Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Enjoy The Ride!

Did you see I ended up posting a card on Sunday? I thought I should tell you because I know you didn't expect me back until today. Be sure to scroll down to see it. It is sooo pretty!

I love today's card. I saw on The Cat's Pajamas blog a color challenge, so since I got my feet wet with the one from last week, I decided to try another! When you see the colors, you will understand why. You know my favorite colors are bright pink and lime! Couldn't resist this one! And then as I was putting my card together, a friend suggested I make it into an easel card. I thought they were hard to make ... boy was I wrong! So easy! Don't worry, I will share with you how to make one too! Let's get to the card ... enjoy!

Above shows the front of the card when it is closed. I love how I made the hilly road with the different patterned papers. I stamped the front wheel a second time and cut it out and popped it up for added interest. And, the rhinestone was perfect for the headlight!

And this one shows how it looks standing up in the easel form.

Above shows the inside when it is opened in the usual way.

This is the color challenge for my card. I think I did good with matching the colors. The lime and raspberry of course were easy, as I have lots of papers with these colors. The golden yellow was a bit more of a challenge. But I think I found a very good match with some retired Stampin' Up paper.

Now for my instructions on making the easel card:

1. Start with a standard A-2 size vertical card. 4 1/4" x 11" folded in half at 5 1/2" .
2. Score again at the 8 1/2" mark.

3. Make your front card image and adhere ONLY to bottom portion of the card. From the 8 1/2" score line to bottom of card. Use red line tape to attach.
4. To make it stand up, add message on bottom of inside of card. Your size of this will depend on the angle you want your card to stand up.

And that is all it is to it! Really very simple. I hope my directions were easy to understand. If you have questions or need help, don't hesitate to ask. I know I will be making this type of card again. The only problem I see is I wonder if you gave it to someone who is a non-stamper, would they know to make it into an easel? I guess you would have to add a note inside the card to explain how to do it! Whatcha think?


Paper - Lime and Raspberry by Bo Bunny Petal Pushers line, Yellow by retired Stampin'n Up, Floral by The Girls Paperie, Cardstock White, Pink
Stamps - The Cats Pajamas
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Die Cuts - Labels 8 and Blossom 2 Nestibilites
Other - Rhinestone by Hero Arts

Happy Stamping!


Jean Addis said...

How cute! I really like the addition of the headlight...so clever. Thank you for joining us at Project Tuesday.

KimS said...

This is soooo darn cute! I love the image!! Thanks for playing along with us at Project Tuesday!!!

Fran, said...

Thanks, I was wondering how it looked folded up. Cute card, off to try my luck on making one.

suezie said...

Hey is that more of BoBunny I see? Cute card, love the effect of the rolling hills. Thanks for playing with us at Project Tuesday

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

this is just too cute and I love the bunny image.
Thanks for joining us this week at Project tuesday.

Wendy said...

This image made me smile

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