Friday, July 26, 2013

IBS July Blog Hop - Sketches

Happy Friday!

Today's card is for the IBS July Blog Hop.  This month there are two sketches to choose from:

I immediately thought of a Gatefold card when I saw Sketch #1.  Then I saw a tutorial for an Easel Gatefold card and had to give it a try.  It turned out exactly how I envisioned (the beautiful Bo Bunny paper made it easy).  

So, here is my card closed:

When it is first opened:

And, with the easel standing:

A few tips:  

- I glued two doilies back to back so it would look nice on both sides.

- The bow is attached with a glue dot to the seam binding and a self-adhesive velcro dot on the end of the seam binding holds the card closed.

- I used a hot glue gun to attach the crochet trim (wanted to ensure it wouldn't come loose from the pressure of the easel).

I hope you like today's card as much as I do.  Let me know if you have any questions on creating an Easel Gatefold card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Kraft and Very Vanilla CS, Bo Bunny Prairie Chic Calico PP, Crumb Cake Ink, EKSuccess Flower and MS Grass Border Punches, Sizzix Beautiful Wings and Sweetest Stem Embosslits and Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet, Spellbinders Gazebo and Labels 18 Dies, SU Doilies, CTMH Rhinestones, IBS Crochet Trim and Seam Binding, SU Seam Binding, and IBS Big Notes in French, Fancy Labels 18, and Just Because Stamp Sets.


Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - Elaborate card! Thanks for joining in at IBS~

Karli said...

Lisa, this is card perfection! Absolutely stunning!!!!i luv the easel part you added~ I'm. In. Love.

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! I hope you don't mind if we share this on our FB page. It is just gorgeous! Hugs, Joanna

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Fantastic shape and wonderful papers.

Camille Short said...

Love it!

Diana said...

What a great card. Looks absolutely great.

Regina said...

Lisa! Deine Karte ist traumhaft schön!
Die kleine Gartenlaube hast du ganz zauberhaft mit Blumenranken geschmückt!
Die Kartenform finde ich auch genial!

Wünsche euch einen wunderschönen Sommertag und
liebe Grüße Regina

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning, Lisa!

Ellen said...

Absolutely stunning inside and out! Love it!!