Shaped easel cards...

I made these cards a while ago but couldn't post them as they were part of a workshop..that workshop is done so now I can post them! The card base is a 6 1/2" square. I rounded the front corners of the base portion of the card and covered the base with pink spotted paper (DCWV) added a punched border trimmed with paper, ribbon, roses and a layered sentiment cut from Gemstones cardstock and shadowed with silver mirri. The pram was cut once from silver mirri, then I turned it right side down onto the wrong side of a piece of Gemstones cardstock and drew around it omitting the wheels and handle, then repeated this stage for the pram hood only. They were cut out by hand (this minimises wastage-the wheels aren't needed so why waste good cardstock!) I added detail with a dressmaker's wheel on both the pram base and the hood. The hood was trimmed with daisy lace and pearls, and the body with a punched heart and more pearls.
The coloured pram body was adhered to the silver pram with PVA glue and the hood was adhered with foam pads to add dimension. The wheels were embellished with candy dots and pearls (the pearls slipped on the blue pram!) The pram, by itself is not sturdy enough to stand alone so I added a piece of cardstock-weight acetate behind it and then cut away the excess (don't cut away between the spokes and above the wheels). This strengthens the pram and stops it crumpling when stood up. Back to the base card, I folded the front of the card upwards and creased it well, then lay the completed pram against the fold (the base of the body should just rest of the fold) drew around it again and cut away the excess. The pram was then adhered to the shaped portion of the card with PVA.
Carts used:
Pram- Mother's Day
Little One- Stamping Solutions
Thanks for visiting!
Heather xxx

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