Saturday, 13 July 2013

Surf's Up - Circle Easel Card

I have always made my cards from bought card blanks, but recently have decided to try some different shapes and have started making my own cards.  
This is my first circular easel card.

First I made a basic 5" circle card blank from white cardstock, plus an extra circle the same size.  I then mountain-folded the front of the card in half.
Using Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Brights, I covered the bottom section in striped paper and the extra circle in yellow spotty paper. 
For the image, I printed a free digi-stamp from Simply Cards & Papercraft (by Polkadoodles) and coloured it with pencil crayons.  I made the sentiment by printing the wording within a surfboard shape, which I also coloured with pencil crayons.  I gave the surfboard a little tab at the bottom so it would stand up. 
I decorated the yellow circle around the edge with mini blossoms punched from two of the other patterned papers, with some petals over the edge of the card.  I added another two of the blossoms to the surfer's hair using a mini brad, then attached the picture to the card using 3D foam squares. 
I glued the yellow circle to the easel and attached a large yellow brad on the bottom of the card to make it stand up.  Then I attached the surfboard sentiment by its tab at the front of the bottom section. 
To finish off the card, I glued mini blossoms around the sentiment and added little gems to their centres.

I have created this card for the following challenges:
1. Polkadoodles Week 28 - Summer Fun
2. The Crafting Cafe - Summer's Here
3. DoCrafts Blog - Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes
4. Imagination Crafts Challenge 1 - Anything Goes


  1. Surftastic card :)

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck!


  2. Fantastic little card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts and good luck.

  5. Fab card ! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

  6. Wow well done on your first circle easel card - it looks fab!

    Thanks for playing along at The Crafting Cafe this month! Claire x

  7. Really gorgeous, I love the bright summery colours and the surf board is fab, thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog (only entries using imagination crafts products are eligible for the prize draw)
    Lindsay xx


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I am always trying to improve my colouring and cardmaking skills and constructive feedback is always welcomed.

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