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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Circle Easel Card

I am extending my love for easel cardsinto the shaped card realm!  This kind of card is so easy, I can foresee a bunch of easel cards coming out of my craft room, in many different shapes and sizes. 
Today I used a Hambo image called Cool Dog digi from Hambo Stamps, along with Cool Cat digi from the same company.  The challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is to make a circle-shaped card, so of course I had to try the easel kind, and I like what I did! 
]I cut my circles with my Creative Memories Circle cutting system, adjusting a couple of the circles with Fiskars edging scissors.  I used leftover patterned papers AND cardstock (I'm trying ever so hard to use up my stash by the end of the year).  I cut out each image and used dimensional dots to pop them out from the sea and the sky.  I sponged some ink in blues and greens from SU's Kaleidascope Lagoon ink pad, then smudged some dots of Stickles for a shimmery effect.  The little fishies are from a broken bracelet (never throw anything away, that's my problem).
There was just too much blue, so I added a sinking sun in the middle of these BFFs so it looks like they're toasting the sunset.
The sentiment was typed in Word and reads "A friend is a life raft in the Sea of Adversity", which I popped up a bit on the inside of the card so that when opened, my card will stay open as the bottom of it butts up against the sentiment.
If you like the Hambo images, you can see more at the Hambo Store.  Lucky you, the Cool Cat digi is FREE! So start your collection if you haven't already, and join the Hoedown for a chance to win prizes.  Every player gets a free digi image, too!
Other challenges I'm entering:
The Pixie Cottage - Wet & Wild
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

5 comments:

Wendy said...

You have created a super cute card! Love the shape, and the 2 animals, so cute!! Thank you for playing along in our sketch/wet and wild challenge over at The Pixie Cottage!

Hugs,
Wendy

Hey Hey Paula said...

Your round easel card is super. You've very creatively used the 2 images & the sinking sun & little fishes are the perfect touch. Thanks for playing at the Hoedown this week.

Nancy said...

What a great card! The round shape and the images are perfect!

Thanks for playing along at The Pixie Cottage this week!
Nancy

Beverly said...

This card just makes me smile! I love your coloring and those fish are perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Hoedown!

Sadilla said...

wow loveòy shaped easel card dear!!! the image is so funny!!! thanks for sharing it at THE PIXIE COTTAGE with us...
hugs
Sadia