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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Triple Easel Anniversary Hearts


Today's card is a triple easel card.  It's mostly made of foil so getting a decent picture was a bit challenging.

For the card base, I used this pattern from Cardmaking Paradise.  I turned it into a set of stencils by cutting it out of clear acetate. Then it was easy to trace and cut the card base pieces from white card stock. 

Next I traced & cut each of the three large hearts from red foil poster board - and the slightly smaller ones from white card stock.  Before I glued the white hearts on the red foil ones, I die cut pieces from the centers (can't waste all that pretty foil on just a mat!).  The pieces I cut from the two larger hearts were used to decorate them.

You can see the largest heart a little better in this picture of the card closed:


The center heart was cut with a Spellbinders "Scalloped Heart" die.  I cut the word "Love" out of the center using a Paper Artist die from HOTP ("Love & 5 hearts"), and glued all the little bits back in so that the word "love" shows through in white from behind the red heart.

The middle heart was decorated with a piece of the red foil cut with another of the "Love & 5 hearts" dies.  

For the smallest heart, I stamped a verse that came in a JustRite set of stamps called "With Sympathy", and heat embossed with a metallic red.

The little "Happy Anniversary" tag that holds the small heart in place started with a piece of white card stock that was heat embossed with the metallic red embossing powder, and cut with a die from the "Lots of Pops" die from Karen Burniston - stamp from JustRite's "Royal Antique Labels".  I matted this with a bit of the red foil poster board.

I used some "Red Jewel Border Dazzles" from HOTP to create a border around the base of the card.

This card actually has a hidden message area.  I made two of the large heart card bases and glued them together so that it opens as a regular card underneath the triple easel base.

I didn't have an envelope to fit this card and to make one I needed a larger piece of paper than I had handy - so I used wallpaper from a sample book I had. I used one paper for the main part of the envelope and another piece to line the visible flap area.  Here are a couple of pictures of the envelope starting with the front of the square envelope:


And here's the other side of the envelope:


1 comment:

Becca Sadler said...

Cheryl: The anniversary card is absolutely amazing!!! The jumbo envelope is very elegant, too, with the choice of wallpaper sample. Way to be resourceful!!!

Fantastic work!!!