Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Adding Flowers . . . with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #123 - Add Flowers

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Digital Delights
Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Winners!!
1. $10 Gift Certifcate
2. 1 Digital Image
3. 1 Digital Image


Today I have used the Pretty Petals 2 digital stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors this week to make a centre easel card.

I printed the image several times on white textured cardstock, heat set,
coloured the centre of each flower, leaves and stems using Copic markers
cut one image panel into a circle then fussy cut the rest of the flowers.
I went around the edges of the fussy cut flowers with a tuxedo black marker.

This is my first time making a centre easel card, so I thought I would share some of the details:

  • 7" x 12" panel of cardstock scored at 6" so that the folded card is 7" wide x 6" tall
  • strips cut at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2" from the bottom edge to the top card fold,
    resulting in three panels 1 1/2", 4" and 1 1/2" wide
  • adhere the 1 1/2" strips to the card base
  • take the 4" x 6" centre panel and score across at 3"
  • mat each of the panels, including the inside one
  • cut the image panel into a circle 4 1/4" diameter
  • mat the image panel
  • adhere image panel to the upper edge of the lower middle panel,
    ensuring the circle in aligned evenly when the card is closed flat
  • adhere multiple layers of fussy cut flowers to the image panel for dimension
  • adhere fussy cut flowers to decorate the side panels
  • cut a sentiment panel 2" x 2 3/4" and mat same as front panels
  • adhere sentiment
  • the sentiment panel makes the wedge to hold folded front panel
    to make the centre easel fold card 

I'm really please how these fancy folds turned out and have some more pics to share.

Miss Daisy Stamps - digital stamp - Pretty Petals 2
Copic markers - flower centres - Y35
Copic markers - stems and leaves - YG03 YG17
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Fly Free Collection
textured cardstock
Paper Smooches - Hello Words Dies
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive (to adhere layers)
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesvie (to adhere sentiment)

Sending a big Thank You to Miss Daisy Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #123 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #94 - Anything Goes + optional twist "For Mom"
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Challenge #50 - My Secret Garden
Crafting By Designs - May Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fold It Fancy 
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #239 - One For The Ladies / Mother's Day
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes 

Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches - May 2017 Challenge - Flowers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1720 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #329 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 18/19 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #243 - Graduation Cards or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option "Mother's Day"
STAMPlorations - May Challenge - Theme and Sketch
I was inspired by the sketch


  1. Tracy it's a very beautiful card

    gr karin

    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Gorgeous easel card Tracy! The flowers go perfectly with your paper, too! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  3. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Di's Digi Designs. We would love to see you again soon.
    Deborah A

  4. Such a lovely elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles crafting week 18/19. Helen DT

  5. This is beautiful and I love that center cut easel. This whole card is just breathtaking, even the fussy cut flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!

  6. I love daisies and your lovely card shows them off perfectly! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. I Love a shaped card! Thanks for joining us again at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge.

  9. Gorgeous card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  10. Such a pretty card, loving it. Thanks for sharing how to make this style of card.Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle.
    Jean xx

  11. Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely center easel card with us at Making Memories Crafting - and including the how to !

  13. So beutiful!!!! love that carddesign!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Beautiful and unusual card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Making Memories Crafting". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Making Memories Crafting...

  15. Beautiful make! Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

  16. Wonderful color and pattern combo. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  17. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Victorine Stamps! Hope t see you again! DT Christi

  18. Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along at Victorine Stamps. I hope you'll join us again. Lisa~DT

  19. Gorgeous design and such fresh Spring colors, Tracy! Thanks so much for joining our 'My Secret Garden' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  20. Beautiful easel card
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting
    Maria Pilar DT

  21. This is so pretty!! Thanks so much for your instructions- I'll definitely have to try making one of these!! Thank you so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla

  22. Now this is a FLOWER card! So many flowers! I wouldn't mind getting that many flowers:) LOL! Beautiful card! THANKS for joining in the fun with our May challenge <3


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