Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Beary Birthday (My First Easel Card)

My very first try at an easel card. I saw many beautiful easel cards online but could never bring myself up to the point of making one myself. Then one day while surfing the net I came across the exact measurements of the easel card by one of the blogger, and at the same time my sister asked me to make a birthday card for her friend, I got the perfect opportunity of making one because it was now or never for me.

 I would like to thank all those people who have mentioned the measurements of the Easel card on their blogs or websites, because it has made it easy for people like me to try something different and beautiful :). 

Lets start from the image. I found it online and thought it was perfect for the birthday wish. Colored it with markers and water color pencils. Add in some glitter to brighten it up because I used bright colors and multiple layers for the card due to my sister's demand :). The image is raised a little to make it stand out a little.

The tiny flowers are handmade, added a little drop of glitter to them. It was really hard cutting and raising up such tiny things, but it was worth it :). The butterfly, swirl and hearts are similarly handmade and then glittered.the birthday scallop on the upper right is handmade (that explains it being uneven) where as the sentiment is printed and I outlined it to give it an edge.

The scallop at the base of the card is printed and raised for the embossed effect. The candy on the scallop is an embossed sticker from a craft store. And the image has come out a little tilted I have no idea why?

I liked it a lot with all its flaws, but I am waiting for your experienced advice. Please feel free to comment, because that would help me improve.

Woodware usa     Creative Card Crew


  1. Congrats on your first easel card! This is adorable! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA birthday challenge!

  2. Thank a lot for your appreciation, it will help me improve :).

  3. Awww so cute! Love that little bear. I can't believe I've never made an easel card. I love that you handmade pretty much everything and didn't rely on punches...I especially love the handcut flowers! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA Birthday challenge this week. Good luck!


  4. Great first easel card!! I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the Woodware USA challenge!

  5. Thank a lot Kerry, well it was my first easel card to so u can start as well :). your appreciation made my day. one of the reasons of everything being hand drawn and hand cut is that we dont have fancy punches or stamps available so hand is the only option left that i can avail :).

  6. Thank Nancy :). i loved the bright colors too :)

  7. Beary Cute!! ;) Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Birthday Challenge!

    ~Rachel Hope (Woodware DT)