Thursday, 4 March 2010



Stamp Something - Design Paper/Buttons/Ribbon
One Stop Crafts (69) - Optimistically Pink
Creative Card Crew (46) - Celebrations
Crafty Creations (57) - All One Colour
Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Kids

This week our challenge for you is to make an Easel Card. These are really easy to make and as you might have noticed, I LOVE THEM!

The stamped image I have used is from the new LOTV Spring stamps and this one is called 'Baby Girl', isn't she so sweet? I coloured her with pencils and layered her using my Nesties. I covered the base card with white card and gingham paper and tied a piece of ribbon around the main piece. I then 'iced' some heart shaped buttons (see below) and added some roses. On the lower part I stamped and layered a sentiment and placed it in the centre using foam pads. I added two more 'iced' buttons and a bow to finish off.

How to 'ice' buttons:-

Using tweezers, press your button into a Versamark inkpad. Next, dip the button into 'hologram' embossing powder. Remove and heat with a heat gun until powder has melted. While the embossing powder is hot quickly dip the button back into the embossing powder and heat again, repeat once more. When done, leave to cool before attaching to card. This adds a lovely sparkle to your buttons. It also works on flowers but you must not overheat them.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Stampin Up
Roses - Hobbycraft
Buttons/Ribbons - Stash

Thanks for looking.


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
I love pink so this card is right up my street. It's gorgeous. Beautiful paper and a fantastic, cute image. Brilliant.
Thanks for the short tutorial on the buttons - will definately try this.
Fiona x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is so sweet and utterly adorable the colours and that image are just perfect

Lorraine x

gina g said...

Aww this is so sweet i love it fab image and papers. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Saskia said...


Your card is sooooo sweet! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Craftyanny said...

this is just adorable, gorgeous card
Thanks for playing along with DS & C
Anne x

sugar n spice said...

What a sweet card this is, love the gingham papers and that cute image. Your embellishments are adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at One Stop Craft Challenge. Good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi x

Julie said...

What a sweet card, the image is gorgeous. I love easel cards too. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
Julie x

rosalien said...

So pretty, i love it, and those little roses are so sweet. :)) Love it. Thanks for playing with DS.


Lisa Foster said...

This is so sweet! Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Shelley said...

Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC.
Hugs Shelley xx

Katie said...

Fabulous easel card!
I love the sweet image and super soft colors!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Wendy said...

What a precious card!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!!

dstandard said...

What a sweet card - cute image!

Davi said...

Pretty easel card...I love that sweet sweet image and the wonderful pinks!

Cindy said...

This is so nice!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!