Good morning, friends! It’s time for another peek at the luscious Sweet Juliet Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I am absolutely in love with these beautiful stamps, dies and papers! To showcase their beauty, I’ve prepared a Sweet Juliet easel card to share with you today.
Those cheery little blossoms are made using the Sweet Juliet die. It is so quick and easy to make a simple little flower to adorn your paper art using this die collection. And, if you take a peek at the Heartfelt Creations blog you will find a wonderful video that reveals some great tricks for using this die in conjunction with other Heartfelt Creations dies. It’s definitely worth a peek.
Heartfelt Creations Product Used: HCDP1 237 Antiquity Paper Collection; HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die; HCPC 3564 Blessing to Me PreCut Set; HCPC 3568 Moments with You Precut Set; HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die; HCPC 3507 Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set; HCPC 3567 Juliet Spray PreCut Set
Other Product Used: Spellbinder’s Flying Beauties Shapeablities; Diamond Stickles; Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock; Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Old Paper; Olive Archival Ink; Distress Markers: Aged Mahogany, Warm Honey, Bundled Sage; water brush; Copper Brads, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon in 1/8” and ¼”, Sanding tool; light green cardstock;
Directions: Create a 6×6” easel card base with Core’dinations Core Cardstock in Rose. Sand inside and outside lightly to expose white core. Brush clean. Lightly sponge the outside with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Cut the “you are the world” 6×6 card front from the Antiquities paper collection. Stamp the left hand side of the panel with the Timeless Amour Background using Old Paper Distress Ink. Heavily distress the edges of the card front and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Stamp the Sweet Juliet Spray in the upper left hand corner of the panel. Color in with Distress Markers and a water brush.
Using paper from the collection, die cut 2 sets of small flowers and 1 set of large flowers. Shape with mat and stylus. Add copper brads. Arrange over the Sweet Juliet Spray and glue down. Die cut several of the vines from the Gift Ensemble out of light green cardstock. Ink with Peeled Paint Distress Ink while still in the die. Arrange around the flowers and glue down. Run ribbon around the lower third of the card front as shown. Add a bow and then glue the whole panel onto the prepared base.
Cut the small journal tag from the paper collection. Lightly distress and ink the edges. Mat with Core’dinations cardstock. Die cut 2 butterflies from the Spellbinder’s die, one from the paper collection and one from Core’dinations. Ink the edges with Aged Mahogany ink and adhere to the journal tag with foam tape so that the wings are slightly elevated. Add Stickles to the pane and butterfly and set aside to dry. When dry, use foam tape to secure at an angle to the front of the card. Accent the card front with Crystal Stickles. Set aside to dry.
Stamp the sentiment circle and adhere to the inside card base, as shown. Die cut 2 sets of Sweet Juliet Vines from cardstock. Ink with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Glue on either side of the sentiment circle. Run another length of pink ribbons just above the sentiment circle and tie a square knot. This will hold your easel card open. Cut out the journal tag and stamp with “You are Such a Blessing to Me” sentiment circle. Glue in right center of the card interior.
Easel cards are always fun to make because they look so impressive, but they are actually quite simple to design. I love the fact that they can stand up all on their own.
Well, that’s it for me today, friends. I hope you were inspired by my Sweet Juliet easel card. I was very intimidated at the thought of making one of these fun cards, but once I made the first one, I wanted to make more and more. How about you? Have you tried making an easel card? I’d love to hear from you! Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,