I haven't taken time to add to my blog lately as Christmas card making has taken over but in amongst it all this is an easel card I made for an order. The brief was that the lady really liked dophins so that's what I went with although I had no images. A google images search for dophin digital stamps took me to this image from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Leaping Dolphins. I felt this image was appropriate to put on a card for a lady celebrating her sixtieth birthday and instead of colouring it I left it in the raw black and white format and selected embellishments and papers to create a monochrome card.
To frame the image I tried to create a porthole effect and used a compass cutter to cut out the circle layers and then decorataed it with eyelets and little dolphin embellishments which were made using a Quickutz die. Little crystal peeloff dots were added in between to represent air bubbles. The Happy Birthday, gingham and spotted backing papers were from a Cuddly Buddly download, A Patchworwk of Papers - Blue, and printed in greyscale.
For the base panel I tried to create a scene of dolphins playing in the waves and layered up Quickutz diecuts of waves and dolphins and then personalised it with alphabet die cuts to spell sixty. The final embellishment was some black grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up.
The easel stops were made using layered up circles cut using Spellbinders nestabilities dies. Although it brought the Christmas production line to a halt it was a refreshing diversion from the glitter and snowflakes to create this card.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 92 - Use a Digi
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