Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's a Charmed Life on the Emerald Creek Dares

It's time for a brand new challenge on the Emerald Creek Dares blog, featuring "It's a Charmed Life", celebrating the ladies and Mother's Day. When we received this challenge I had the perfect project in mind. So, for my project I decided that I would create a Mother's Day Easel Card featuring a fun flower pot as my focal piece. Lets get started on how you can create my Mother's Day  Easel card at home.

Finding the measurements and scores to create my easel card was the first thing I needed to do. I used the tutorial off of Splitcoast Stampers for the measurements, which you can find here. I cut and scored my pieces out of 100lb white cardstock and then inked a 1/4" in all around the bottom of the easel card and the top piece that measures 4 1/4"x 4 1/4" piece using Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

Once the cardbase was cut and scored, I moved on to stamping my Dear Mother stamp onto 100lb white cardstock using Black Archival Ink. I let the Archival Ink dry for a couple of minutes and then blended Antique Linen Distress Ink over top.

The next image that needed to be stamped onto the 100lb white cardstock was the Large Butterfly. I applied Black Archival Ink to the butterfly and then stamped onto the white cardstock. Once the butterfly was stamped, I coloured it using Black Soot, Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender Distress Markers.  Once coloured, I fussy cut around it and then inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Now that the stamping is done, the next step is to create your flower pot. To create my flower pot, I found a template online that I liked the best, shrunk it, printed it and then traced and cut it out of the 100lb white cardstock. Once the flower pot was cut out, I applied a layer of Distress Embossing Ink and then covered the flower pot with Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder. Once the flower pot was covered in embossing powder, emboss with a heat tool.

Before assembling the card, I cut some patterned paper from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiment paper line. Once the paper was cut, I edge distressed and then inked the edges of the papers and the dear mother saying using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

Before adhering the papers, saying and flower pot down, I cut a variety of flowers and leaves from the Tiny Tattered Floral Die set using Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments and Botanical Tea papers.

Now that all of the pieces are completed, it's time to adhere the patterned pieces to the card. Some finishing touches I added to my flower pot before adhering was the 1/4" strip of paper, just below the brim of the pot as well as the linen thread bow. Once the patterned pieces are adhered to the bottom of the card and the 4 1/4" piece, foam square the flower pot to the middle of the dotted piece on the  4 1/4" piece. After the flower pot is in place, you can add the flowers however you would like to the pot, as well make sure to add a couple of leaves. To decorate the bottom of the easel card, I added three flowers and a leaf to the bottom right hand corner of the saying and one flower to the top left hand corner of the saying. Once everything is adhered, I added the butterfly to the bottom right of the flower pot and bling to the centers of the flowers . 

Products used from Emerald Creek:

Other Products Used:
- Southern Ridge Trading Company: 10mm White Roses
- Ranger/Tim Holtz: Distress Markers: Black Soot, Shaded Lilac & Milled Lavender,  Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Embossing Ink
- Ranger Ink: Black Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Tiny Tattered Floral Dies
- Graphic 45 - "Botanical Tea": Spring Duet
- Graphic 45 - "Sweet Sentiments": Perfect Petals, Sweet Sentiments & Heart Song
- Misc: Linen Thread & Jewels

Make sure that you go and check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team as they have all created fantastic pieces for this weeks challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Mother's Day Easel card. Don't forget to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

Until Next Time!


  1. Gorgeous!! Your Tiny Tattered Floral are perfect!

  2. Beautiful grungy flowers Katelyn...and your card is so pretty!!

  3. Fantastic card! I love your tiny tattered florals - so perfect!

  4. Katelyn, this is a BEAUTIFUL Mother's Day card! That Burnt Copper Leaves looks great on the flower pot, and the butterfly really is a stunner! All of your flowers are so perfectly twisted up--this must have taken forever to make! Wonderful work! Hugs!

    1. Thanks Sara Emily! Yes the flowers did take a long time to twist up, but they turned out perfectly!

  5. Love your flowers, Katelyn! Gorgeous colours! And the easel card is so perfectly done! Claudia x

  6. Wow. The flower pot turned out awesome and the flowers were fantastic. Thank you Katelyn this was perfect!