Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Card

Easel book cards have started popping up on Splitcoast since Valita's post on them the other day.  I do not own the nestabilites set that makes them, nor do I wish to purchase it....simply because the shape is a fairly simple one to draw up and resize according to the need.  My friend Christa (who's a lot more patient and precise than I am) drew it up and sent it to me the other day.  Above is my first use of the template she drew --- it's not the 3-D book (or easel card) that Valita created (I'll try one of those later) -- but my own spin on a book card.
Supplies used:
  • Book template
  • DP - Classics (K & Company)
  • Blue/Cream Carstock
  • Scallop Nestabilities (for flower - tutorial here -- turned the top layer wrong side up so as to not have a lot of white showing on my one sided DP)
  • Leaf Die (Provo Craft)
  • MS Branch Punch
  • Butterfly Stamp (Creative Stamping)
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Chalks (on butterfly)
  • Textile/Swiss Dots/Script Embossing Folders
  • Small Rose stamp (inside - no details on it)
  • Blue Ink
  • Spellbinder Shapeablilities Flourish Accent
I made it so the top book opens to reveal a smaller book to write your little note on inside.  Here's a photo of the open book...

Entered in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge  --- use red or blue (or both) on your card.


Christa said...

Very nice! I was hoping you'd get time to make one soon because I wanted to see how close I was. :) I want to make one, too, now that you've pointed out those gorgeous easel cards!

Lovely Linda said...

This is gorgeous, what a stunning piece of art! I love the boook are, the embossng is tunning and love the earthy colours. This is a favourite card for me...everything about it appeals - Love it! It is a joy having you play along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSCC Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love the shape and sheer elegance of the design!! Love your flower and all the texture!! Thanks for joining us Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!