Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia Easel Easter Card - 5 Challenges

This started out to be for one challenge and next thing I knew...I had 5 challenges in one card! This is my first time to try making an easel card. I have been so intimidated by them but then finally took the plunge and decided to try one. OMG! They are so fun and I can see how they could become addictive. I went simple for my first one but I already have ideas for making more and a bit more involved too with embellishing. I could see making an easel ATC too! I think I will have to try that next. If you haven't tried making an easel card and would like to, here is a link to a video tutorial on SCS. EASEL CARD VIDEO

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under: a fabulous sketch which I used for the front / top part of my card. You can also see the sketch below.
Roses On Paper & Belles N Whistles Combined Challenge Blog: Punch It! (punches)
Cute Card Thursday: Dimensions
Just Magnolia: Easel Card
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #35 Easter - I went for more of a Spring look for my Easter card and was quite pleased with the end results.

My images are Magnolia's Jam Tilda and daisy images that I used the masking technique to combine them. I then colored the image with Prismacolor color pencils. Printed papers are by Basic Grey from their Urban Prairie collection. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities and Martha Stewart scallop border punch. Sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for dropping in and checking out my blog!


Sande said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful card. Love the colours and how you have combine two stamps.

Hugs, Sande

Sally Shield said...

Gorgeous card Susan! Love the flowers that Tilda is sitting on! I missed the deadline too - it's frustrating isn't it!! Sallyxx

Rosette said...

This is AWESOME Susan!! I love your easel card hun!! Biiig hugs to my wonderful friend xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Wow – what a fabulous job you’ve done with the sketch. LOVE your garden of huge flowers you have Tilda sitting in. Fabulous colour choices too.
Thanx sooo much for joining us at MDUC this week.

Debra James said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!! I love everything about it!! Great job!! Thanks for playing with Magnolia Down Under Challenges, hugs xxxx

Jessie said...

Wow Susan this is so beautiful! I can't wait to see your ATC easel card too :)

Anonymous said...

Susan. Wow... Your card is beautiful! Love it. The colors the dsp the image and the buttons you've added are fabulous! Your coloring is marvelous!!

Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
What a beautiful card! I have that paper pad, love those papers. That Tilda is really sweet and your masking is perfect. Of course your coloring is the BOMB! I especially like the way you have colored the flowers. I see a purchase in the near future. :) Janice

Nancy said...

Your Easel card is gorgeous, Susan:O) Lovely papers and colours. Your masking is brilliant, Tilda is so sweet, and I love all those cute buttons.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

ant me. said...

Really! beautiful!! thank you for the link too! I will be checking this one out!

(((Hugs))) Patti

GiftsByHeidi said...

Love your easel card, I'll have to try one. Love all the buttons, they're the perfect touch!

Kimmi said...

Lovely card. Love the image and the daisies she is sitting on are fab. Love her green dress!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck

Kimmi x