Saturday, May 10, 2014


A short note to wish all the Mom's out there a very happy day!  Here is the card I made for my Mom.  It is an easel card, I used lots of Tim stuff including the Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  I didn't go too crazy with it, just a little on the roses and butterfly and a sprinkle on the edge of the phrase tag.

I will be adding my name to the list of entries over at Linda Ledbetter blog where the current challenge is Distress Glitter from Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3.  You can see all of the entries here.

Here's How I made it!
I decided I wanted to have the finished card a 6.25” X 4.50” easel card.  I cut my manila paper 6.25 X 9 and then scored at 4.5” and at 2.25”. 
I used Sizzix die #658693 which is a set of famelits using the largest one.  I marked my die so I could line it up with the score line.
Don’t be afraid to mark your die, it makes cutting much easier and you can always remove the marks later.   I like to use a Sharpie so it does not rub off on your paper.  Line up your mark on the score line and then cover only to the score line with the cutting pad.
After running the card through the die machine it should look like this.
 I made my roses using the Tattered Pinecone Die and following Tim’s instructions and some paper from Core-dinations.  I added a pearl in the center and then used the Distress Glitter.  If you want to see how this is accomplished you need to pick up Tim’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3—page 55.  We are not to share his techniques and I respect that!
I used manila for the base of this card and then stenciled the bottom section with Tim’s Harlequin Stencil.  I planned on using a piece of Core-dinations paper that is brown on one side and pink on the other so I used a combination Vintage Photo DI and Picked Raspberry DI.  I put some Vintage Photo on my color blender and then tapped it into some Picked Raspberry and ended up with just the color I was looking for, brown with just a small touch of pink.  I did the same with the ribbon, using the Crinkle
Ribbon and the two inks.  I cut, embossed and sanded another panel of the paper and added it to the top.  I then cut another panel of manila, stamped it and added the glittered butterfly.  One more strip of brown embossed paper added with pop up foam and I was done. 
Hope you have a crafty week,


  1. What a beautiful easel card Sandy, the colours are wonderful and your flowers are stunning! I love the embossing and the butterfly is a perfect finishing touch on this very elegant card. Anne xx

  2. Stunning. Love how you put this together. Great inspiration. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. lovely card, love the colours and the roses, hope your mum loved it too! Hope your day was happy!

  4. Beautiful! Love the glittered roses and butterfly! Just stunning! Thank you so much for joining us on the at CC3 Challenge!!!

  5. Very elegant, Sandy. Love the touch of sparkle on this card. Nice work!

  6. Beautiful vintage feel to this card. Thanks for showing us how to easily make the easel card.

  7. Very pretty and victorian! Very nice! Thank you for sharing your creation!

  8. What a wonderful Mother's Day card. The subtle addition of Distress Glitter was just the right touch for this pretty card.

  9. Cool card, love the design... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x


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