Easel Does it…!

Time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays, and this week we’re looking for your easel cards!!

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Our sponsor this week was Sami Stamps (excuse me, while I do my happy dance!).  I chose Dad’s Side Kick for my card as I couldn’t wait to pop this little fella on his own skyline!

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I toyed with the idea of getting all creative and trying a twisted easel card, but time was against me a little this week, so I played it safe and just made a straight easel card.  Looking at how my card turned out, I’m not sure it would have worked as a twisted easel anyway, so it’s all good!

I coloured Dad’s Side Kick in with ProMarkers, after printing and cutting the image on the Silhouette.  The background papers are both from White Fox Graphics on Etsy; I used the trace option in the Silhouette software to allow me to cut out the skyline so the cloudy sky could show through.

The sentiment was simply printed directly onto the card, and clear embossed.  I’ve popped it on some 3D tape to allow it to act as the stopper for the card too.  The contrasting green ribbon at the bottom is by American Crafts.

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Easel cards make a great change – both to make and to receive!  I used to be a little wary as I thought they would be complicated, but a quick Google search later proved me wrong!  Have a go, I bet you’ll be glad you did!

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sami Stamps – Challenge 17 DT Call


Super Lenny!

November and December are both very busy months for birthdays in my little world!  This Saturday, my son will turn 7 – and every year I find myself becoming more and more sentimental, wondering where the days, months and years have gone since we brought our first little bundle home from hospital!!  I also think back to meeting a group of new mums who have since grown into close friends, as we have sat back and watched our first-borns grow so quickly from helpless infants into the  independent boys and girls they are today….  Still, that’s more than enough of a trip down Memory Lane, onto today’s card!

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This is the card I have made for Lenny.  The superhero stamp is one of the stamps I recently won from MelJen (thank you MelJen!); I love his stance and the way his mouth looks like he’s speaking!  He was coloured with Promarkers, printed and cut using the Silhouette.  The starburst background was a freebie paper from Megan Turnidge – I love the combination of superhero and starburst!  The blue and white star paper was another freebie, this time from MeinLilaPark – there are so many great papers to choose from here that I struggle to make a decision…  I have used several now and each time, I am impressed with the quality and designs.  For the banners, I used a Silhouette cut file and some more free DPs from MeinLilaPark.

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I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Mania – Anything Goes

Sister Act – Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes

Thanks for reading x