ID: MC Aug/18 - Easel Alcohol Negative - ECD Autumn - Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect card
size: 7"w x 5"H (Easel closed)

Created: August 24, 2018

I created 3 cards with 1 alcohol background from a 5 x 7" piece of Yupo - this one is a negative from the die cut and is the 2nd in the series... You can see the others HERE (Positive die cut) and HERE (the frame)

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Four Seasons - Autumn" 4pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design 

("Life Doesn't Have to Be Perfect..."); ("Leaves" 6pce set); (Leaves("10 Tiny Tag Sentiments")



Scored and folded my white cardstock to create the easel structure. Cut another piece same size as card, dry embossed using Darrice "Wire Fence" embossing folder. Hit the high points with a Distress red pad. Adhered to card front.

Die cut the leaves background (Tutti Designs "Leaves Background") from black cardstock and pieced the negative pieces from the alcohol background into the openings...

As mentioned... the background was created for the 1st card and the scraps used for this and the next card. (Created the alcohol background from a 5" x 7" piece of white Yupo using a "Butterscotch", "Poppy Field" and "Botanical" alcohol ink and blending solution.) 

Die cut the "Autumn" another alcohol background on glossy paper.

The butterfly is from my stash...


On the floor: Embossed the floor same as front. 

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on white cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals" die set, sponged some "Candied Apple" around the edges. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape.

Created silhouette files for the leaves and cut out, then stamped using the black and clear embossed. Colored with watercolors.

Stamped the "Just a Note" on white cardstock, clear embossed, trimmed down, added picot ends and adhered to floor to act as my stopper.

Tied a bow from the green gauze ribbon.

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