Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 11

Happy Wednesday everyone! This week the Diedrich kids have challenged us to make a card using the new "Easel Style" which is the hottest new thing now. This was the first time I ever tried it, and I have to say, it's not hard and it's fun! It's a great way to display a card. I know there are directions somewhere out there - but Jess told me how to make them last week when I was in Tennessee, and I just did it without reading any of the directions.

I used a fun new technique on this card that I'm pretty excited about too: You ink up the flat side of the Cuttlebug embossing folder with a brayer, put your cardstock in and run it through your Big Shot (or Cuttlebug) like usual, and waa laa...you have colored embossed paper with the raised swirl (or whatever design) that isn't colored. (Does that make sense?) I used Stampin' Up!'s "Plenty of Petals" embossing folder for this card. You can't tell by looking at the picture that it's embossed, but in person you can see the flowers raised up white, and the background red. Cool, huh?

If you'd like to play along with us, upload your card to SCS or a personal blog and be sure and drop a note on the Whimsical Wednesdays blog and leave a link to your creation. And don't forget to check out the wonderful works of the other Dare Devils. They always do fantastic work. Their links are on the right hand column.
Have a fabulous week!


  1. This is ADORABLE! I LOVE your take on the easel card-so totally awesome and Christmasy! I miss you! It feels like it was forever ago already since you were here visiting!!! Hope you had a good weekend-I'll have to fill you in on mine-it was fabulous! Talk soon I hope! xoxo

  2. Gorgeous card Darla! I love the paper pieced tree!! Great idea!! I will definitley try this! And, I love all the DPs you used. They all look so beautiful together!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the technique. Great idea.

  4. Darla, I really Love this card! Soooo beautifully Christmassy! Love how you made the tree!

  5. that was done with an embossing folder? I thought it was patterned paper. I love hte paper piecing.