Today, I made a card for no other reason than to occupy my mind. It didn't really work... I still shed my tears I'd been holding back all day. It's really a long sordid story but suffice to let you know that I discovered I was not invited to a family wedding. It made me realize the day my 94 year old mother passes, I will no longer have anyone who will love me unconditionally. So, it made for an empty heart today and my card paid the price. I couldn't fill it up enough. lol Here I'll show you:
Oh, look! A twisted easel card:
Here's a side view:
Here's a close up of the image:
I didn't think this through very well... when I added the eyelets on the corners, it made for an unattractive back view so I decided to cover it with card stock. THAT was NOT the answer either... so I added a flower:
I want to show you why I LOVE to make easel cards. First, they make the card look so much more elegant! In my "Ema-gination" anyway. But most importantly, I'm using more and more paper and let me tell you, I've been hoarding it for a really LONG time so I have a LOT of it. I'm left with large scraps that I might could make a second card with and then these itty, bitty scraps that I am able to toss without reaching into the trashcan to retrieve them:
Isn't that wicked awesome!?! It lifts my spirits momentarily there to get to show you that. :)
I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
(The six embellishments on top left and bottom right corner are eyelets.)
I am a follower of these blogs. The blog layout I use does not allow me to list challenges on a sidebar. Instead, I display badges and / or links here.
Here's the sketch:
Here is the color inspiration:
This is how I put my card together:
(There's NO way I could possibly get you a direct link.
I cannot remember the name of the paper pad!)
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM
Flowers, buttons, twine and eyelets from my stash
Ssooo, I also wanted to participate in Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #219 - Decorate Your Card Inside and Out but I forgot the sentiment! Go figure! I guess it's a good thing though... this is the first time ever I've listed so many challenges! I think I'm OK with each of the challenge rules, but I might could have missed one! :\ I hope not! lol
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