There's a new challenge this week at Hambo Hoedown! The challenge? To make an easel card! I only recently discovered the joy of making these simple but fun cards. People I give them too are always delightedly (is that a word?) surprised when the card opens differently than they expect! Plus, I love that it's easy to display your beautiful card when it's an easel card! Awesome! I used the very cute Silly Birds With Hats - digi by Hambo Stamps and coloured it in with my Copic Markers (pink-R24, R22, R20; blue-B97, B95, B93, B91; yellow-Y17, YR21, Y21; green-YG97, YG95, YG93; beaks & feet-YR18, YR15, Y17). I have a small drawer full of random buttons I've acquired along the way. I just chose a bunch of pink and brown ones to line up in a row. First I painstakingly stitched embroidery thread through them so that they would look sewed on. I love the effect of the random buttons! I think it looks so much better than if they all matched! I used my labelmaker to make a sentiment. I thought I was addicted to that thing when I was just using it for labelling!
This is what the card looks like while it's closed. Thanks so much for visiting today!
Other challenges I'm entering this card in:
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours
Basic Grey Challenges - More Than One Fold
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Something New (the image and the patterned paper are both new!)
Critter Challenge Blog - Fancy Folds
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Stamps: Silly Birds With Hats - digi by Hambo Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper; Copic X-Press It Cardstock, SU Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: SU - Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: random buttons, SU River Rock double stitched ribbon, chocolate double stitched ribbon, embroidery floss
Tools: Spellbinders Classic Circles LG & SM, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circles LG