Good morning and happy weekend-eve! Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and nice weather to execute your plan! We’re having some lovely Fall weather – sleeping with windows open – and it’s WONDERFUL!! 🙂
I made a fun card for today – it’s a Slimline Easel Card and it’s rocking the wunnermus Sending Smiles stamp set with the bundled Sending Dies. A little Rustic Harvest DSP sets the stage for this Autumnal beauty! Take a look-see:
The Fall colors are from this week’s Sunday Stamps color challenge.
I started with a 7″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Old Olive that I scored on the 7″ side at 3 1/2″ and again at 5 1/4″. I folded – and burnished well! – both score lines going in the same direction. Boom – Easel Card!! 🙂
I matted a piece of Rustic Harvest DSP on Mossy Meadow – using Liquid Glue – to create the card front.
On Very Vanilla cardstock – I stamped a veritable garden of flowers and leaves and stems from the Sending Smiles set in the colors of fall – Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie! Then I cut them all out with the coordinating dies in the bundled Sending Die set.
I cut the sentiment shadow from Merry Merlot cardstock using the Sending Die. I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and then cut out the detailed die.
Peeling off the back of the adhesive sheet, I was able to adhere the Crushed Curry sentiment to the Merry Merlot shadow.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems and leaves and flowers to the card front.
Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the layered sentiment in the middle.
I used two lengths of Linen Thread to tie a simple bow, which I adhered to the card front with a Glue Dot.
Finally, I added some white Classic Matte Dots here and there and the card front was done.
I put Liquid Glue on just the bottom half of the easel flap and adhered the card front in place.
For the inside, I stamped a Sending Smiles sentiment in Merry Merlot on a piece of Basic White and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I matted it on Mossy Meadow using Liquid Glue.
I did a dry fit to determine where I wanted that matted piece to sit to be the easel stop – then I stamped more leaves and flowers on a piece of Basic White cardstock. Note: there’s a link down below to the video showing how I got everything arranged on the panel! 🙂
I use Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to its Mossy Meadow mat and into the card base, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the easel stop (aka “inside sentiment”!) in place. I added one more white Classic Matte Dot to the sentiment and the card was done.
My Gray Granite Slimline Envelope got more of the Sending Smiles flowers on the front…
…and more of the Rustic Harvest DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love an easel card – they’re so easy! – and they’re a lot of fun in this “slimline” format, don’t you think?! And Sending Smiles is absolutely one of my favorite stamp sets – those flowers are so sweet! Add in the coordinating Sending Dies – with the big and wonderful die cut sentiment and….winner winner!
I hope you like!
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This is also the card that I made yesterday on my Facebook live video so…if you’d like to see how to make it, here ’tis on YouTube! 🙂
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Old Olive Cardstock: 7″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 3 1/2″ and 5 1/4″)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 1″ x 3″ (mat for easel stop sentiment)
Merry Merlot Cardstock: Sending Smiles die cut sentiment shadow
Crushed Curry Cardstock: Sending Smiles die cut sentiment detail
Very Vanilla Cardstock: Sending Smiles stamped and die cut flowers and leaves
Basic White Cardstock: 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment/easel stop); 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (inner liner)
Rustic Harvest DSP: 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4″ (envelope flap)
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