Sweet Juliet Easel Card (Heartfelt Creations Wednesday)

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 02Sweet Juliet Easel Card

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.

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 03 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 Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 01  Here’s a closer look . I’ve embellished the centers with a copper brad and some Crystal Stickles.  If you’d like to make this fun easel card, Here is a complete supply list and detailed directions:

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. 

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 04 Here’s the inside of this  card. 

 

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,

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Sweet Juliet Easel Card (Heartfelt Creations Wednesday)

  1. ncguygirl

    Another gorgeous card. Love the sentiment and all the little extras you put into it. Good thing it’s an easel card, because whoever receives it will want to display it proudly. Beautiful!

  2. Regina M. Hamilton

    Wow, Kathy. I love everything about this card, especially the flowers with the metal brads.

  3. Candy Colwell

    Kathy…I am just getting back from a week’s vacation. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Your easel card is such a gorgeous piece of art! You always create such beautiful and professional cards! Hugs-Candy

  4. Olga J

    You always come through with beauties to look at, this is no exception, this is one of the prettiest cards you have ever made, just gorgeous!!!!!

  5. Glenda

    I went back and took another look and low and behold what I thought was a second card is actually the inside of the card…just goes to show you what I’m talking about when I talk about all the attention to detail. I never do the insides of my cards and use the excuse that I like to write a note on the inside! Hehehe….

  6. Glenda

    I’m always so pleased to visit and see what you have been doing. I love both of these creations and all the attention to detail! Well done on both of these!

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