The first one is very girly and cheerful. I used the Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies die, the Nestabilities beaded ovals, and Nestabilities big scalloped ovals. For the backgrouond pieces I inked the cardstock with Ditress Inks and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist. I embossed it after it dried with my Cuttlebug and the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder.
The second card is a more masculine card. I think masculine cards are teh biggest challenge for me, but I do like how this one came out. I used the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die and the Steampunk embossing folder. I used Distress Inks on the cardstock like the first card but without the shimmer. To give the gears a more metal look I sprinkled a mixture of black and silver embossing powders until I achieved the look I was going for. The stamps are by Ippity, which you can find on the Unity Stamp Co. website.
I hope today's post gave you some great ideas for easel cards of your own. If you want to share them leave me a link in the comments to your card and who knows it might be featured on the blog next week. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow. We will be wrapping up the relaunch event this Saturday so make sure you read all the previous posts for your chances to win some fun prizes.