Easel cards are my very favorite type of cards. They're so easy to make, the recipients always seem amazed by them, and I love how you can display both the message and the front of the card at the same time. So today I thought I'd show you how I make an easel card.
I've used Ching Chou Kuik's beautiful Restless Thoughts image. I bought it a very long time ago, but it remains one of my favorite images to color. The long lush hair, the cute wings and the great background can make for so many different looking cards, depending on the colors you use. And even though I always think of autumn when I see mushrooms, you could really color them anyway you like.
I've used Copics and Prismacolor Pencils to color her in, and these are the ones I used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, Light Peach, Peach, Beige
Eyes: E30, E31, E34, E37
Dress: BG72, BG75, BG78, BG99
Hair: E50, Y21, YR14, E15
Wings: BG000, BG10, BG11
Mushrooms: V0000, V25, V28, E81, E84, E87, E30, E31, E33, W3
Background: Mediterranean Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, 30% Warm Grey, 50% Warm Grey, Goldenrod, Light Umber, Sandbar Brown, Martine Green
I absolutely love cheese cloth for added texture, and thought it would be perfect for a card with an autumn mood to it. It's so easy to rip and tear into this gorgeous mess. I also distressed the edges of paper and cardstock with dark brown ink and a distressing tool.
This image is available at the Sweet Pea Stamps store as a digi image or in a rubber version.
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