The massive area of an easel card is so much fun to decorate and embellish. There's even room for a hidden tag! (see how-to post on making easel cards by clicking here.) I want this to be a loving Christmas card without using the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.
I've prepared this easel style card using Bazzill dark blue and Basic Grey eskimo kisses in snow globe and thin ice. All edges were pierced then stitches drawn with Copic atyou Spica sky blue.
This time I added a pocket and tag in the unused space located under the easel. I hand sewed the edges of the pocket to the background matting piece to allow a little more space for the tag to slide in and out more easily. Check it out . . .
I used the lovely Magnolia brother and sister stamp with the intention of changing the perception of that image to represent the young love of girl/boyfriend or endearing love of wife/husband.
It always makes me so happy when I can easily find Copic markers to coordinate with my papers.
I created quilled folded roses and smeared rock candy distress stickles over the surfaces of them. The leaves are punched from a punch bunch multi-punch. A Making Memories ornament charm hangs from the ribbon on the card front.
Here's another view of the completed easel style card, with hidden tag pocket. I hope it clearly expresses that I feel my husband is a gift to me and that "all I want for Christmas is . . ." I might even tuck something special in that hidden tag pocket for him.
Skin: E000, E00, YR00, R20
Tilda Hair/Edwin Shoes: E11, E15, E18
Edwin Hair: E31, E34, E37
Overalls: B91, B93, B95
Dress/Socks: RV93, RV95, RV99, G82, G85, G99
Tilda Shoes: T0, T6, T8
Edwin Shirt: E04, E07, E09
Ground: W7, W5, W3, W1
Airbrushing: R21, BG11