Tuesday 10 November 2009
Secret Crafter # 57 - Easel Cards
I'm trying to enter a few challenges, as I don't seem to have managed this much lately and I've really missed it!
This card is for Secret Crafter where this week Gina has chosen the theme of Easel Cards.
I really like these cards, I must do as I've made about 3 of them now! I don't usually make cards with special folds as I don't cope well with anything other than 'easy', but these are reasonably straight forward and I think the end result really makes for a card with impact, so it's worth a bit of faffing about. I used the tutorial HERE and enlarged the sizes to make a 6x6 card.
I used some Distress Inks around the edges of the papers and cut out the decoupaged image so I could layer it on my new Nesties. I also coloured the holly berries with my Promarkers to make them 'pop' a bit more.
I've left the 'base' very simple as the rest of the card is quite detailed, but having seen it in this photo, I may add some matching paper to it as I think it's too plain.
The colour isn't brilliant on this photo I'm afraid, despite all DH's best efforts, and the gold vellum is much subtler in real life, this artificial lighting is a nightmare!
It doesn't show the 'easel' part very well either, but trust me dear friends, after making DH mess about for ages trying to get the colour looking right I wasn't brave enough to complain about the angle of the card!!
* Image - Cardmaking Heaven download 'Vintage Holly Girl'
* Papers - DCWV 'Old World Mat Stack'
* Nestabilities - 'Labels 4' and 'Fancy Tags'
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace'
* Cuttlebug Dies - 'Vintage' corners
* Everything else from my stash
This will be the Christmas card for our best friends, and as they've already seen most of my styles I had to think of something different this year (heaven forbid that I should ever be thought of as predictable LOL!)