Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Good morning blog friends and visitors....

When our grandson was a toddler we would ask him what his favourite colour was, he always said orange, it always made me smile especially as he was only  2-3 years old.  So when I see an abundance of orange I have happy memories and that leads me onto this week's card give-away.  An orange and black twisted easel card....

I used a 6"sq white card base and scored the front of the card, diagonally, corner to corner to create the twist

On the inside of the card and cut smaller panels of orange, black and orange.  These were adhered together and glued onto the card

I used a wiggly scallop oval die (if anyone has the correct name I would appreciate knowing it) to die cut and emboss the black card to sit on the inside of the card

On a piece of orange card I stamped the sentiment and used the next smaller die from the above set to die cut and emboss it.  As this was the main 'stopper' for the easel the orange card had black mounting foam glued to the back prior to placing onto the base 

To cover the easel part I used a smaller panel of black card then orange.  I also embossed the orange card.  These were then adhered to the card

On white watercolour card I stamped the flower using a distress oxide ink.  I then used two watercolour pencils to colour the whole image.  For the centre of the flower I used a ProMarker pen to create the seeds

Another unknown Spellbinders's die was used for the black background card, die cut and embossed then once I had fussy cut the image it was adhered it to the black card

As there was more of a gap on the right side of the flower I added a few gems to that side only.  I don't have an orange in 
the NUVO Crystal Drops, nor do I have orange gems so I coloured white, flat back pearls using a ProMarker

There is plenty of room to write your message, either behind the easel part of underneath it when you lift it up

Side view of card

As always if you would like to give this card a new home please comment on this post by 6pm Friday.  We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner therefore it doesn't matter if you have won previously

We also ship internationally at our own expense

  • white, black and orange cardstock - CE
  • embossalicious embossing folder - Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment - CC
  • wiggly scalloped oval die - Spellbinders
  • other shaped die - Spellbinders
  • 'Adorable Anemone' rubber stamp - Sheena  SD-PPS-IFB-AA
  • watercolour pencil 'orange chrome' - Derwent
  • watercolour pencil ' tangerine' 0300 - Derwent Intense
  • onyx black ink pad - Versafine
  • spiced marmalade distress oxide ink pad - Ranger
  • burnt orange pen - ProMarker
Until later....

June x


  1. Stunning!! Orange is not my colour, but I was recently asked to make a card & box using orange/yellow!! Out of my comfort zone - but I was chuffed with the results!! Haven't made an easel card forages - I find the recipient doesn't know how to display it!
    Love the flower stamp June - looks a lovely size!
    I believe the dies are called 'Deckle Edge' dies, but I prefer your description!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm pleased you like the card Sue. Orange is not my choice either but I do like it teamed with black. I can imagine you card and box was gorgeous

      Sheena's stamp is approx. 6"x4" measuring from furthest points and there are 5 stamps in the set

      Thank you for the correct name of my wiggly scallop dies too!


  2. Hi June this is a stunning card I love it. That is a fabulous design. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous card June and very vibrant. Xx

  4. Oh my goodness, this card is absolutely stunning and I love the colours, although I've never been a fan of black I am now warming to it, love this card

  5. What an impressive card June, the colours are so striking. As with some of the previous comments I'm not an 'orange' person but just have to say the colour choices are truly amazing xxx

  6. lovely card!i dont usually love black cards but this is very striking

  7. Gorgeous card June. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. Very striking card - love the colour combination. Thank you June.

  9. beautiful vibrant colours stunning card sm


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