Tuesday, November 30, 2021

An Easel card, Plus


This is a card I made for my local swap group for November.  The challenge was to make an interactive card that had an element that moved, popped or generally was not just 'flat'.

This is how my card would have looked when the recipient took it out of the envelope

Once it was opened and set for viewing, it would have looked like this

I used a plain green card base, with papers from a Recollections Pad named Rainbow Inks.
The flowers were made from white card, coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Summer Sky Opal Polish, and then sprayed with blue mica sprays - the leaves were from the base card with green mica spray added before die cutting.  
All the dies were older S/B dies, including the base of the focal panel

The wee panels on the side  after being assembled were were adhered using foam tape.
The flower centers are coloured brads that I have had for a v-e-r-y long time...

Here the sprays show on the die cuts

This is how the card looks in profile once 'stood up', and you can just see the mechanism used to pop the focal panel.

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Mac Mable said...

Such a creative and interactive card, which looks amazing Maxine. The mica sprays are so pretty and your card is absolutely beautiful. A real stunner x.

Gerrina said...

What a great shape you used! And the flowers are beautiful on that BG-paper! Hugs, Gerrina

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for taking the time in joining us over at Gem of a Craft Challenge. We hope to see you again soon. DT Alison x

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine

Wow what a fabulous card You Made here it’s very pretty.
Hope You are well
I’m still tired and cough and feeling dizy after I tested positive Corona 2 november
Hope it goed by very quick So I can go to work soon.
And beiing my young self again lol
Hugs and Creativity

brenda said...

Green and blue make a perfect colour palette Maxine and you have used such soft shades here, it's lovely.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such a fun fold on your beautiful card!

Sarn said...

I love a great card shape - and this is one of them! Lovely.

I've got a mug of hot chocolate with your name on it in the Playground Treehouse once you’ve finished playing on the swings!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

R's Rue said...

You are so talented my friend.

Cynthia said...

Lovely details and fun card fold, Maxine!

Kristine said...

What a beautiful and interesting easel card Maxine 🥰 love it!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, lovely flowers and pretty colours - a super design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dawn T said...

this is one amazingly stunning interactive card Maxine. You've made a fabulous card.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh WOW Maxine! This is a beautiful fold and your colorway is equally beautiful! It makes me want to make one right away! xx, Autumn

Kim said...

So pretty and clever! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and stunning card, great design....love this...Have a lovely weekend xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a fabulous design and love the shimmering flowers
Cheers, Dr Sonia

creationsnz said...

This is mine! THe colours are so delicious IRL and are in my favourite colour range. Thanks Maxine. CarolG

Squdge said...

Fab design on your card.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Keep crafting!
Lj xx
Crafter's Castle

candio said...

Beautiful Card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!! Candace DT

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card and a great fold!

Di said...

Very clever - as well as pretty too!


Di xx

Neet said...

Wow, you have excelled with this. What a simply gorgeous card it is. I love the colour palette you have chosen for it and the die for the centre square works so well.
Blessings Neet xx