Friday, 28 September 2012

Easel Drawer Card

Good morning dear friends. Yesterday the sun shone after four days of gales and torrential rain so John and I decided to make a run for it in case it changed it's mind again!  Lol! We had a great day out visiting a National Trust property near Reading. There are some lovely woodland walks there so we will be going again to do a bit of walking too. We had only just got in the car to drive home, and the heavens opened! Perfect timing!

I have been going to attempt a drawer easel card for a while but never got round to it. However on Wednesday I finally did it and would have posted it yesterday but I preferred to have a day out. Sorry folks! I started out simply by doing a single drawer but next time it's going to be two or four.  ( As the song goes - "Aint no stopping me now, I'm on the move!") I think they will make a great little card and gift combined.

Here it is with the easel open.

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Turned slightly to the side

Card closed

I used a  smooth pink card to make the  drawer base and then Bazill Basics Bling to make the actual card. Hunkydory Delicate Pink Foiled Silver Daisies was matted onto silver mirri which made the top of the card. I wrapped pink organza ribbon round it three times before adding a triple bow in the same ribbon. I diecut the largest motif in the Venetian motifs in pink and then in silver mirri and stuck them together. The little square petalled die from the accents set was cut in pink and then a small WOC rose added to the middle before it was attached to the front of the card. Because the Hunkydory cardstock is so busy I didn't want to add anything else. I cut a strip of Hunkydory, matted it with mirri and then used foam pads to make the easel stopper inside. I used a silver rub on greeting on another Venetian accent and then added a silver mirri border die cut. I used a jewelled brad for the drawer handle.

You can find a tutorial here.
Well that's it for today. Hope you all have a great day today.

Love from Christine xx

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  1. Oh gosh that's super Christine, I've wanted to make one of these for ages too - thanks for sharing the turorial. Reckon it would make a fantastic gift too.

  2. Christine this is just stunning with all the elements you have chosen and the way you have done your ribbon. It is really classy and professional. When I saw the top photo I was skimming down hoping you had a tutorial - thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi Christine,
    amazingly fabulous creation, Love the idea of this sooooo useful, as you say for a gift too, and of course it's my fav colour pink.
    Have wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Good Morning Christine,Great to hear you got out while the weather allowed, your creation is totally gorgeous. Enjoyed reading how to. xx Flora

  5. Gorgeous Christine - just gorgeous.

  6. This is stunning Christine. I love the design and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for the link, I may try one of these myself.

    Hugs Sue

  7. Oh! Wow! I like, I really like, this is just gorgeous
    A day away is good for you, glad you enjoyed it.
    Have a great Day

    Patricia xx

  8. Hi Christine - this is gorgeous and I love the card and the colours you have used. I am impressed that there is a tutorial as well - not quite found out about that one yet. LOL. Totally love this creation.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday AND managed to miss the rain. Have a good crafty weekend.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  9. Wowwww:) Fabulous creation:) You are very talented:)
    Happy weekend:)

  10. This is just gorgeous Christine, beautiful and elegant and would make a perfect gift. I love everything about it. You are so talented. Glad you had a lovely day and missed the rain and hope you have had a good Friday, love Christine H xx

  11. This is stunning Christine. I have missed so many beautiful creations but I will try to catch up with you everyone over next few days.
    I have never made an easel drawer card, will put this on my to do list.
    Big hugs Linda xx


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