Friday, March 19, 2010

Hummingbird Easel card

Thought I'd explore a little different color palette with this card - I love this deep coral, but don't often use it. I looked up these trumpet flowers on a google image search, and their color was my inspiration.

This is an image from Heartfelt Creations called Trumpet Bouquet - beautiful, isn't it? My mom's love of hummingbirds rubbed off on me. The main focal panel is watercolored with reinkers. I added some deeper shadows with Derwent pencils, and put a layer of Shimmerz over the flowers and birds... because I like sparkly things.

The embossed grid was scored with my Scor-Pal and the other embossing was done using a Fiskars texture plate. Diecuts are from Cuttlebug.

I decided to make this an easel card - if you're not familiar with these cards, their base is a modified Z-fold (a regular half sheet of cardstock, folded in half, and then one side folded back on itself, to the center fold). The card front, then is only adhered along the bottom half, so that when it is opened, the middle of the 'Z' acts as an easel. There is usually something raised on the inside to hold the card front upright. I added some layers underneath my inside sentiment, and that served to hold my front panel up.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors and beautiful coloring!!

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  2. Awesome card and great inspiration.
    Love that color combination.

    ColleenB.

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  3. You do beautiful coloring . . . great card!

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  4. Gorgeous card. We have some Trumpet Vine in our neighborhood and it's just lovely to see blooming as is your card.

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  5. Girl this is gorgeous!! Beautiful water coloring! I hopped over to check out their store, even though my crafting budget is a big fat 0 right now. Started a wish list though. I'd never heard of them before. LOTS of stamps.

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