Monday, July 26, 2010

Wishing you were here...

Hi Everyone!  I have a really fun nautical card to show you today.  I had soooooo much fun making this card.  I have fallen in love with easel cards because you can do so much with them.  When I saw the image of the lifebuoy, I knew exactly how I wanted to use it.  I hope you like it :-)

Here's my card...
Wishing You Were Here

Here's the front of the card when it's closed.  I love how it turned out. The squigglies are glitter and didn't photograph well. Believe me, it looks much better in person.

Here's the card when it's open. Beach Tilda is sitting on Pier Fence With Lifebuoy and she's missing her friend.

Here's an angled view so you can see the dimension of the card. I really like how this card turned out. The dp's are from TPC Studio's - Heartfelt Travel collection. The cs is Bazzill. I embellished it very simply with some shells that I found in my button drawer.

I colored the images with a combination of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. Here are the details:

Copics: E00, 02, 35, 44, 50, 53, RV21, W1, 3, 5, 7, C5

Distress Inks: black soot, barn door, faded jeans
The sentiment was printed on a laser printer. I added some glitter just to make it pop a little.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my easel card. I absolutely loved making it.

Edit:  It has been brought to my attention by a viewer that I have violated Magnolia's Angel Policy by enlarging the Lifebuoy.  My apologies to Magnolia for this.  It truly was not an intentional violation.  It never occured to me that an enlargement was considered a modification since the integrity of the image remained the same.  Going forward I will not make the same mistake.




  1. Stunning work Angie, a great idea to enlarge the stamp and it turned out perfectly.

    Liza x

  2. Hi Angie, this is a lovely card. How does the section with Tilda on fold down when you shut the card?

    ** Kate **

  3. Hi Angie, Absolutely gorgeous! I love your card. Such an outstanding idea to use the lifebuoy as a background, the image turned out so nice! Love the coloring. As far as Tilda is concened, she is beautiful. your coloring is very nice, very deep, full of nuance. Beautiful work.

  4. Hi Angie. This is so pretty. I love your coloring. It looks amazing. Hope you had a nice weekend.

  5. This is an adorable card!! Your coloring is amazing and I love how she pops up from the inside.

  6. Wow! Great card!! First time om your blog and I really like it! Love your banner on top ;-)

  7. This is an awesome card. I have yet to attempt and easel card. When you mail the cards do you send directions on how to open it?