Thursday, September 24, 2015

Keep Your Faith - Those Who Find - HB - Side Easel

Yogi here today with, I think, a very involved card... BIG GRIN - but loving all the little details... if you're going to make something for a friend, shouldn't it be extra special...

I'm using some of the newest cardstock on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. Just fabulous "Soft Finish". It's got a smooth side and a textured side. Both accept Pan Pastels wonderfully. It's like silky velvet. WOW is all I can say... The flowers, Friends word (also available on Quietfire Design HERE), and bird are done on the textured side, the leaves on the smooth side. The cardstock reacts beautifully to tooling.

Also using the "Bark" embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I'm using a bunch of Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps. ("Keep Your Faith..."); ("Those who find..."); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set).

card closed
I scored and folded my brown cardstock to create the easel (see back below). Cut another piece of the brown cardstock for my front and covered it edge to edge with a brown on brown polka dotted scrapbook cardstock (Bo Bunny "Chocolate Dot"). Adhered it all to the front.

Inked up the Bark embossing folder with Distress "Ground Espresso", misted with water and ran through my machine. Repeated the process. Removed from folder, then sponged "Tea Dye" all over the high points. Folded the cardstock at the join of the 2 embossings and cut them apart with an x-acto knife, then spliced them together again. Unless you know they were spliced it is really hard to see...

Used Spellbinders "Matting Basics "B" 5 x 7 die set to cut out the frame. Adhered to card front.

For the leaves, applied the Pan Pastels to the smooth side of the cardstock. It adhered beautifully... (see pastel background pic below). Die cut the leaves and used a small balled stylus to add veining, then touched areas with more pastels for contrasts. Hit the edges with a Versamark pad and embossed with Queen's Gold.

Stamped the quote ("Keep Your Faith...") with Versafine Toffee and embossed with the gold.  

Die cut the bird from the textured side of the white cardstock and also colored with the pastels, adding some black fine tipped marker lines in the wing and beak. Final touch added a very small black rhinestone for the eye.

The flowers were die cut from the textured side and colored with the pastels after die cutting. First with red in the centers and then with yellow on the edges, then tooled both on front and back with a large balled stylus on a foam mat. Adhered the leaves and flowers, then the glittered pearl centers adding a dab of Best Ever glue.

Die cut the "Friends" (
Friends word - also available on Quietfire Design HERE) from the textured side and colored with streaks of various Pan Pastel yellows (lightest on top and darker on the bottom). Scored a piece of the BoBunny cardstock to be the same height as the front edge around frame. Adhered the bottom edge of the word to the scored lip edge. Adhered the fold to the floor to act as the stopper.  

On the easel floor arranged the birthday sentiments ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set) on my stamping block and repeatedly stamped using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.
Stamped the quote ("Those who find...") on a scrap piece of the BoBunny paper using the Toffee and embossing with the gold. Hand cut a scrap piece of the bark background to create the frame and adhered the quote to the back, trimmed down excess. Adhered to floor with 3d foam tape.

Tied a yellow silk bow and adhered to frame with hot glue.

Added some left over leaves. 

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Pan Pastels Leaf Background


Shirley said...

Love how this beautiful is put together!

Late Blooming said...

Really nice. Size and instructions would be nice.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is STUNNING, Yogi. I absolutely adore this, and I'm so grateful to have you share your talents with us. I hope that you will join us again soon, as I enjoy seeing your sweet creations. Thanks for playing along.
The Kraft Journal

P.S. I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your wonderful art also in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We would really enjoy having you play along.
Word Art Wednesday

TracyM #6773 said...

SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL detail, LOVE IT ALL, including your fancy folds!!!

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