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Monday, November 9, 2009

C4C10 A Cardinal Easel




Good Monday Morning Peeps!!

Today's card is made for the challenge on the Crazy for Challenges Blog. This week's challenge is to make an easel card. I had never made this kind of card, but they have a couple of links to some really great tutorials.

I used some retired papers on this, Riding Hood Red cardstock and the DS paper is a scrap I had left from the Bella pack. The stamp set is "A Cardinal Christmas". I love this set and I love to watercolor the cardinal! I stamped the cardinal onto some watercolor paper with timber brown stazon and colored it in with my aqua painter and inks. I used real red, riding hood red, more mustard, and old olive. I used some crystal effects on the berries and the eye of the cardinal. I then used my white gel pen to add some highlights. I used my chocolate chip marker to define the limbs. I then very carefully cut the cardinal out using my paper snips and then my craft knife.

I cut put another piece of watercolor paper with my labels three nesties and also in riding hood red. I left the nestie on the watercolor paper and sponged some bashful blue onto the paper. I then mounted the cardinal to the nesties with a few dimensionals. I used the large snowflake punch and a flower filigree with a red crystal brad in the middle.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!

Vicki

4 comments:

Lois said...

this is awesome!! Love the colors!!! Great job!

StampOwl said...

fabulous card, thanks for playing along with the C4C

Beth said...

What a neat idea! Great card, love the watercoloured cardinal and designer paper.

Lisa Reber said...

Beautiful card Vicki. I have not had the time to try this easel card yet but it's on the list of things to do this weekend! TFS!