Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Twisted Peppermint Moon

I was inspired to use this stamp by Ellen Taylor, who used it in her post HERE.  The colors on my cardfront match the bottom of the card in real life, but somehow when I took the picture it looks like different colors were used on the bottom.  Go figure!

I really like twisted easels and so do my friends.  I used to think they limited my ability to write extra if I wanted, so I started using the back side of the card for my note.  Some said they liked that so they could stand it up for others to see without sharing the personal writing.

CARD FRONT AND IMAGES:
  1. Stamped Peppermint Moon with Espresso Truffle on white cardstock twice, painted with Twinkling H2O's, cut out, embossed with stylus from the back, and mounted on Lacey Circles largest die cut from white cardstock.  Cut out extra sash and tree, painted with H2O's, embossed from the back with stylus, and mounted with 3D pop-dots on main image.
  2. Stamped two more trees from the main image, painted and trimmed (one for the easel bottom and one for the envelope).
  3. Created card front and bottom bases using the outised of  the Curved Matting Basics largest die as a stencil on white cardstock. Used as a die to get 2 red die cuts.  Stamped CAC Thick Stripes on white 8.5"X11" cardstock with SU Real Red twice along the length. 
  4. The bottom was built just like the top, only Lacey Ovals was used for the sentiment.  The sentiment from Round Ornaments was stamped with Real Red too.  The extra tree was mounted on the smallest Lacey Circles die cut.
  5. 2mm round and 5mm heart pearls, Glossy Accents for the stars, Glitter, a bow, and heart pen were added to embellish.
  6. *I've had the glue bottles you see in Supplies for nearly 6 years.  I use them for Glossy Accents and other adhesives.  They're great for small places.  **At first I thought the QuikStik would be awkward, but after using it I love it!! Thanks to you, Kitty Caracciolo. It doesn't grip it as hard as the AIG Sticky Sticks and means the Glossy Accents doesn't have to have started drying for the item to release.  Also, that green stuff you see on the tip lasts forever.

TWISTED EASEL BASE:
  1. I did the easel base the same as my tutorial HERE.  As an extra step on this card I trimmed around the rounded corners on the front so they lined up after mounting the cardfront.
Thanks for stopping by to look and share everyone!!


 Shirley

SUPPLIES:

24 comments:

Shona said...

Very pretty card, Shirley ! I love the twisted easel cards also, and this one is really nice. The colours are so cheerful and I love the sentiment. I'm going to have to try that Quickstick thing. I really need help with the little things !

Patti J said...

Shirley, this is just SO pretty! I love the way the color pop! It's happy, and such great traditional colors, and the fun fold is just a huge bonus! So glad that you are finding time to be creative...Hugs!

Benzi said...

Ooh, la, la...love those red and white stripes and the wonderful Peppermint Moon. Twisted easels look so awesome and I've only tried the regular easel card. I'll have to give this a try sometime.
Beautiful creation, Shirley!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Isn't this beautiful...love the twisted easel design, Shirley, and the red and white striped paper looks sooo pretty...especially on that sweet little moon!!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a pretty twisted easel design Shirley! and I just love all the stripes - especially on that wonderful moon stamp with the hanging stars!

Craftyfield said...

Here's one that will look awsome on the mantelpiece... I too, think easel cards are great for display

Beth Norman said...

I'm intimidated by this style of card. You did it so well. Love the stripes. Great, great card.

Crafting Queen said...

REally lovely card.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Shirley! This is gorgeous!! I think that image is so unique and fun!! Love your twisted easel design as well! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

Conniecrafter said...

very fun and sweet card, love those little trees and great idea about where to add the personal sentiment!

Ellen said...

Wowza Shirley! Your CAC Striped paper is fantastic with the peppermint moon! I am going to have to give the twisted easel a try. Your card is so festive and inspiring! Have a great day my friend!
Hugs

Greta said...

This is stunning, Shirley! Wonderful creation using a stamp I've never seen--love it!

April said...

What a lovely, cheery card! You did a great job on this easel twist card. Love it!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Shirley, oh my word, what a gorgeous card, so fun....love it! I yet have to make a easel twist card but you my friend have inspired me to make one! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Bonnie said...

Shirley, this is knock down all out GORGEOUS! Love that striped paper and the gorgeous little trees all decorated! This looks like it would fit the Merry Monday challenge at Always Playing with Paper.

Diane said...

Very pretty card, Shirley. I love the twisted easel card, and the fun paper it turned out great.

Hugs Diane

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley, Your twisted easel cards are always so beautiful including this one. I really like that whimsical image as well. The striped paper works perfecting with it. Cheers, Shirleyx

Valerie Nolan said...

Hi Shirley, I love your twisted easel card and what a gorgeous stamp, not seen that one before:)I love how you give such detail on the resources needed to make it, so helpful.
Val x

Donna Ellis said...

How wonderful this card is, Shirley! So much dimension and prettiness in the round features. Of course, the images are dynamite, but it is your special touches which make them so fabulous. I especially like your tiny, detailed Christmas trees and pretty bow which reaches around the moon! The candy theme is darling, but your card is oh-so-pretty! I have missed seeing your artwork very much. hugs, de

Elena said...

I really like this twist! Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is fabulous! Love the twisted easel and that peppermint stripe paper makes me happy all over! SO beautiful with the peppermint moon too! Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Katie said...

Wonderful card Shirley! Love the red and white stripes. And the dimension you created with this stamp is awesome. I like your idea to write on the back too. :) Hope you are doing well. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a cool card Shirley! I have never seen the moon image before and have fallen in love at first sight. Great card treatment...looks so hard to do. :). Good to see you again!

Maria said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card! Love the design and fabulous image! So pretty...well done!

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