My First Easel

Oh, how I can’t wait until Wednesday! The coldness is settling in our house and I think I am getting sick. I will be so, so happy when the new boiler is put in. Our son came out of the bath tonight, just shivering and shaking. Poor little guy!

A few weeks ago, I came upon the Inky Impressions line of stamps. I think my response was “oh, crap!” because they were absolutely adorable and I’m a sucker for cute stamps. I ordered one stamp and a digi stamp. Rachel’s Gingerbread Christmas is such an awesomely detailed digi. When I printed the image out, I new I wanted to try this with an easel card. It seemed to be the perfect type of image.

This was so fun to color! The lights, the ornaments, the gingerbread men! I colored everything in with Copics and then added lots of Stickles for accents. I painted the star with Silver Fox Smooch and then went over that with some Silver Bells Shimmerz for added shimmer.

Since the image was so large, I just cut it as a large square. I went with traditional Christmas colors and used Always Artichoke and Real Red. I wanted to use ribbon somewhere on the card, so I added a piece of red satin organdy on the larger red piece and then added a double bow on the top.

I used a greeting, as well as some ivy, from There She Goes Home Sweet Home Holiday Additions for the sentiment and cut it out using a Labels 8 Nestie. In order to form the stop for the easel, I popped it up on dimensionals.

The easel cards are such awesome statement cards, IMO. This would look great on a mantle.

My First Easel
Stamps: Inky Impressions Rachel’s Gingerbread Christmas; There She Goes HSW Holiday Additions
Paper: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Select White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YRO7, G85, RV10, E00, E29, Y17, E40, G05, R24, B00, V15, B06, 100, E71, R29, R00, C-1
Other Stuff: Stickles Xmas Red, Golden Rod, Silver, Green, Holly, Lavender; Silver Fox Smooch, Silver Bells Shimmerz, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Labels 8 Nesties

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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