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Thursday, October 18, 2012

AN EASEL CARD FOR CHRISTMAS

I used a Digistamps 4 Joy background stamp called "FRONT DOOR CHRISTMAS TREE" for this easel card:


To colour the image I paper-pieced the Christmas Tree and shaded is with alcohol markers and decorated with a white gel pen.  There are blue pearls on the tree as the decorations.  A rose adorns the bucket.

The door is also paper-pieced and shaded and a black brad is used as the door knob.  

Here is a closer look:
To construct the rest of the card :

Punch –  red scalloped border
Die cut – red snowflake
Lace – around the gold button
Sentiment – stick on “Merry Christmas
Ribbon – below the gold button
Designer paper – sued to paper piece the tree, the door, and on the inside of the card
Button – gold button
Brad – as the door knob
Flowers – decorating the bucket the tree is in
Pearls – as the decorations on the tree
Distress ink  - edges of all the DP
Ink – alcohol ink to colour image

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:


luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang
DURBAN 
SOUTH AFRICA

18 comments:

  1. great card love the paper piecing especially the door great effect thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Cornr
    carol DT x

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  2. This is just adorable. I love this sweet image.Please come back next week.
    Hugs
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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  3. This is so fabulous! LOVE the amazing scene you created--the coloring is absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  4. Jen, superb Christmas card--love the image and coloring, love the paper-piecing, the papers, the easel design and the embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  5. This is a lovely easel card, fab paper piecing.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. wow your coloring is just soooo awesome! Totally love this wonderful card.

    Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  7. Beautiful easle card and fabulous Christmas scene ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  8. Beautiful card!! Love the brad as the doorknob.. brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner! Good luck! I hope we see you again next week!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

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  9. Love your wonderful card Jen! Saw it at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and I think your wonderful crd is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at our MarkerPop challenge. the paper piecing is wonderful!
    Hugs
    Marie XX

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  10. Love the paper piecing... fabby card. brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges, this week. GDT

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  11. great design and layout! thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations
    Jo xxx

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  12. so gorgeous.i love your design and details and the traditional image is stunning.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. great card love the paper piecing thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me
    hugs sara x x

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  14. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  15. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

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  16. Very nice card - great motiv. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  17. A lovely card, such a great design!
    Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas :)
    Kelly.x

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