At card group last time we made this easel card using the gorgeous 'Going to Seed' silhouette stamp.
As I had a few easel cards left I decided to use them for when Angela and Janet next came to my place for a crafty afternoon. Janet and Angela both love blue and Angela loves using Distress Inks so both parties were catered for nicely LOL!
The design and colour combo are similar to the card group version, I just tweaked a few things here and there. The circle was inked with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks, all applied with ink duster brushes, and the wheat was stamped over the top in Night of Navy ink. To make the stop for the easel I embossed Tumbled Glass Core'dinations CS with a border embossing folder, scuffed the embossing with sandpaper and popped the strip up. I stamped the large birthday sentiment and added the cluster of three flowers. To complete the card I added a trio of butterflies, placing rhinestones onto the punched shapes.
Here's the envelope with the lovely wheat silhouette stamped in one corner.
This card ticks a lot of boxes for me - an easel card, a silhouette stamp, an inky background, scuffed embossing, flowers and butterflies - quite a few of my favourite crafty card making things! I'm happy to say both ladies loved making this card! They're coming again tomorrow afternoon but I've stipulated the card will definitely NOT feature blue or Distress Inks. We've done quite a few of those and it's time I started encouraging my pupils out of their comfort zone!
Stamps: Woodware 'Wheat' & 'Double Birthdays' clear stamp sets, SU! 'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Petite Petals' sets
CS: Craftwork Cards Scallop Circle Easel Frame card blank, SU! Night of Navy, Core'dinations Tumbled Glass CS
Ink: SU! Night of Navy, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Tools: circle Nestabilities dies, circle punches, SU! 'Elegant Butterfly', 'Bitty Butterfly' & Petite Petals punches, border embossing folder from Cuttlebug 'Acanthus' folder set, Inkylicious ink duster brushes
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals, fine sandpaper