Friday 5 July 2013

Summer has arrived!

It's a lovely sunny evening as I prepare this post, and looks like we are in for a beautiful weekend. I am going to a charity Garden Party tomorrow so the weather should help entice the crowds.

A twisted easel card today in blush . . . 

The card front has been embossed (but I have a confession - this is a sneaky peek at a new embossing folder design coming soon), before being die cut using the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallop die set. The embossed area has been highlighted with distress inks. I made two little slits with a craft knife, either side, to thread some seam binding ribbon through from the back, making a bow at the front.

The sentiment comes from the Creative Expressions Special Sentiments stamp set and has been die cut using the smallest die in the same 5 x 7 Detailed Scallop set.

The "stopper" for the easel has been made by die cutting a long piece of card using a die from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents set and seam binding ribbon has been threaded through this. Flowers have been added, made from spiral flower dies.The leaf sprays come from the Spellbinders Foliage Two die set.

The finishing touch was adding the butterfly.

This was die cut from an old drinks can, which I cut into, and was then coloured using alcohol inks. 

Happy crafting!


  1. an incredibly pretty card, the blush colours are gorgeous

    Claire x
    (Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

  2. Stunning Tracey! Loving the gorgeous colours and the dies you have used.

    Linda xxx

  3. Oh wow Tracey, this is a stunner of a card! I've never tried using my spellies with any metal, but I really will have to after seeing this.

  4. Fabulous card, love the beautiful colours and metal butterfly.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  5. Gorgeous Tracey, love that butterfly, must get into my recylcing bin, LOL xxx

  6. OW such a gorgeous card love the softness xxx

  7. Lovely card with such fresh colours.

  8. Just stunning, love the way it stands up and the gorgeous butterfly. Awesome.

    Cheers, Holley

  9. Beautiful twisted easel card - love that lacy border and the lovely soft colours- that butterfly is stunning!!