Tuesday, February 23, 2010

M5D..My First Easel Card...Melissa

Hi Everyone...I know you are not used to seeing so many posts from me in such a short time, but I guess I am trying to catch up.  I have been seeing these easel cards around for quite awhile now, and I have never had the nerve to give one a try.  Always thinking that something is going to be far more work than it really is.  These are surprisingly easy to make, so if you have been reluctant, take the plunge and give it a try.  They are no harder than any other card, and actually, the change is refreshing now and then.

This card was made with many items from the McMahon Five Designs Store.  I LOVE that store!!  They have everything to create such pretty and unique projects
The image is part of the D'Amour Allure Collection from the M5D store and is printed on Neenah white paper.  The fence is punched onto wood paper, and many of the flowers and gems are all items that can be found at the M5d store

I added some flower soft at the base of the fence to brighten it up and make it look as if those flowers are just bursting happily between the fence posts.
She looks like she is thinking happy thoughts about something.

I hope you enjoy my first easel card, and I would really recommend that you try one if you haven't yet.  Have a great evening my friends.

Challenges for this card:
Secret Crafter-multi-folds
Timeless Tuesday-All About Me
Fussy and Fancy-Dazzle us
Cute Card Thursday-Metal mania
Your Next Stamp- Spring Colors
The Pink Elephant-Ribbon
Incy Wincy-Punch it
Practical Scrapper-Flowers
Paper Sundaes-Glittery Spring
Little Red Wagon-Ribbon
Stamp Something-Touch of Spring
Our Creative Corner-New Technique
Spoonful of Sugar- Spring
Creatilicious-A Little Something
Everybody Art-Easel


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carolyn this is stunning your colours, design and the image along with the gorgeous flowers and punched border are just a pure delight and well done for making your first easel card it is wonderful.

Lorraine x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

WOW Carolyn, guess your done digging out of all that snow and ready to craft!! Love this card, make more!! Never used flower soft, sounds interesting. Cute image - TFS, Jane

loz said...

Such a bright and beautiful card Carolyn. I love making easel cards also..Loz

Betty Boo! said...

Beautiful card Carolyn! Thank you for playing along with us at TPE this week!


cabio's craft corner said...

Carolyn, sorry for the late visit. After these few busy weeks, I finally decided to stop everything from crafting for this weekend and reserve every single minute for myself to just enjoy visiting bloggers.
Such a wonderful background for the sweet image. Fun easel card and lovely color scheme!!

Christine said...

Very cute, love the way you did the flowersoft on the fence! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Karen W said...

Just beautiful and I love the Easel cards and I agree they are so easy. Thanks for the idea of the fence punch of wood cardstock. I have some of that and never thought to use it with that punch, DUH! LOL

Dee Jackson said...

Very pretty! i made my first easel card recently and was surprised at how easy it was. You did a fab job on this. Thank you for playing FTTC54 this week.

Holly said...

Very pretty! I love the riot of colors.

Sherri said...

Beautiful card....so bright and cheery! Love the way you used the flowersoft too!

Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Priscilla said...

Just lovely :) Those colors are wonderful and I love the fence with the flower soft.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn I've discovered that on my laptop I can leave you comments without computer issues, woohoo! I love your easel card....the colors are vibrant and fun and your image is colored perfectly! BTW, it qualifies for our current challenge to create a little something and your tiny flowers work perfectly!

Shana said...

Amazing! I love your fence border and flower soft edge - perfect for spring! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

Liz said...

Beatifully made Thanks for joining Incy Wincy this week

Liz xx

Trudi said...

Gorgeous Carolyn! Love the colors and the flower soft! Thanks for playing along this week at TPE!

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn...I am one of those people who haven't made one yet...where to find the time is my biggest excuse..LOL Yours is simply stunning..I would have never guessed it was your first. But, you are so talented anyway...I think you can do anything my friend. Stunning.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Unknown said...

Gorgeous easel card! I love all the yummy deets you added to this one, and that image is darling!
Kim xXx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Love the Spring colors! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Love the cheerful colors.. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

I love it! So many details, you did a great job. I definitely want to make one now.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Lovely card! Great details and love the flower soft accents too. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Stamp Something this week! :)

Krista said...

What a beautiful card! Love all the details. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card lovely image, great papers, luv all the matting & fence, sue,x

Kylie said...

WOW - such detail! I love everything.

Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious this month.

Cheryl said...

So bright and cheerful a perfect Easel card!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Jennifer said...

Lovely color choice. Too cute! Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Carolyn,

Great easel card! I was afraid to make one for awhile too, but when I finally did, I found it was really easy and I very much enjoyed it! Your image is so sweet and I love your Spellbinders die cuts and that paper lace. Your new blog design is wonderful too! Great job on trying a new technique. So happy you could have fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

Maureen said...

Congrats on your first easel card - I agree that they're much easier than they look! Really love the "wood" fence with the flower soft - looks great!! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Carolyn! Melissa looks so beautiful sitting on this stunning easel card. I'm still scared to make one! LOL! Maybe you can teach me! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the wood fence and the flower soft. ADORABLE!! Your coloring is beautiful too

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