10 April, 2014

Marg's Damask Garden easel card

Hello Bloggers

 Marg shares her gorgeous card with us:

'Hello everyone and welcome to the blog.
Today I'd like to share with you an Easel Card created with Meg's Garden's stunning Damask Paper Collection.  These papers were designed by Denise Boddey and have such a lot of fabulous detail on them which are perfect to use for card making or scrapbooking just as they are, but are also simply wonderful for fussy cutting.
Here is the card closed.

 All of the paper elements used here were taken from the papers.  Some are from leftover pieces from the 12 x 12 sheets and some from the Mini Pack.  I will leave a list of Meg's Garden products at the bottom of this post.
This is how the card looks standing up.

 I hand sewed around the edge with some embroidery cotton, added some strips of my favourite Washi Tape and dabbed a little gesso on the edge.  I like to add little touches like this simply to make it more my own.  The flowers were fussy cut twice and then slightly curled and layered.  I fussy cut the labels from another sheet of the paper and mounted them on some card for extra dimension and strength.  The chipboard flourishes are from a single piece which was coloured and clear embossed and then cut into pieces to fit in with the cluster.  The frame was also coloured and then clear embossed.  Unfortunately when I did the doodling on the frame it was quite late at night and I was very tired, hence it is not very well done but, having used a Sharpie, it also could not be removed.  One lives and learns doesn't one!!  LOL

 I've used a wooden flourish to anchor the card when standing and the small labels were fussy cut from the Mini Pack and mounted on some card for dimension.

Just a closie of the labels.  Even though these are quite small there is still a lot of detail on them.

  A view of the inside of the card ...

 ... and some closies of the front.

 The gorgeous vintage brads used for the flower centres are also available at Meg's Garden.

This card almost didn't get completed.  I had all the elements laid out ready to stick down when I saw a card made by one of my Teamies (Heather Jacob no less) and she had used almost the same elements that I had.  Shock!!!  Horror!!!  In the end though, hers is very different from mine so I am glad I went ahead with it anyway.  

List of Meg's Garden Products -
The Damask Garden Collection:
Blue Belle Jardiniere 12 x 12 Paper - P6380
Blue & Green Damask 12 x 12 Paper - P6368
Framboise Fleur 12 x 12 Paper - P6371
Damask Mini Paper Pack - S120
Vintage Brads - vpb

Thank you so much for visiting.  Please take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg'

A very beautiful easel card - well done Marg. So pleased you did not give up on it because Heather's card is different & we always need to see projects that use similar elements but are different.  Totally love the way all your elements hang off the card when it stands - really unusual.

Bye for now


  1. Another exquisite care Margaret. The fussy cut flowers with the antique look centres is a lovely touch :)

  2. love love love love love ..... you are the queen of cards Margy ... so beautiful x