Sunday, 29 April 2012

Magnolia Edwin Easel Card

Hello again another quick one from me before I pop out for the day.

This is another 8 x 8 size card in an Easel style.  To make this card I stamped footballer Edwin and coloured him in and then cut him out.  I then took an 8 x 8 card and scored about halfway across the front of the card and folded it.  I took another of the same card and cut the front off to make my first layer.  I then cut a gold mirri mat to sit centrally.  I then found some pale blue backing paper and cut to the mat the gold mirri and glued it down.  I took a beautiful piece of blue coredinations and cut to a size that left some nice edges and embossed it through one of the Mbossibilities before sanding it back.  I then cut a small gold mirri mat to sit behind it.  I cut a thin strip of blue striped card and glued 1/3 from the bottom of the coredination layer.

I added a royal blue velvet ribbon across the bottom of the base layer and then glued everything into place as above.  I used a blue check paper and a spellbinders die to cut the layer Edwin was going to sit on and then cut a gold mirri circle to sit behind and glued them into place.  Edwin was shaped using a shaping tool and his little arms and legs were really dimensional even though he was only one layer he really popped out of the topper.

I printed two sentiments the happy birthday and the son one and using more spellbinders cut the pieces out for the cards.  I used an offcut of the coredinations and embossed it again before matting onto gold to make the stopper.  I also cut a matching blue check paper to size for the bottom with yet another gold mirri.  I assembled all the remaining pieces as above and glued into place.  I then added a little card candi in the corners.

This was a beautiful card to look at in real life probably because little Edwin did look real.  I have never been able to get such good dimension on a cut out magnolia figure and this is probably down to the quality of the neenah card I stamped onto.

Anyway best go

Take care

Cj x