Next time I think I would leave the "face" just a little bigger, overlapping the actual Easel by perhaps 1cm either side rather than 6mm or by as much as might take to fill a business envelope for another variation - the ideas are flying this morning!!!
The stamped sentiment is from Daisy's workshop and punched with their scallop punch which I LOVE. I messed this image up when making the first card but by distressing with gingerbread chalk ink you can't see where I smudged the image and so it was saved. It was a very wet day and ink was not drying as usual. I have found there are very few "mistakes" in paper craft that can not in some way be taken advantage of! ;)
The Doily is spritzed with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist to make it less white. The Sage paper has been embossed with my new Cuttlebug folder and then inked to create a shabby pattern that would match the overall effect and then sewn with zig zag to the cream card face.
The cardstock is Very Vanilla & Sage from Stampin Up; ribbon is from my stash and there is also a punched lace border which the face is resting on - Martha Stewart punch which I threaded gold ribbon through for a bit of extra sparkle. All edges are inked flowers from Stash:)