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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!!!!!



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!