Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Easter - Easel Card

Happy Sunday to you all,

It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge - This week we ask you to make an Easel Card, my very favourite, turning an ordinary card into an extrordinary card.

This week the sponsor is My Creative Classroom - wow a $25 Scholarship - Choose classes from Cricut to Copics to mixed media to rubber stamping to scrapbooking they have something for everyone.

Also entered in the following Challenges:
Just Magnolia - Sketch by Jay Jay - love the sketch Jay Jay (sketch rotated)
Pile it On - Flowers
Simon Says Challenge - Recipe Challenge, 2 patterned papers (hoping you can see the patterned paper under the ribbon & 3 embellies (ribbon, flowers & border punch) & 1 image.

Card Recipe
Easel Card closed size 15cm x 15cm (6" x6")
Magnolia Stamps - Tilda Hugging Bunny & Sentiment - Happy Easter (Squiggly) from Easter Collection 2009, Loving Wishes - Winter Stamp Kit/Raising the Ceiling.
Paper - Pale Blue Spots by Bella - Ever After Collection, Pale Pink peeking out from under ribbon Kaisercraft - Hopscotch & the CS is by American Crafts.
Colouring - Copic Markers
Tools - Spellbinders - Rectangles, Scallops & Fancy Labels, Scor Pal, Martha Stewart Border
Other - Ribbon, Flowers, Stickles - Star Dust. Machine Stitching - straight & zig zag.

My finished card size is 15cm square (6")

supplies needed:
Cardstock 30cm x 15cm (12"x6")
Cardstock -15cm x 15cm (6"x6")
score tool/scor pal
Scor Tape/Red Tape or strong adhesive

Easel Card 15cm square cut 30cm x15cm piece of cardstock - score at 15cm & 7.5cm (6" & 3") vertically - valley fold both score lines.

Embellish card front - attach to card base, I find it easier to close the card, sticking the front to the closed card, it's easier to line up.  To hold the card in place you need to add a button, pop dot or some sort of dimension for the card to catch on to keep it from closing.

They are a lot easier to make than you might think and they come with a warning, they are very addictive. Easel cards can be made in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

To resize all you need to remember is score your card in half and then in half again.
Example of sizes: 12.5cm (5") square 
Cardstock 25cm (10") x 12.5cm (5") - score at 12.5 (5") & 6.25cm (2.5")

Hope you will stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created for you, they are all amazing! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope you will join us next week. Remember the Design Team have been split into 2 groups - this week it is Group 1 - Debbie, Kellie, Kristy, Jane, Jodie, Stephanne & Guests Christine & Nicole

Have a wonderful week & remember you only have a until next Saturday to enter, happy crafting.


Tracey Feeger said...

Absolutely gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Wonderful inspiration Jodie. Your colouring is just perfect and love that hair and the flowers and the image. Everything about it.

Sharon said...

Hi Jodie,

WOW! I love your colour combination and the colouring of the image is amazing. Another gorgeous card.

Sharon x

Crafty Tam said...

Hey Jodie, another stunner from you :0)

Love the colours and image.

Congratulations on you DT, you really do deserve it.

Love and Hugs

Tammy xxx

Debra James said...

A beautiful card Jodie. Love the soft pastel colours you have chosen.Very pretty. Hugs xxxx

LORi said...

Oh My this is completely precious!! Lovely work!!! Thanks for sharing with TPE this week!!


Debbie Pamment said...

I knew you would come up with something special for this challenge - and special it is!!! Beautiful soft colouring and wonderful embellishments - you are an easel card queen!!!
And great idea to share a tutorial too...

Kylie said...

Great tutorial Jodie, thanks. Your card is nice and 'springy' with those gorgeous colours. Fantastic colouring and the group of flowers is beautiful.

Kylie xo

Martine said...

such a cute card, love it :), Wonderful papers,image and embellies, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge, Good Luck :)



stephanne said...

Awwww, this is beyond precious!!! Your colouring amazes me and I am loving the spots and checks combo, beautiful and ever-inspiring work :)

Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for Piling It On. Hugs!

Sheri Gilson said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

WOW Jodie, no red on your card and it still looks absolutly amazing!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at TPE.
Kristy x

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Jodie, so beautiful, love your wonderful colouring, gorgeous bows and flowers, take careX:)

heidy said...

Hi Jodie,Gorgeous ,love those sweet colors.
Hugs Heidy

Cami said...

What a precious Easter card with that darlin' Tilda and her bunny. Your choice of DPs, embellies is perfect. Your coloring is just beautiful! Very pretty card! Hugs, Cami

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Jodie!! Love the colors and the polkadots and gingham had me from the start! :) Beautiful coloring as always and your detailing is fabulous! Great card! hugs!

Julie said...

Your card is stunning. The colors are beautiful and really pop!

Maris said...

Hi Jodie, ohhh what a sweet, lovely card,sutch a soft colors and the magnolia is a cute one xx

Candy said...

WOW Jodie!!
Your card is wonderful!!! Your colouring is soooo good!!!!!! I love the papers and your beautiful flowers :o)
Hugs, Candy

SUMTOY said...

Two Words


Esther said...

Gorgeous card,the stamp is also very cute.

x Esther

Fran said...

Love the card, and adding the instructions at the end is a great idea. Loving your beautiful flowers, everytime I see your cards it makes me want to buy more flowers and ribbon :)

Leigh said...

Oh so pretty Jodie. I love it.

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful coloring and it's so elegant Jodie. Awesome tutorial of the Easel :o)

Lori said...

I adore this, Jodie! I've found such inspiration here... Thank you!!!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is amazing!
Love your sweet image and superb colouring!
Beautiful design and detail!
Thanks for the tutorial I will definitely be giving this a go!
kim x

Mandy said...

Oh hunny this is stunning, love the soft colours and your colouring and embellies are beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Kimba-Slydog said...

So wonderful!!! I love the fresh colors of the paper. And you colored so perfectly. Wow!!!! A great easter-card.


Nicolchen said...

WOW this is a wonderful creation...the colors and the details are so beautiful...I love it :0)))


Debbie said...

This is beautiful...I love easel cards, and hope I get to play along this week...

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card ;-) the image and papers you used are fab,,, everything is just perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x

Sandi said...

Jodie a perfect Easter Card. Sandi

Barb Sampson said...

WOW - what a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Practical Scrappers!
Barb S

Crazystamper said...

Very sweek card, love the colours. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

gina g said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous i love it, beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Tracey said...

Just beautiful Jodie!! I love the colours you have used!! xx

dolcreations said...

Wowzer! You are the queen of the easel take an ordinary card and make it into such a special card! Your colouring and your eye for papers and ribbon and flowers is just stunning!
Wow Wow Wow!

Christina C. said...

Your coloring of this image is nothing short of amazing. Such a gorgeous easel card! Beautiful papers and embellishments.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just stunning Jodie! The colors are wonderful, your coloring is favulous and I love all the details you added to it. The label sponged and backed, the ribbon, the lace borders, the beautiful flowers. Its' all just gorgeous...

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Jodie Wonderful card, love the pretty pastel colors. Congrats on your DT Position you very well deserved it, Go Girl!!


Regina said...

Jodie!!!! Your coloring is amazing and your card is so elegant!!!!:)))
Your colors combo is so sweet!!!!:)))) Love everything and each detail you did.
Thanks for the Easel card tutorial!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so precious Jodie! Each card you do is more beautiful than the last (if that's even possible!) You have a gift! xxD

Christine Riley said...

Wow! This is stunning, Jodie, I love it! The colors, your coloring, the papers, everything is just perfect. I love the edge punch that you used too, I might have to find that one at Michael's :)
Hugs, Christine

Nancy said...

Jodie your card is gorgeous! I love everything about it! Your coloring is awesome! Everything is awesome and I love your style!

Deb said...

Jodie, this is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

charlene said...

Jodie each time I see a new card of your I think it is my favorite LOL then the next one comes and you know the story !!! Your coloring is awesome and congrats on the new DT Position it is very much deserved.

Véro said...

Hello Jodie!
Thank you for this wonderfull tutorial!It's amazing!Your card is so cute!Bravoooooooo!

Ellen said...

Jodi this is absolutely beautufil I love the bright colors and the stamp is so adorable ! Thanks for the tutorial I have to give it a try !!

Hugs, ellen

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial Jodie! I just love making this style card. Your card is amazingly beautiful. I'm a big fan of your coloring, so soft and clean. Beautiful work! ~Chelsea

Eulanda said...

BEAUTIFUL! And this is just 1 reason why you're a new DT!! Great card jodi! Love all the softeness about it and the embellies.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card, Jodie! Tilda with her cute little bunny is just as sweet as can be. Love the colors & embellies. You always do such a fabulous job!
Congrats again on your DT position. I couldn't be happier for you.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Meretekj said...

Your card is amazing.
Beautiful work.

Jane said...

Wow Jodie!! this is incredible!! I love the colours, perfect for such a sweet image and your bows are sooooooooo perfect! I love it! hugs, Jane xxx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HI Mrs.Jodie!!! well congrats to you that is awsome!! please don't forget about us lol! jk Gosh your card is very pretty! these colors jump right out, Your maggie is colored so perfect.RubyM:)♥

Sue said...

Beautiful colors, and gingham is always right!! Image is so darn cute and colored so beautifully as always, just another wonderful Jodie creation. Congrats on the Sprinkles too.

Susie M. said...

Awww...this is adorable! and I love the soft, pastel colors. Just perfect for an easter card. very nice!

Angelwood said...

Hi Jodie! Another lovely creation! Beautiful combination of colors and I am really loving that pink gingham ribbon! Wow just awesome coloring (would love to know what copic colors you used :0)) hugs, Angela

Kellie said...

Jodie as always you knock my socks off with your amazing way or creations a work of art and this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pinks and to polka dots are gorgeous, LOVE polka dots on everything!
A fabulously amazing inspiration to all playing along this week.
Hugs Kel xx

Jamie Lane Designs said...

So lovely! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Anonymous said...

Goodness Jodi 59 comments. I don't think you really need my two cents do ya?lol! Girl, I don't know how to say it any different than anyone else has but this is just precious. It would make a great card for a new baby or a little ones birthday. I love your color and paper choices. You just made this image shine. Great job Jodi! Way to go girl!

jennruggeri75 said...

This is amazing!! I love all of the details and soft colors!! Easel cards are one of my favorites to make! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

Unknown said...

super tututorial, love this card, so very cute, thank you for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Cheryl said...

Great card, Jodie! Such pretty colors and coloring! Love your picture tutorial, too!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Jodie, this is gorgeous, lovely colours so fresh and a cutie adorable image, thanks for your lovely comments, hugs Liz xx

Gina K said...

I really love this color combination. That image is adorable. As always, your coloring skills are superb! Gina L

Andrea, said...

Oh this is such a beautiful card Jodie, I love the colours and image, in fact everything about it is perfect

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Jodie! Love the soft colors and that sweet image, beautiful accents as well. Perfect use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Just Magnolia! :)

Renkata said...

Your colouring is just amazing.
And the card is so sweet and pretty.

Renkata said...

Hi Jodie,
Can you please tell me which No. of Copic you use for the hair ot this Tilda and her blous.
I love it so much it look like distressing colouring .

Jodi said...

What a sweet easel card! Love the image and soft colors, just perfect for Easter!
Jodi =)

Patti Jo said...

This is so cute with the blue polka dots and pink gingham ribbon! Beautiful arrangement Jodie! You always do fantastic work!

Dena said...

Wow! How cute! Love it to bits!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge and hop. Good Luck with all the great prizes!
Hugs, Dena

Anonymous said...

Wow Jodie! Absolutely adorable :) I love the colors you used. Too cute!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Jodie! Love that sweet image, the beautiful flowers, everything is lovely!

Chantelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Jodi - I'm off to make one now. Thanks for sharing your fabulous work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodie,
it is always a great pleasure to visit your blog and to admire your creations.
This card is fantastic too.
The colours and the embellishments are stunning.

Wonderful work, Dear.
See you soon.
Hugs & Kisses,

Joynana said...

Jodie, what a pretty card. I really love these colors together. You have done it again. and your coloring is spectacular as usual.

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

fantastic work jodie !!! love your card!!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
big hugs tina46

Shelley said...

Great card Jodie. Lovely spring colours. You have done a great job with your colouring. hugs Shelley

Please take a peek at my blog - thanks

Hanna said...

Hello Jodie!

Wonderful card, absolutely STUNNING!
So many gorgeous details and the colours are just lovely.

And CONGRATULTAIONS for being on the Magnolia DT!!!
It's so well deserved! Just love your cards, Magnolia has to be so very proud for having you in their DT! I would have been! ;o)

Lots of hugs from Hanna

Renkata said...

Hi Jodie
Thanks for stoping by my blog and for the lovely comments.
And big thanks for the info. about Copic.
I have one question more :) You begin to colouring with the darker colour and then blending?
I think that's what is going wrong by me the blending.

Milnie said...

stunning card, I really loveeeeeee the colours!



Lena said...

Wow! This is stunning, Jodie, I love it! The colors, your coloring, the papers, everything is just perfect. I love the edge punch that you used too. Your art is a inspiration for me always!!
Hugs, Lena

Hanna said...

Hello again!

Just wanted to tell you, that you've got an award at my blog. :o)
Love your cards! They are all simply AMAZING! :o)

Hugs from Hanna

Alex said...

very nice card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Anonymous said...

This is just pink perfection! I love the beautifully colored Tilda and scrumptious pink gingham ribbons! Gorgeous in every way! Thank you for joining us at EAC!

Leonie said...

This is just too cute! Love the colors, so spring!
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Jodie! Your card was selected as one of the top 3 at Pile It On this week! Head on over to the blog and be sure to grab your badge. Congrats & Hugs!!

The Dolphin Inn said...

Oh wow this is so pretty, the colours are delish, so glad that I found your blog TFS XXX

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG Jodi!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The image is adorable-the colors you used are perfect for the image and I LOVE the gingham ribbon-so very pretty! Thank you for the easel tutorial-I really need to join in and make one....I think I'm the only one on blog land who hasn't! :o)

Maria Therese said...

very cute card!!

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