Monday, November 25, 2013

Easel Ho Ho Ho - I'm Telling You

Yogi here & it's my turn on the Quietfire Creations Blog today. My past couple cards have been quick and easy/CAS type cards. Today I decided to get a bit more involved and make a scene... Even though it's more involved, it's not hard to do. BIG GRIN.

Suzanne came out with one of the newest e-cut files Ho Ho Ho, which was the prompt for this card.

I scored and folded my white cardstock to create the easel 7"w x 5"h card closed. The top portion was scored in half at the 2.5" point to create the easel front..

Dry embossed the front with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, then added narrow embossing using Sizzix "Snowflakes" & "Holly Branch"

Electronically cut the "Ho Ho Ho" from white cardstock and also cut a shadow of the words.

Applied Versamark on the top layer and Stamp n Bond, heat activated and sprinkled with Distress "Star Dust" glitter. Pressed the glitter into the glue and re heated to ensure bonding.

Applied Versamark on the under layer and sprinkled with Pearlescent embossing powder on the snowflake area and Old Island Red Tinsel embossing powder on the rest. Adhered both elements together using Golden's Soft Gel Medium. (ps place some release backing on words and then under some weight to ensure good adhesion).

Creating the fireplace scene: emboss the floor of card using Sizzix "Bricked" embossing folder. Sponge lightly with Distress "Vintage Photo", "Pumice Stone" and then a touch of a dirty red sponge.

Stamp the quote "I'm Telling You" on black cardstock, using Versamark and white embossing powder. Cut out in the shape of a fireplace opening. (PS I used an oval punch to aid in cutting the top area). Adhere to card floor.

Cut a thin rectangle to use for the mantle. Sponge some brown and adhere to edge of front.

Stamp a holly branch (Sheena Douglas "Holly Branch") using Versafine "Black Onyx" then fussy cut around the image or use an electronic cutter. Color with Distress markers and a waterbrush. Trim of excess leaves if necessary and adhere to mantle.

Adhere the Ho Ho Ho words to the edge of the front fold, making sure it's not adhered above the fold...

Punch out some pine sprigs from green decorative paper and adhere here & there under the holly leaves.

Stamp the "Love & Laughter" quote with the black and clear emboss. Die cut with Spellbinders "Floral Oval" die set. Sponge with a dirty red sponge around the edges. Score between the words love & laughter and fold, then adhere the bottom portion to card floor. This will act as the stopper for the front.

Hope you give making a scene a try. Most of the elements can be interchanged with what you have. Enjoy.

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  1. Very fun - love all the detail, Yogi! Thanks!

  2. Really pretty card Yogi... love the lettering :)

  3. Great card Yogi- love the humor and colors

  4. SUPER COOL easel card! I looked & looked & finally realized how the oval was the "holder" for the easel, great idea!

  5. Love this Yogi! Lots of work but so much fun!


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