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!!!!!