Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Thinking of You Today - Heartfelt Creations Easel Card

A very good evening to you all!  It has been a few days since I last blogged so apologies if you were wondering where I had gone:) I have just had a few family days and basically just chilling with the hubby in the evenings. Today I have been busy finishing prepping for Saturdays demonstration  at Dandie Crafts in Wales....still a little more to do as the sunshine kept calling me out of my log cabin lol.
However I thought I had better come and say hello:) and share another Cut Mat Create card as it is of course Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  So if you haven't already been over and checked out the extremely inspiring blog which is full of new projects that the Design Team have created you will find it HERE 

Now to my card for I know that the Cut Mat Create dies were specifically designed for scrapbooking as myself and Emma Lou showed you on the shows ....they are so much more and although I do have some scrapbook layouts to share still I thought I would choose this butterfly easel creation.

  • I have made a simple easel card with a 5 3/4" square base card in white and distressed the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • I cut a square piece of deep blue script patterned paper from the paper collection and adhered this to the main part of the card. 
  • Next I chose the circle panel, cut it out, distress it with Tea Dye ink and adhered this to the card with 3D foam pads.
  • I stamped the butterfly stamp from the Summer Glory precut stamp set using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and coloured it in using a blender pen and Distress inks. I also added the Tea Dye ink to the edges.
  • I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card at an angle just off centre. I only adhered a little in the centre of the image so that the it is just coming off the page slightly to add a little interest.
  • Next I stamped the sentiment which is from the same stamp set and cut it out and adhered to the bottom of the circle with 3D foam pads.
  • I next cut another panel of the dark blue script paper which measures 5 1/4" square and adhered it to the bottom part of the card.
  • I have then cut a strip of the blue flower patterned paper measuring 5 1/4" x 1" and adhered this to the card to create the stopper so that the easel card stays upright. 
  • Next I have added a strip of decorative pearls from the Hobby House to the strip.
  • I have die cut 2 of the decorative lacy borders from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set and adhered one to the top of the circle panel and one just underneath the strip on the bottom part of the card. I cut them out in white card and distressed them a little with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Next I die cut 2 of the small vine leaves again from the Cut Mat Create 2 A die set and again also in white distressing with the Tea Dye ink. I have adhered these opposite each other on the centre of the strip.
  • I next die cut the flowers from the Sweet Lullaby collection in white and also added some Tea Dye too.
  • To finish the card I have added a little Stickles glitter and pale blue pearls.
Ummm that was a rather long tutorial for what was actually one of my quicker cards to make.....which took about an hour to create. The longest part being the colouring. However since using the blender pens I really am finding it much quicker to colour an image.

If any of you are going to be coming to Dandie Crafts on Saturday this is one of my planned demos, but I will being creating it with a purple theme rather than the blue:) Talking of which...I must get cracking and finish those demos:)

I hope you all enjoy the rest of this beautiful sunny day:)


  1. This is so pretty, Nikki, the papers are lovely. Thanks for the tutorial, it's always good to have instructions I learn so much from them.
    Btw, your colouring/painting on your last shows was fantastic. You make it look so easy!
    Hugs Annie

  2. Hi Nikki such a pretty card and with my favorite--- butterflies. I just love them. Enjoy your demo day and thank you for all the instructions, they are appreciated x

  3. Hi Nikki, This is such a Beautiful Easel Card! I really Love the Colours you have chosen for your Card, I Love The Butterfly Stamp, I really like how you've coloured it using your Blender Pen a Distress Pens from Tim Holtz, I always Love all The Wonderful Embellishments from Hobby House they always finish of a Card. Nikki Thank You for sharing and the great breakdown on how you've achieved this Beautiful Card.
    Nikki Take Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  4. Hi Nikki
    Lovely card as always,and my favourite colour,blue.Glad you managed to get some time off.
    Love Angela x

  5. Hi Nikki
    Nice to have some family time , such a lovely card as always Nikki , loving the the delicate colors and the cute butterfly.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Nikki, another beautiful card, love the colour. Have great time demoing, wish I lived nearer. Lilian

  7. Stunning card Nikki, the colours are beautiful. I love making easel cards & they always look really effective I think. Glad to see you have space for some family time, it's so important to keep a balance. Pat x

  8. Beautiful Nikki, love it all.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. This is lovely Nikki. I've never made an easel card - must give one a try. You make it seem simple enough (even for me) and they certainly are effective as well as a bit different. Enjoy your trip to Wales - that's quite a journey for a demonstration!

  10. Hi Nikki
    Beautiful card, love the butterfly stamp and all the gorgeous embellishments
    Enjoy the rest of this beautiful weather and your trip to Wales
    Best wishes, Pat

  11. Hi Nikki
    A very pretty card! I love the embellishments from the Cut Mat Create die sets. They're so eye-catching. I've never made an easel card either. I must give it a go!
    Best wishes, Anne O

  12. Hi Nikki, lovely card great colours. Get out in the sun while it lasts I say.

  13. Hi Nikki, A gorgeous card, gorgeous colours, gorgeous stamping and colouring, gorgeous compilation. Truly gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Nikki
    A beautiful card and the centre is gorgeous - just love the stamping
    Carol x

  15. Hi Nikki
    Another stunning card you have made for us. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad that you have a lovely time with your family.

  16. Hi nikki

    Lovely card. I really love that swirl its very pretty indeed. Hope ur havin fun at ur shows x

  17. Hi Nikki, what a super easel card~ I love the colours that you've used. Hugs,
    Maggie x

  18. Hope the demo day went well.
    Another lovely card as always. x

  19. Hi Nikki. Beautiful card. Love the colour selection too.
    You've done a fantastic job with the photography every part of the card is shown to its last little detail.
    Enjoy Wales boyo : ) yakkidah n all that, and to any ladies here going to the demo have a wonderful time.
    Take care ladies.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  20. So soft and lovely! The pearls on the butterfly are your signature touch! Love it!


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