Monday, 14 February 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge # 83 It's a Girl (baby)

Good morning everyone hope you had a relaxing weekend. Thank you to everyone who joined in with our last challenge and boy was it hard to choose our favourites. Please check out the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog to see who won.

Our challenge this fortnight is "It's a Girl (baby)".

Here is my card...........

 I wanted to do something a bit different so I chose to make a double easel card - I saw the technique on Create and Craft and thought I would have a go.

I used a 21cm square card folded in half. Then cut down the front side at 10.5 cm towards the fold. You then need to score a diagonal line from the centre fold out to the edge of each 10.5 cm square. Fold over to make a triangle on each side.
You then need two 10.5 cm squares to go on the front of the triangles. You will need to be sure to check which way you attach the squares to be sure they are the right way up when the card is assembled. Decorate to your taste and place a raised piece in the middle of the bottom half of your card as the stand.

I hope that was not too confusing (I am writing this while watching the BAFTAS) I did try to draw a diagram but it was proving rather difficult so I appologise for not being very professional in my description. I found it very easy to do without any instructions so hopefully if you have done an ordinary easel card you will find it just as easy. 

Here are a few more pictures.....

and another

I have used one of the fabulous stamps from the Crafters Companion SWALK range - Special Little Person. The image is coloured with watercolour crayons and the edge is glittered with pink glitter. The sentiment was from another Crafters Companion set - Popcorn - Bundle of Joy. I have used the Spellbinders Nestability Labels Nine, flowers from a candy win, pearls from my crafting buddy and team mate Dawn AKA Craftykitten. The bow is from the Papermania Capsule collection - Red hot. I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder - Divine Swirls on centura pearl card. The paper on the base of the card was from Craftwork Cards.

Please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.

Finally just a couple of challenges:-

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes,

Do You Stack Up - Ribbon,

Paper Sundaes - Pick your topping - I chose pink and flowers, and,

Crafty Creations - Three little words.

Let me know you came by I do like to receive your comments.



ona_i_ja said...

Ali, your cards is awesome!!!! I love your idea!

Denise and Louise said...

Great double easel card and really cute image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Ali This is gorgeous do love that baby image so cute, must give this DE a try seen the single one at the weekend,
Chris x

WencheP said...

Wonderful easel card! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


~Jeri~ said...

Oh I love this Ali!!! I've never seen a double easel card...what a fun and new technique!! You done an awesome job!!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

melsanford said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen a double easel card before and this is just beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Peggysue said...

AiYiYi, now we have a double slanty easel card??! I don't know that I will be attempting that--but YOU did a GREAT job. I can't believe how neatly you got the edge glittered!! It is all very pretty. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU RIBBONS challenge and hope to see you again!

Miranda said...

such a wonderful easelcard, it looks fantastic
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week

Tracy said...

So cute, I love your baby creation Ali, the design is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

MaryB said...

I have never seen a double easel card and your's is simply adorable.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and we sure hope you share more of your designs with us.

Crystal said...

Wow, very cool card! I've never seen a double easel card before! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Janna said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ribbon card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

Karen Wilson said...

Wow! Aren't you creative!! I've never seen this before and LOVE the idea!!

princesskitten said...

og boy - that looks amazing

kitten DYSU team

Jo said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU! Hope to see you again next time.

Lisa M. said...

this double easel card is gorgeous! And hmmm is THAT Hugh Jackman's handsome mug I see in your sidebar...sigh. Drool. I do believe he is one of the hunkiest men in Hollywood...sigh...LOL!

Thanks for joining us for our Sundae Bar at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

Juls said...

wow this is just amazing!! so creative, love all the embossing it gives such a luxurious finish! Hugs Juls