Wednesday is DH's auntie's birthday. She lives in France and has done for long enough to have "gone native" so naturally a birthday card for her would have to be both stylish and elegant... ;)
So I decided to have a go at an idea I've been toying with for a while.... an acetate easel card.
I've had this idea in my head for a while and my original thought was to use a piece of patterned paper with a swirl/flourish on and hand-cut out the top part of the flourish. As it happened though, I had this yummy paper from Basic Grey's Sugared collection out on my desk following a previous project and it seemed to lend itself to the concept so I amended my idea to hand-cutting out the top part of the floral design.
I made the base for the easel card out of white pearlescent shimmer card but then made the top layer from (nice thick, not bendy) project acetate. I measured the patterned paper to fit, making sure that the bottom section would come up high enough to hide where the acetate was attached to the card base, and hand-cut out the top part of the floral design before glueing the paper onto the acetate. I used some of the die-cut border and element stickers from the Sugared collection to decorate the card and the create the necessary ridge to hold the card open then I added a row of pink Papermania gemstones across the acetate just above the patterned paper.