Sunday, January 24, 2010

Childhood Portrait - Easel Card

My card today is an easel card using the Childhood Portrait Stamp Set from Close to my Heart.
Whether I'm making cards for myself to have on hand or to sell, I try to make it able to fit more occasions and people. This card started out as a Valentine, but I change it around a bit so it could be a valentine for the love of your life or to a special friend. I could even send one like thios to my daughter and family. What about an Anniversary Card. That's how versatile it is.
The picture above is what it looks like when you have it open and sitting up. Hence the name Easel Card.

This picture is when it's closed. I made mine 5.5 x 5.5.

It has Hand Stitching around the card done with matching Embroidery Floss.
The colors are Tulip and Chocolate.

This is a picture of the card when it is completely open. There is plenty of room to write your own personal message. The message will not be seen when it is open and sitting up in the Easel position.

This card is also for the La La Land Challenge , As well as The Corrosive Challenge Blog, for making a fancy fold card.

AND, for the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge #13 for Hearts and Romance.

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration. It's the CCEE Stampers sketch Challenge


Jolene Barron said...


This is simply stunning!! I've been meaning to make one of those easel cards for a while now, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I love your card. Your work is always so beautiful. I love being your downline :o)


Irina Blount said...

Awesome card!!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with us this week at La-La Land Crafts challenge!!
:) Irina

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I love your stitching around the edges!
Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La Land Weekly Challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...


Unknown said...

Its beautiful, love the reddness of it and the the image, great, thank you for playing with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, it's just so elegant...
I really admire your stitch work, it's just lovely and a lot neater than I could ever do.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty cardmaker's...

Ann said...

Just beautiful. I love all the hand stitching you do on your cards...... So glad to have you on the SNS Sweet Stop team!

Jayma Malme said...

Love how you added hearts to your KTMH papers. I really love this card...very clever!