Friday, February 25, 2011

Once is the first time for everything

Today's card is something special for a couple of resons:
1.) it's the first easel card I've ever made,
2.) it's the first time I've made a card that wasn't square or rectangle,
3.) it's the first time I've made a card using purple and green colour combination.

I've always admired easel cards people were making. They all looked fantastic. I've always wanted to give it a try, but to be honest I had no idea how to do it. And then I found this great tutorial on Crafter's companion and as it didn't look too complicated I decided to try and and make one myself as well. Maybe I should choose square easel card the first time, but I just love those scalloped circles. :$ And since I was in the mood to try new things, I thought that maybe I could try a different color combination too. And I did! I love how purple and green fit together, but I never had the courage to try this colour combination on my cards. Until now. I had much fun with this card and I think there will be more to come. ;) 

I didn't need a wholoe lot of things for this card. I used some solid colour paper, patterned papers from Provo Craft and feathers from my stash. The purple flower was made by me (I love making those flowers, I think they look pretty and they are so easy and quick to make). Of course I had to use those cute little butterflies again. :$ In case you don't know yet, they are a clear stamp from Folia. I colored them with Faber Castell pencils.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
One stitch at a time: Anything but square
Repeat impressions: F16 CASE card challenge (I followed the layout)
Hanna and friends: Purple and one other colour (purple + green)
Do you stack up: Anything goes
Guylou's inimitability: Anything goes


  1. Well done on all those firsts hun! Super easel card and I am very impressed at the shape. Loving the flower and feathers, and the colour combo is gorgeous! Hugs, Sxx

  2. Hi sweetie this is so beautiful crafters companion is where I first learnt to do an easel card as I have there pro score board it was the first thing I brought last year actually lol. You have done an awesome job even more so for your first go, you are a natuarl hunni.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. stunning colors and gorgeous flower, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at OSAAT

  4. Awww, this is lovely! The colours are gorgeous :-) Keep trying new stuff! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  5. Hi Cebelia, ooh! this is very beautiful. Love the great shape, you would never know it's your first easel, you've done a wonderful job. I always love the yummy embellies you add to your cards and these are gorgeous, especially the flower.

    Donna x

  6. wow is is gorgeous Cebelica, lovely flower and feathers
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  7. ooooh love it, so pretty!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  8. Oh my gosh this is just gorgeous and the colors are beautiful .... great choice and great job. TFS

  9. Oh this is brilliant and well done on all the firsts. Thanks for all your kind words on my blog and also thanks for playing on OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo

  10. Beautiful card , Cebelica. I love the colours and the look.

  11. Purple is my favorite color, and I love the way you paired it with that particular green! Fabulous flower, and you did an excellent job making it an easel card! Great work.

  12. Oh what a beautiful card! Love that flower and the easel design. Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU.

  13. Your card is so sweet and cute!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

  14. Good for you - I am just discovering these too - they are such fun

    kitten DYSU team

  15. Oh, so pretty and very cool! I love green and purple together:) Thanks so much for playing in the Repeat Impressions challenge!

  16. It's very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  17. Great easel card. Love the colours and those feathers are grgeous. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

  18. Wonderful card and you did great for all the first times! Thanks for entering at GI's challenge

  19. Such a beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining this weeks Hanna and Friends Challenge.

  20. What a delightful set of firsts!! Everything on your card looks so lovely together!

    Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!


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