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Monday, 19 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers 25 - Easel Card.

Is the weekend really over already? It always seems to pass so quickly doesn't it? Still if it's Monday it must be time for my first DT card for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge. This is challenge 25 part 2. This week is spotlight week and this time it is easel cards in the spotlight.

I wanted to make a different shape from the usual square. Nothing wrong with a square because a square easel card looks quite impressive. I just wanted to make something different. Silly me! I've made an easel card using nesties but even the biggest nestie doesn't make a very big card. So I decided to make a hexagonal card. But this is not as easy as it sounds!! I won't bore you by telling you how long it took me to draw a "perfect" hexagon. I'll only say that I'm very picky about thinks looking right lol! Those of you who remember doing maths at school will know that you can easily draw a hexagon by drawing a circle first and then using your compass to mark six point on the circle etc. I would have got on better if my compass had not been rubbish and kept moving. Eventually I managed to draw a template for the card and another slightly smaller for the DP.

I used the template to cut out the card by placing it against a fold and drawing round it and cutting it out. I made/a> another hexagon for the front of the card. Then I used the sketch from Crafty Creations to decorate the card.

I used:-
Image :- Forever Friends.
DP :- Basic Grey Kioshi.
Colouring :- Promarkers for image and Distress Inks for edges, card candy and large heart on base.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Lace :- Quixotic Paperie.
Stickles, buttons and string.
All the edges are inked with Bundled Sage Distress Ink plus the large punched heart on the base and the card candy. The edge of the heart is also stickled.
I hope you like my card and please let me know what you think of it if you have time. Please also pop over to my talented teamies blogs and see what gorgeous easel cards they have made. Easel cards are really easy to make and they always look impressive. If you're not sure how to make one pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog where there is a very clear tutorial on how to make an easel card.
Looking forward to seeing all your easel cards. I've enjoyed looking at the cards you've made for the first challenge using the photo for inspiration.


  1. Oh boy sounds like a mission! Mission Impossible............nope, cuz you finishes it and it totally rocks!!! This is such a great interpretation of the photo! Great DP & coloring!

  2. So cute, and the colours work perfectly together. Lovely card.

  3. Hi Kat,
    I had been holding off till I couold sit down and have a proper catch up on your blog, I have been trying to catch up since Pete went back to work...

    Well what an debute with CCM... This is simply devine, everything is spot on, you should be well proud, I love it......
    Those papers are a dream, my fav at the moment, the shape is terrific, well worth the effort...

    Beautiful job!!!

  4. Loving the use of the gorgeous Basic Grey Kioshi papers in your design. I remember once sitting down to create a hexagon card and without my trusty school tools I was useless. This on the other hand is beautiful.

    Lin x

  5. Wow!
    What a beautiful creation!
    Gorgeous work!
    kim x

  6. What a lovely card Kat! The colour pallette is super and I don't know how you've managed to cut a hexagon straight! I couldn't!

  7. Oh wonderful easel card Kat, love the shape, beautiful colours and sweet bear.

  8. fabulous easel card Kat, I love the shape and perfect papers
    Mina xxx

  9. a fabulous card and so worth all your effort! love the soft green tones and all the little accents.
    hugs, annie x

  10. Hi Kat,

    so many gorgeous cards here...love what you have been up to!! this is gorgeous, love the shape and gorgeous colours of this one.

    Hugs Juls

  11. Stunning Easel card Kat, love the shape and gorgeous papers and colours. Have a fab day tomorrow, lucky you. nnalorac.x

  12. Hi Kat! Your easel card is gorgeous and congratulations on your hexagon :-), it must have taken you a lot of time indeed! I am very happy to be back (even if I had a great time) and to be able to visit you. So many beautiful cards and very different! And thank you for all the lovely comments you have left me! I hope I can make a card soon, once everything is back to normal/ tidied... Good night (1:15am here!) Hugs, Delphine xx

  13. Hi Kat congrats with the dt and good luck. adorable easel card.Fabby shape too
    love debbie xxx

  14. This is gorgeous Kat, love the muted colours & those buttons finish the card off perfectly :)


  15. All that hard work has certainly paid off, the card is great! I'm especially impressed because I never could get the hang of drawing hexagons at school... Well Done!!

    luv, Mags x


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