Recently, one of our neighbors retired as a school nurse after a long and successful career. We joined her friends and family for a party a week or so ago. I wanted to make a special card for her. Now that she is retired, I think card making is in her future! I used both the Beautiful You and the Well Said stamp sets for her card.
Design Notes for Well Said Retirement Card:
Easel cards are fun to create. I wrote up a tutorial for one awhile back. You can see it here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait. For this card, I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make a strip that would hold the card up.
I love the new Garden Lane Designer Paper and used it as the background for the front. I thought it looked a bit quilt like. Appropriate since my friend is a quilter!
The joyful woman, from the Beautiful You stamp set, was first stamped in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in her dress, hat, etc with Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out all the colors.
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Oh, were you thinking of the classic movie, “On the Waterfront”? Sorry. I used the stamp set, Waterfront for today’s card. I think it is one of the most beautiful sets in the annual catalog and perfect for any kind of card.
Design Notes for Waterfront Card:
Does this card look a bit familiar? I created it while I was writing up the post for last Friday. You would have seen it if you opened up the tutorial for Easel Card. I hope you did. If not, you can look at the tutorial here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait.
The colors I used are definitely autumnal but you can imagine that these stamps could work with summer or even winter themes. I used some of the Wood Textures Designer Paper for the inside part of the card and one mat on the front. Wood Texture adds a definite manly vibe and in this case, a fall one too. You can see it better here.
When I was just about finished, I saw a piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Paper that was just the right size to decorate the envelope flap! It seems to be my new thing.
Supply List for Waterfront Card:
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Most days I post my cards to the website, Splitcoaststampers.com. It’s a regular treasure trove. Lots of samples, tutorials, and more. I found out that one of my cards from last week was selected as a Favorite of the Week. Gotta say, I was pretty pleased. Click on the card to go to the original post for this one.
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Hope you are having a great Monday!
Well, it’s two special days all rolled into one. A fun fold and a Christmas card. I love making easel cards and realized it had been too long since I’d made one. And, I just received the Timeless Tidings stamp set and wanted to play with it. Presto – an easel card with Timeless Tidings.
Do you recognize the Designer Paper?
Design Notes for Easel Card:
Well, the easel card is really easier than it looks. I’ve prepared a step by step tutorial for you. Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait
I used some of the Dashing Along Designer Paper here. FREE designer paper! It’s a promotion that ends soon so read more about it at the end of this post.
I also used some of the very fun Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. The most fun, however, was created the pointsetta wreath with the Stamparatus. If you want to learn more about using the Stamparatus to create a wreath, just check out my video, here. The final touches were to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers then finally, to add a Polka Dot Tulle bow to the wreath.
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