Saturday 15 June 2013

Easel Cards & Humming Birds

I showed a little sneak peek of this card on Wednesday and here it is completed.
I’d never made an easel card before, because I had it in my head that they were really complicated to engineer, but it couldn’t have been much simpler. The embellishment involved a fair bit of hand cutting, which is not everyone’s favourite thing to do, but I find it very relaxing, if I have the time to spare on it, and I think the effort was worth it.
The second card, on the right, involved cutting an aperture and stamping a pattern on the panel behind it. We stamped off most of the ink on scrap paper first, to give a muted look. I gave everyone the option of a punched butterfly, if they didn’t feel like hand cutting another humming bird, with its very slender beak!
Lastly our 20 minute card. Some random background stamping, on a couple of panels of cardstock, finished off with two punched butterflies, twine and some bling. Perfect if you need a last minute card, which seems to happen quite often, or is that just me? This design would work well for any small stamps you might have.
I used the same three colours for all the cards, with the addition of kraft.
Have a lovely weekend and I’ll be back on Monday with Simply A Moment.


alexa said...

These are superb - and lovely to see that top one when we only had a sneak preview last week! Such an elegant design. I am hopeless at cards, and will be taking lessons here :).

Alison said...

Lovely to see your cards again, Fiona!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Those are really beautifully thought out samples Fiona. It's great news that you need a bigger space!

Sandra said...

So pleased that you're doing so well and need a bigger room.

These are fabulous cards, I really like that hummingbird

Anne said...

These are absolutely beautiful and all so different! I like them all! TFS!

Susanne said...

Oh these are lovely.

Lisa-Jane said...

I love that hummingbird image! It works so well with all of the cards.

Jo said...

Beautiful cards as usual x