I like birthday cards that are 'useful', so I have made an easel card which contains a recipe.
I folded a piece of 10" by 7" card in two and used a Spellbinders grand scalloped oval to cut through the two layers to form the basis of the card, making sure that the die overlapped the fold so that the card did not end up in two pieces! One oval was then folded in half again to make the easel mechanism.Using the same die I cut a piece of green card which I attached to the lower fold to form the easel and a piece of Neenah card.
The Neenah card was stamped with a blackberry fool recipe from Joanna Sheen's country kitchen series. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added glossy accents to the fruit and glitter to the leaves. Distress ink dusty concord was used round the edges, before attaching it to the base of the main card. Die cut 'Best' 'Wishes' were then added.
The stamp used for the easel top is from Joanna Sheen's Autumn House Mouse collection. Again I coloured with Promarkers, edged with dusty concord, highlighted the berries with glossy accents and glittered the leaves. I then mounted this onto purple mirri card before fixing to the green card. A sentiment stamped onto light green card and mounted onto purple mirri card was fixed at the base of the topper.
The stop for the easel was made up of leaves stamped from the above House Mouse set and glittered!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - dies and punches
Cupcake Craft - photo inspired - I used the colours
Passion For Promarkers - easel does it
Whoopsi Daisy - use two or more dies
QKR Stampede - fruity fun
Eureka Stamps - have a happy birthday
House Mouse and Friends - add some sparkle