Hello again!  Today I would like to share a Spring card with you made with the gorgeous Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar.  I have to admit... I'm not much of a card girl; I mostly create layouts.  This is my second attempt ever at making a card.  I hope you all like it! 
Let me show you how I created this easel card.  I learned how to make it by browsing tutorials on the web, but I changed the dimensions of my own card.

Supplies needed:
* Scoring Board (or a ruler and a stylus)
* 6"x12" sheet of cardstock
* 6"x6" sheet of cardstock
* Adhesive

STEP 1:  Place the 6"x12" sheet of cardstock on the scoring board and score at the 6-inch mark and the 9-inch mark.

STEP 2:  Fold the cardstock as shown above.  Flip the card over so that the largest section is facing down.

STEP 3:  Take the 6"x6" sheet and adhere to the section shown above.

This is what your card will look like from the front.

Here is a side view of the easel card.

STEP 4:  Adhere Spring Sky paper to the cardstock and voilà!  Your card is ready to be decorated!
First I cut out this corner cluster of flowers from Donna's 'One Sheet Wonderful' paper and adhered it to the upper corner of my card.
I added a cluster of mulberry and chipboard flowers in the other corner as well as some shiny, blingy leaves.  :o)  The lavender chipboard flowers (Dusty Attic Flower Layers #3 DA0504) were misted with Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz and highlighted with coordinating Fairy Dust Glitter.  The edges were inked with Colorbox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Queue in Misty Meadow. 
This chipboard element made by The Dusty Attic (Ornate Corner #10 DA0556) was painted with white acrylic paint, inked with Colorbox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink in Chestnut and spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Pralines and Cream.  I topped it off with a sprinkle of Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines and Cream.   I always use Glue Gloss to adhere the glitter.  It has become my new best friend.  :o)
 I added two layers of punch work and hand-stitching to complete the cover of my card.
For the inside of the card, I added several punched borders, stitching, lace and a border from the 'Tags, Ribbons & Mosaics' sheet from the Spring in Bloom Collection.  The sentiment was printed onto cardstock, inked with Colorbox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink in Chestnut and spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Pralines and Cream.  Both the title and sentiment were inspired by a challenge that was held by Polkadot Door Designs.
 The title on my card is hand-stitched using a template I created.
For tips on how to create your own stitching template, click here.

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.



Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at my card.  Have a beautiful day!