Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Unit Blog Hop - Ivy Lane Easel Card

Welcome to the Brae-er's Unit Blog Hop! If you are coming from Tamara's Blog, you are in the right place. 

The new product I chose to show is the Ivy Lane Paper Pack. I loved this paper the moment I saw it. The deep purple mixed with the green is just gorgeous! 

I chose to create an easel card using this paper. Easel cards are not difficult to make, but you need to have an idea before you begin as to what you want to put on the top portion so as to create the correct size. They can be made into circles, rectangles - just about any shape you want. I chose to keep this one simple and just use a square. 

Since I wanted to colour the image, I didn't want a deeply coloured base so I chose to spritz the base instead, using Blush reinker and rubbing alcohol. That way, it was a little lighter than the Blush cardstock would have been. 

I have shown the card from the front view and from both sides. The dark purple flower looks black but it really is dark purple.

All products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted: 

Paper: Ivy Lane Paper Pack, Hollyhock Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Blush Cardstock
Stamps: Hope
Inks: Smokey Plum Pigment Ink, Sweet Leaf Alcohol Marker, Ruby Alcohol Marker, Hollyhock Alcohol Marker, Blush Alcohol Marker, Copic Markers (not CTMH)
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Ivy Lane Assortment, Clear Sparkles, Baker's Twine - Metallic Neutral Assortment, Foam Tape, Quilling Tool, Blush Reinker, Spray Pen, Rubbing Alcohol (not CTMH) 

Now, hop on over to Sheri's Blog and see what she has created for you. 



Nancy Ball said...

I LOVE your card, Alyson.

Arlene Bonsma said...

Great card and such a true sentiment!

Unknown said...

very pretty - I like how you use the flowers to hold your easel up

Michelle said...

I agree the Ivy lane paper is gorgeous!

lucy :) said...

Beautiful card Alyson! Easel cards are fun to make. I am enjoying the Ivy Lane more and more all the time and will have to sit down and do some creative work with it. Now to make something as nice as the card you made. Great job and TFS.

Peninsula Cards and Crafts said...

I love this card and the paper. The colours are so pretty

Unknown said...

Awesome card, Alyson. Stunning work, as always. :)