February 13, 2010

Plum Heart Easel Card

Oh man, I have to start this post by apologizing for not posting Thursday and Friday after I promised to post everyday this week! Sorry, but I am going to make up for it today!

plum heart easel card

I made this card for FOUR challenges. Clear Dollar Stamps has a blog, Clearly iStamp, and the challenge was to glam up your card. So I added glitter to my heart and rhinestones to the top corner. Sharon’s challenge #126 on her No Time to Stamp blog was to use green and purple, very springy colours. Of course here in Southern Ontario, we still have cold and snow and as we really haven’t had a BIG storm yet, I expect one, probably several still, any time really! Last year, the worst weather was in late March and early April after a very warm February. Anyhoo, the third challenge was the sketch on the new OCC sketch blog. The last was Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays challenge to make an easel card. No problem, I love this this last challenge can be applied to almost every card.

plum heart easel card open

This card is going to my son’s teacher. I let her know early in the year that because of our religion, he cannot participate in most popular holidays including Valentine’s Day. She not only remembered but added a note to the bottom of the Valentines’s Day class list.“Jameson doesn’t celebrate for religious reasons. But he would appreciate a friendship card.” Isn’t that so sweet? And even better, most of his classmates made special Happy Friendship Day cards for him with candy taped on just like a Valentine. It made me so happy, I almost cried. It is so unusual for anyone to go out of their way to make up for holidays we don’t participate in.

Because of the angle, it is a bit hard to see but there is an eyelet at each end of the heart punched panel and a silk-ribbon threaded button on either side of the Thank You oval. The dove is placed right above a similar bird stamped as part of the background. It kind of looks like the ivory bird is creating a shadow on the card!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: perfect plum, eggplant, sage-SU!
Paper: DP and all CS-SU!
Accessories: MS heart border and dove punch, oval punch, buttons, eyelets-SU!, silk ribbon-May Arts, purple sheer ribbon-stash, rhinestones-Zva, Art Institute Glitter-Watercolour


kathy s said...

love easel cards am in the process of trying one myself hopefully it works out- love your colours and they match the challenges so well.

Kevin Renz said...

Love the "glam" Rebecca! Thanks for playing :)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is SO lovely and that green sparkly heart is just SO striking. What a gorgeous creation, and so glad your son got to participate in the celebration! So glad you played the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

Jennifer Stricker said...

So pretty. I love the colors. Thank you for playing along with OCC this week. I hope you join us again.

Rose said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

Laurel said...

Oh so pretty, I need to use those colors more often! thanks for playing at OCC.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your easel card....I think the colors are fab too!!! The sparkle heart is so eye catching!!!

Thank you so much for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wonderful easel card, great background stamping, and I love that glittered heart! Thanks for playing along at OCC!

Gloria Stengel said...

Really stunning! Thanks for playing at OCC.

ElizabethMD Jewelry said...

WOW love the glitter on the heart it adds such perfection to the card.