Just recently I decided to start participating in some online challenges - to jumpstart the creative juices. I've been making easel cards lately which just happens to be this week's Cuttlebug Challenge, so... here is mine!
This is a 5" square card. I cut the base card 5" x 10" and scored at 2 1/2" and 5" from one short end. I mountain-folded the card at the 5" mark and then valley-folded at the 2 1/2" mark bringing the edge up to the other fold.
The top layer is another 5" square piece with a green cardstock layer 4 3/4" square. The white piece on the left is 3 1/4"w x 3 1/2"h and embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug folder. Then I swiped over the top of the embossing with a Perfect Medium inkpad and brushed on "Pearl" Perfect Pearls. This gives a gorgeous shimmer which is difficult to see in the photo and is more subtle than either heat embossing or using glitter.
The flower is "faux watercolor" - markers are applied to the stamp, misted lightly with water and then stamped on the cardstock. The sentiment is heat-embossed with black embossing powder.
It's hard to see because the card is white, but the ribbon-tied button is actually inside the card and is the "bumper" that holds the card upright when open.
Be sure to check out all the creations of the Cuttlebug Design team and the other challenge participants at the blog: www.Cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com.