Hey guys! Happy Monday to you all! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My Mom and Daddy came up for a visit and we all had a ball! They just adored Katie Scarlett and she fell in love with them. We all went out and about shopping. We had a great time and found some awesome buys. Then on Saturday, Mom and I scrapped the day away. That was the best part! I was so sad to see them go though! But, Christmas will be here before we know it and I'll get to see them again.
Anyways, today we have a new challenge for you at My Craft Spot! This weeks challenge is on easel cards. I adore easel cards! They are so easy to do! If you would like to join us for this challenge, hop on over to the blog HERE for all the details. There is a prize up for grabs! Woot woot! Also, if you are new to easel cards and not sure how to create them, I thought I would post a link for you to learn. There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers on these easel cards and you can find that HERE.
Remember, easel cards can be done as big or as small as you would like, so feel free to change the dimensions on the tutorial to suit your needs. For example, I wanted a bigger card, so I went with a 6x6" easel card. For my base, I cut a piece of cardstock to 6x12". I then scored on the 6" and 3" marks. For the 'card front,' I used a 6x6" piece of cardstock.
For my card, I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme. The holiday is right around the corner and I thought I would send this over to some nice neighbors of ours. On this card I tried to do something a little different with the crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot. I used the crinkle ribbon to create the 'plumage' on my turkey.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Crinkle Ribbon, Seam Binding, Stamp, Twine: My Craft Spot
Rhinestones: Recollections, Queen & Co
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Thread: Coats & Clark
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Cartridges: Gypsy Font, Create A Critter, Wild Card
Other: sewing machine
I was trying to glam up my turkey a bit since I love girly girl stuff and then it hit me....turkeys, or ones like this with their plumage all puffed out are boys! LOL! So my turkey has a little sassyness to him! Tee hee!
For the plumage, I took strips of the crinkle ribbon and folded them in half. I then adhered them to the back of my Cricut cut turkey base piece. I tried to layer them to resemble feathers. I used an assortment of colors of the crinkle ribbon to achieve the look.
The 'turkey time' stamp from My Craft Spot was just what I needed for my card! I love Kimberly's stamps!
I hope you will come on over and join us for the challenge! We'd love to see what you can do!
As always, thank you for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous day!