When I started making my card for today's splitcoaststampers sketch challenge (SC586), I pulled out some of my quilled roses, a butterfly, some ribbon, lace and some papers that made me smile.
This is the easel card I created. I distressed the edges of the panels. I added pearls, twine, floral filler, cheesecloth and rhinestones to what I had already pulled out.
I like making easel cards for a couple of reasons. Mostly because they stand up and the recipient can put it on a table or desk or shelf and display the card easily. Another reason, I figured out the other day, is it forces me to decorate the inside of the card as well. I used to forget to decorate the inside. On this card I did something I rarely do, I put my butterfly flat against the cardstock. I did it that ways so the card could fold. other wise I would have had the wings shaped and 3-d, like the butterfly on the front of the card.
I embossed and distressed the inside before adding the lace and sentiment.
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 224-225