Fast and Simple Line art
Over at Twist of Faith today's challenge is an easel/pop card. Check out the blog for inspiration and an opportunity to win a prize from Today's sponsor "Eureka Stamps"!
Now trying to be efficient and make a beautiful card and run around on our last day of vacation, I decided to make my DT card simple. Several weeks ago I chose my image for the post and after looking at it this morning, I thought this is really a beautiful line drawing, without any color or embellishment. Personally I love the simple beauty of pen and ink! So that was my aim on this card:
The humming bird red matches the card liner red, this photographed poorly. My camera/phone still has a shattered face from a visit to the Smithsonian marble floor..
So I was happy with this simple card, and started posting and thought oh, wait a minute, there must have been a theme to the days challenge (why don't I verify directions before I start??)
This is supposed to be an easel pop up card!!
So I Googled Easel cards, I don't make many sprain you brain folded, twisted, origami, takes three hours to make it, cards. I just make too many and I make them because I enjoy making them. Same with quilting, I make art quilts because I can't follow things like 1/4 seams or nothing lines up right rules!!
This was the simplest tutorial I could find for using what I already made:
This came from Simply Crafts Blog , I am very happy to have found it!!
But, it didn't work for this card, as the dimension weren't right. So what I did was grab a couple more pieces of card stock and just kept cutting and folding until it looked like the instructions!
I hope you check out Twist of Faith Blog, it is a lot of fun and you will find more samples of easel / pop up cards.
I love this verse from Jeremiah, it is so full of hope and promise!!
I'll have to up date you all tomorrow on my spending fast and share a wonderful Cherry, Date, Pecan Banana Bread Recipe!!
have a great day