Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vintage Birthday for Sketch Challenge 586

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.

 This card is going to be going to my baby sister who is turning 35 next month.
This will be entered in Word Art Wednesday Challenge 224-225


  1. Oh what a beautiful creation MariLynn - love your soft colours and the beautiful texture you have used.

  2. Marilynn, easel cards really can showcase all the wonders of inside and outside. Your layout is so effective withe this DP and the butterflies are so pretty. I really like your little quilled roses. I am sure your baby sister will love it. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole
    DT Member

  3. Hi Marilyn! Your card is absolutely STUNNING. It has everything - from great texture at its base, to the all the soft sweet touches you've added. You are one talented gal! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. It means so much to me that you play along in our challenges. I enjoy your wonderful and creative art, and sincerely hope that you will stop by to join us again soon. Have a blessed week!

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    P.S. I'd absolutely love to have you stop by my blog to say hello if you ever have a spare moment. I love hearing from my blog friends.