Ann's challenge for the last two weeks was to do a 'Shaped Easel Card'. This is the first time I have made one and the Octagonal template is a FREEBIE over on Ann's blog.
I changed my mind so many times before finally deciding on this one.
Top backing paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD, Oriental Dreams I think, the base paper is from Ann's Digi Shop.
For my topper I used one of my oriental stamps which had been stamped onto card which I had distressed. I have used my new Martha Stewart Corner Punch on the mat and then placed the topper on top. I have distressed the edges of the card with Butterscotch Adirondack Ink, it shows a bit too dark but it has been a learning curve and I will go carefully next time. For my stopper I added a ribbon border from my stash and a chinese coin completes the card.
I am a retired housewife, married for 47 years in October to Colin. He is my best friend and supports me in whatever I do.I joined Stampin' Up! in March 2015 and not looked back since. I love how their products match from card, ink, through to embellishments.