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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Cherry Blossom Easel Card

Good morning :-) Thursday already or as my ever optimistic son calls it 'Friday Eve' lol. My card today is another sample using the scrummy new clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

I made a little shaped easel card using nestabilities and cut an aperture in the top part of the easel to hold the focal image which is stamped on vellum. I embossed the lantern from the reverse with a ball tool and added a little colour with coloursoft pencils. The sentiment and frame are  from 'Best Relative Ever', stamped with versamark and embossed with WOW gold detail EP, I used a gold krylon pen around the edges. To prop the easel up I added some of the lovely cherry blossoms from Chocolate Baroque and some paper roses. Here's another photo showing the side view, I've popped a little battery tea light in to shine through the lantern:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine: Add a sentiment
Creative Craft: anything goes
Cutie Pie: Shaped cards
Penny's Paper Craft: more than one fold
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes

Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. This is totally stunning work again Clare and so very elegant.

    B x

  2. Such a clever card Claire - fab shape nestie dies - perfect for your lantern card.
    Beryl xx

  3. A fabulous design and great idea with the tealight.
    Hope you have a creative run up to the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. This is gorgeous Claire. I love the image and such a fabulous shape


  5. This is beautifully effective & so elegant - the little splashes of pinky red with the flowers are perfect & I love the way the white flowers pick up on the vellum. The gold works a treat with the brown & white classiness.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Wow Gorgeous Claire ! So creative and love the flowers against the earthtone cardstock. Hope you are having a wonderful day, Shirleyx

  7. This is gorgeous Claire I love the cherry an chocolate colours

    Jackie x

  8. Clever idea and a beatuful card. Love those little battery jobbers. You don't have to worry about setting your art on fire! LOL I get mine at the Dollar store, some time2 they have them 3 for a dollar. Have a great day.

  9. Wow, very creative Claire, beautiful. Hugs Suzanne

  10. This is a gorgeous easel, love the shape and love the idea of the tea light too. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Hi Claire, such an elegant card. Lovely colours and the image is beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  12. Such a lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "More than 1 fold" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  13. This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  14. very beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  15. A beautiful card. I love the use of the tealight. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  16. Oh this is gorgeous Claire, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.


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