Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cornflowers Easel Card – Philippians 1:3,4

Whenever you cross my mind,
 I thank my God for you and for the gift of knowing you.  
 My spirit is lightened with joy
whenever I pray for you (and I do constantly) –
Philippians 1 : 3 & 4 (the Voice)

Hello!  How is YOUR summer going?  Summer brings lots of changes for many people and there are changes in the schedule on, so I’ll be posting with other Design Team members once a week – either on a Wednesday or a Thursday – through the next couple of months.  Melin has been working hard and has come up with Many new files for us to showcase for you.  I hope you’ll see what I come up with each week!

This week I decided to use one of the newer cut files that Melin has made, the ‘Cornflowers Card Set cf. 

I like to make Easel Cards and hope that the recipient might display my handiwork for a time.  I know where this one is going, but I’ll not say much here on the slight chance that the recipient might read this and the ‘surprise’ of receiving it might be ruined.  Cornflowers – the ones that grow along the highways in abundance in my home state of Michigan – have long been favorites of mine.  I remember drives to Lake Michigan on summer afternoons and seeing them blow in the hot, humid breeze as we passed by them.  Bits of memory on a ‘homesick afternoon’ now…

The card is white cardstock.  I cut the background from a print cardstock in Periwinkle and Lavender and distressed the edges slightly.  I cut 2 of the lattice portion – one of lavender and one of black, which I offset slightly, so as to produce a shadow effect.  I adhered the lattice with foam pieces to add dimension.  I made the cornflowers from periwinkle cardstock and lightly inked them with a deeper blue ink.  I inked the centers more heavily and then inked the tips with gold .  I added blue gems to the centers.  I cut the stems from dark olive cardstock, and also punched some (MS) leaves and branches to tuck in with them.  I added a few tiny artificial flowers, baby's breath and gems.  I added some tiny (MS) punched butterflies, also.
For the inside sentiment, I chose the above stated verse – a favorite of mine - which expresses my thankfulness for someone who has been an Exquisite Friend.  I typed it in PSE 10, printed it on white cardstock, used a Spellbinders die to cut it – and the black and print mats for it.  These were adhered with foam pieces to the mat of lavender on the white card base, so they are raised to form the ‘prop’ for the easel.

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  1. GORGEOUS card Lynden! The colors you chose for this are amazing! Love it all! :)

  2. This card is beautiful Lynden, love the colors too!! Hugs!

  3. What a gorgeous card Lynden!! I absolutely adore the style of card and the colors!! Have a fantastic weekend!



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