Sunday, February 28, 2010

Easel style Friendship card

I love making cards with bird stamps. They are appropriate for almost any occasion. I've had this stamp set, Wings of Friendship, for some time and it had never been inked up, so today I gave it a try!
I'd been practicing with my scallop edge punch and scallop trim corner punch on a piece of white paper. It looked pretty good, so I used it for this card.

The images were mostly inked with markers. The bird's wing was stamped separately, cut out, and layered over the original stamped image. The flowers were stamped separately and cut out.

I used Stampin' Pastels and sponge daubers to blend colors on the background. I'm always amazed how easy it is to create shading with them!

The card stopper at the bottom of the easel is just layered paper, corners rounded, and shaded with pastels. Three more flowers were stamped and cut out, this time on Bashful Blue card stock.
The sentiment is punched out with the large oval punch and layered on a Brilliant Blue scalloped oval.

This was a fun card to make. Have you made an easel card yet?

Supplies
Card stock: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Garden Green. Whisper White.
Colors: Brilliant Blue, More Mustard, Garden Green, Bashful Blue markers, Stampin' Pastels
Accessories: Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Scallop Edge & Scallop corner punches, large oval punch and scallop oval punches, corner rounder, dimensionals.

2 comments:

Alison said...

This card is gorgeous!! You have an elegant style.

Mickey Roberts said...

Holy cow, Diane, I miss visiting you for a couple of weeks and look at what you've been doing! Wow!