Saturday, March 12, 2011

Creative Inspirations #55

Hello my blogging friends! It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this week we want to see some Easel Cards! We all love to make them and it seems someone is always coming up with some new and exciting twist on them, so let's see what you got! Here's what I've come up with...
Closed aaaannnd....
Open

I wanted you to see it closed so you could see it is completely caked...so to speak, lol. The papers are from a Martha Stewart stack and they were actually one of the hardest parts of making this cake. I knew some of the colors I wanted to work with...to get into some challenges, but it took a little time to get there. I cut the begining cake shape with my cricut Sweet Treats cart. and then traced it to make my easel form. I also cut all the layers from the original starting shape so I could make them individually.
Here's a close-up of this adorable Tilda. I cut these balloons with my Once upon a Princess cart. onto my x-press it blending card and then colored them with copics to match. I tried to bend them a little bit to add some more dimension(see photo below) and then attached them with hot glue.
balloon dimension
Copic colors used

Well, I think that about does it for my card today. I hope you enjoyed my creation....I actually had something a little more elaborate in mind so I'm going to keep working on this idea. Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out what the rest of the DT has come up with. Oops, forgot to mention our fantastic sponsors this week which are Simon Says Stamps witha a $10 voucher to their store and Bunny Zoe crafts also with a 10 voucher to spend in her store.

Have a great day!
Challenges:
Simon Says: Anything Goes
ATS Magnolia: Birthday
Papertake Weekly: Lemon Zingy
Magnolia-Licious: Use Green


16 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant easel card really love how you have put the ballons,on,super colors too hugs cherylx

carol said...

Beautiful card, x carol

xGemmax said...

Wow Autumn...its gorgeous :o)
hugs and xxx

jude said...

This is absolutely gorgeous hunni!Love the layout Hugs Judex

Debs said...

super design and gorgeous colors
Debs
xxx

syllie said...

Tilda is looking great on her birthdaycake. Absolutely beautiful.
Hugs Sylvia

Candy said...

Oh your 'Birthday Cake' is awesome!!!
I have never seen an easel card like this before :o)
Adorable for sure!
Tilda is too *grin.
Great papers - love the colours. Love the way you have added the balloons and 'string'.
Thank you for joining our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Cor* said...

OMword this is so adorable. Great cake shaped easle. Wowzers i love your colors! Way to go!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow Autumn, this is perfect! Luv the shape, the balloons, everything! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

sandiblu said...

Stunning easel card Autumn ! I love your choice of colours !

Big hugs,sandra xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet cake and very cute card. Love the green coloring on this Tilda. Thank you so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge! hugs,Jane x

Pam S. said...

so sweet Autumn! love your creation! Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia "Let's Celebrate Birthdays" Challenge! So glad you did!
Pam Going Postal

Debbie said...

Absolutely love this idea... Fantastic Job on the easel card

hugs
Debbie

Beate said...

That's so cute, I can't stand it. Adorable card.
Hugs and smiles

Maria said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love this easel card and the papers you've used are just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Magnolia-licious and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Maria