Sunday, 29 April 2012
Magnolia Edwin Easel Card
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