Thursday, June 02, 2011

Happy Baa-day

I have just made my very first easel card - I have seen these while scrolling the internet and I wondered how they were made. This week Magic in the air with cupcakes challenge was to do an easel card and they gave various links to learn how to do one so I decided to give it a go.
Here is the flattened version.

and here it is opened up

side view

and a close up

Basically I incorporated and slight pop up (the match stick fence!) so when the card opens and sits like an easel the fence sits up as well!

I loved making this card and have also submitted it for Totally Stampalicious 3D project, Birthday Sundaes - Masculine, Simon Says - for a male and I have followed Card Positioning Systems #220 sketch.

I have used Ferngully stamps - barn and sheep. Hero Arts be happy - grass, Verve Up Up & Away - clouds and MME Stella & Rose papers. To make the fence I cut match sticks up, linked them together with craft wire and mounted it on folded clear acetate. Stamped the barn on kraft card, fussy cut it and then cut open the door. The sheep were stamped on watercolor paper and I have used Marvy Pens to colour in.

Thanks for looking.


Julie Hoffman said...

WOW! This is FABULOUS! I love that fence and the grass and the barn and how it opens in the easel! Great job on your first Easel Card! Thanks for playing along with this week's 3D Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Cindy P. said...

Really cute card! I love how imaginative it is and it pops up a fence! Just great!

Tracey said...

Wow....your card looks awesome. Love the fence popping up too.

Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

Jens Craft Corner said...

This card is so adorable! I love the barn theme and the pop up fence is great! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

Jennie said...

Amazing fence design!!! Great job and love the easel design.

Gloria Westerman said...

WOW!!! This is so cool....I love your fence.....and opening up the barn doors is really cool too...thank you joining us at Paper Cupcakes/TMITA

Lori said...

OH MY GOOD-GOLLY-MOLLY!!!!! This is the CUTEST easel card I've seen YET! OMGOSH, OMGOSH, OMGOSH!!! I love it! Did I mention it's cute!?! LMAO! Thanks for playing with us at Totally Stampalicious this week! WTG!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is just the cutest creation ever!!! LOVE it!!!