Months ago I saw a card on Pinterest that fascinated and inspired me. I had only recently purchased the Spellbinders Ornament die, but realized the shape of the card was nothing close to what I owned. So the picture was filed away until recently when I decided I would just have to make my own background to replace the background used on my inspiration piece. Why own a Silhouette Cameo if you can't get creative.
I designed my own shape for the easel background and then started playing.....I am in love with this sweet half moon Santa from Sassy Cheryl and I thought he would look great. However, he just looked SO plain sitting on the ornament - next thing you know I drew upon my inner Kiitie Caracciola (oooh I love her work - you can check out her gallery here ) and out came the Martha Stewart punch, some snowflake dies, blinginty bling and soon Santa was nestled amongst the greenery with snowflakes falling. I do have to admit that at one point I had to tell myself 'step away from the bling' as I was afraid I might be getting to carried away. On my blog I have posted the inspiration image and a second card I made using this same easel background I created and the Spellbinders Ornament die.....it amazes me how changing things like paper, and images can make three very similar cards look so different.
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Sat, Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:24 PM
No! Never, ever step away from the bling! Girl, your half moon Santa is super delish, and I love this easel! The greenery and blingage is superior. Wonderfully done my friend, can't wait to Repin! Lymimimi!
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Thu, Oct 24, 2013 @ 5:45 PM
What a beautiful and unique easel card - love how you "kept on going" with the bling, the snowflake, greenery and the awesome Santa image - what a fabulous creation, Cowgirl - gives me something to inspire me back to making cards while I recuperate! LYMI
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