Twisted Sister

Friday, 13 May 2011

I always love trying new techniques and new folds. When I saw this ‘twist’ on the regular easel cards I thought it looked difficult – how wrong was I?!! I love making these cards now; I think it’s one of my favourite types of cards at the moment.

So here’s my first attempt at a twisted easel - a birthday card for my sister



Like the original easel card, it’s very difficult to photograph!

The image I used is from Sketching Stamper and is called Valentina. I coloured her with my copics and teamed her with papers from the MME Stella & Rose pad. I love the vintagy feel of it.


I finally got a lace border doo hickey (have wanted one forever, but they’re so expensive!) and I after I cut a few strips I ran them through my paper crimper and scrunched it up. Then I attached it to the card with some extra sticky tape.


The sentiments are from Waltzing Mouse and I added a few blue Swarovski’s for a bit of bling. I also used up some of the scrap paper on the sentiments. I added a pocket to the inside underneath the flap to hide some money in – the recipient found it incredibly quickly though!!


This card fits the following challenges;

By the Cute & Girly: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations: Decorate the inside of your cards

Double Dutch: Make a vintage card

Oh La La Creations: Tres Chic

One Stop Craft Challenge: Birthdays

Scrappy Frogs: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp & Show: Anything Goes

ABC Challenge: U for Underneath

LinkThe Crafty Pad: Spots & Dots

The Shabby Tearoom: Ruffles

Thanks for looking



sasa said...

Just great - love your original design and colours.
Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp & Show!


Dawn said...

I love twisted easels too!
Thank you for sharing your card with us at The crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

coops said...

wow, fantastic card sheena.i love the stunning image and shape and your colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining Creative inspirations this week

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

oh this is gorgeous! I love the gold!Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

Dawn said...

I'm sure I left a comment for you already! Just in case!
I love your twisted easel card. The colours you've used are fab!
Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Netty said...

I really have to try this twisted easel card design, Yours is fab and that image is a darling. Good luck in the draw, Annette xx (One Stop Craft DT)

Victoria said...

a gorgeous card love this thank you for joining us on abc this week x

marilynprestonn said...

Love this beautiful woman image and the twisted easel card. What an original entry to our Crafty Creations Challenge. Glad you could join us, do come again. :)Peggy

aqualeiga said...

Love twisted easels, and yours is fab! I am so pleased that you decided to join us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our Spots & Dots challenge. Hugs, Ali x

Anne said...

Super card! Thanks for hopping into OLL to share it with us. Hugs x

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of decorating the inside of your cards over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a terrific card! That image is wonderful and I love that border - looks great the way you ran it through the crimper. So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!