Sunday, October 23, 2011

Double-Twisted Easel Card 2!

Well here is the second Double-Twisted Easel Card I've made this month for an Anniversary! (Actually this is only the second one I've ever made... see the first one here) This time it's for my sister and her hubby, and I'm entering it into my very FIRST challenges ever! 

The challenges are:
Beary Sweet Scrap Challenge #36 - Double or Nothing - 2 easels
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges #89 - Layer upon Layer  - for multiple layers!

Green is my sister's fav color and since my bro-in-law likes the Denver Broncos, I figured he might like blue! But instead of doing a "his & hers" theme by sides like the first one, I decided to combine the colors together.

I made this the same way... still a 6" x 12"... (except for a few things which I will explain in this post).... if you're curious as to what I did, check out the first one for a more thorough explanation, as I'm not going to go into it all again in this post.

The first thing that is different, is that I did have to "build" this one on a thin piece of chipboard for the needed strength to hold the weight. I did not acheive the same sturdiness as the first with just layers of cardstock, because on this one, the shiny mats around the base and easel panels are just very thin paper instead of heavy cardstock!

Next photos are the close-ups of each side:

left side

right side

Now the center sentiment all decorated with painted mulberry flowers (they were originally white) from I Am Roses:

Click on photo to view LARGER and see all the "sparkling" roses!

For these roses, I also used Lindy's Stamp Gang products... are you surprised at all by this? LOL! I "painted" the colors on just like before (again see the first double-twisted easel card post if curious!)

Products from LSG that I used for these roses are:
Starburst Sprays - Afternoon Delight Denim and Hydrangea Blue
Glitz Spritz  - Scintillating Silver

Here are some close-up shots of the roses and butterfly embellishments:

Lace border and Leaf punches from Martha Stewart
Rose done in Afternoon Delight Denim Starburst Spray topped with
Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz from LSG

I had to 'color' the flower that is part of the sticker to match since it was pink!
I used CTMH markers to change the colors!
Rose done in Hydrangea Blue Starburst Spray, again topped
with Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz

Check out the "sparkle" on this darker rose... AWESOME!
Butterfly punch is also Martha Stewart.

Bling used for bodies are from the Green/Blue assortment from CTMH

List of supplies:
Basic Grey Two Scoops paper pack with stickers
Bazzill cardstock - Guacamole
Metallic Foil paper by Hygloss
CTMH cardstock - White Daisy (for lace border)
CTMH markers - Outdoor Denim and Crystal Blue
CTMH Sparkles (clear) and Sparkles Green/Blue Assortment
Scor Tape
Herma Dotto
Spellbinders Nestabilties Labels #6 Dies
Martha Stewart Punches - Lace border, Butterfly and Leaf
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst and Glitz Spritz Sprays (as described in post)
I Am Roses - 3 sizes of white mulberry roses
Rhinestone Flourishes (from my stash - don't remember manufacturer)
Pop-Dots for dimension of sentiment
MS Word computer Font


Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Wow, Paula! This is remarkable. I've never seen a double easel, much less a double twist easel before and will definitely check out your first version. So cool!

Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet challenge - good luck!


Rosalynd Kelly said...

Paula, this is stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Go check out my blog...I chose your blog as one of my Top 5 for a Liebster Blog Award!

Paula said...

Thank you Rosalynd... I'm delighted and humbled by the honor!

Ann said...

Hi Paula, I just want to say I love your easel card and the video!! I just posted a link from my blog back to yours so others can watch your videos.

Corina said...

Hi Paula!
Those roses are so darling and beautiful. I just signed up to follow you, I can't believe I had not done that yet. sorry....

Corina Mitchell

Paula said...

At Ann... That was so sweet of you to do. Thank you.

At Corina... You were following me from your old blog, but your cartoon profile pic, that you used then, disappeared when you changed your blog! Thanks for following me again!

Jamie said...

Wow! This is so cool, I've never seen this type of card before and I'm so impressed! Thanks for playing in our Double or Nothing Challenge, good luck!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful cards Paula. All the details and accents you incorporated into the designs make them artful masterpieces!

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