel card! I love snowmen, but I want to see more snow women stamps!! This guy looks a little sad though!! Maybe because he is missing a Snow WOMAN!!

Beccy said...

I hope you're feeling a little better today NC, snuggling with your fur babies sounds like good medicine.
Your twisted easel card is fantastic! I agree that embossing is more than enough to decorate this card, it's a gorgeous pattern and works beautifully with the snowy image. I like your idea of folding up the sentiment panel to act as the anchor for your easel... clever!

Brenda said...

I love that you used the embossing folder on the base. All the texture is wonderful and that little snowman is so cute, I see how he would be a favorite. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

NanaConnie, wow, really pretty...love all the embossing and the decorative oval frame with such an adorable snowman and fantastic coloring. And isn't that a bird hanging out on the tree...extra chance for random draw. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful card with us and sharing it with Try Stamping on Tuesdays TicTacToe challenge as well.

Krafty Kaylin said...

what a great fun fold card. it is a lovely winter scene. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

*Vicki* said...

What a fun version of an easel style card Connie! I love the texture with the embossing folder and such a darling snowman too!! DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Donna Scholz said...

You are a tricky one, Connie! When I first looked at your beautiful card, I couldn't see how you used our Tic-Tac-Tuesday grid, but as soon as you pointed it out it was obvious! You have a lot of talent! Don't forget to enter your card in Double-Trouble's challenge,,, you meet all their challenge requirements, too, including their "Twisted Sister" option! Thans for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

papercraftingprincess said...

Such a clever use of the sentiment for your card stop. I just might have to try that. Love the coloring on your image. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Melanie R said...

Adorable card! You were very clever in getting me to search for the plaid as mentioned on the TTT grid. Always enjoy seeing your cat photos Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble and Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Julie Reed said...

Adorable, love the twisted easel shape with its embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us at DIGI CHOOSDAY this week.
Julie DT x

Rae Ann said...

Love the texture from the embossing. The pop of color on the white is so awesome.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

Helen said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

stampingvickisvisions said...

Love the white on white with only the focal image colored. I think your coloring is fabulous and the snowman on this card just makes me smile. Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT!! Please join us again :0)

Suzanne H said...

I'm so glad I hopped over from Beccy's Place to take a closer look at your easel card. I love the die cut frame. Congrats!

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen