Of my 5 card entries for this year's Artisan Award entry, 3 were standard fold and size cards, one was a round card and this one was a special fold called an Easel Card. This is a really neat style of fold that I've rarely done. In fact this may only be the second time. I usually only send them to someone I can later call and tell them how to stand it up because I would guess most non-card makers would not notice it can stand all on it's own.
The card base on this one is vellum- designed that way so light comes through the window when it is set up. This one involved a bit of planning ahead especially the branch stamped on the vellum so that it is seen through the window.
To complete the scene I made some faux picture frames for the wall using the small oval punch. To emboss the frame I just layed them on my paper piercing mat and drew an oval frame with a pencil, going over it multiple times to make the impression. Then sponged the edges for an antiqued look. The chair rail is made with the crimper and the wallpaper is the Everyday Enchantment DSP that was a Sale-a-Bration freebie. My bird cage was stamped on vellum then "fussy cut" so that it is also transluscent.
So that's it. Let me know what you think about my most detailed and involved card for the Artisan Award entries. There's a good chance I won't be making another of this one. Thank you for visiting!
Stamps: Aviary, Something Sweet
Colors: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Naturals Ivory, Vellum, Old Olive
Accessories: 3/4" square punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Boho Blossom punch, scallop border punch, small oval punch, scoring blade, crimper, basic pearls