Sunday, June 19, 2011

Christmas in ... June?

This has got to be one of my favorite cards!  I found it on YouTube and it is a two part video tutorial by creatinwithkirsteen1.  You can find the first part of the tutorial here.  I just LOVE this easel card.  The picture really doesn't do it justice because you can't see the "flickering" of the fire.  The yellow "glow" you can see in the picture between the little girl and the dog is the "fire" in the fire place and is created by cutting out the part of the image that would be the inside of the fireplace and putting a sheet of vellum over the opening.  Then you put a little battery-operated flickering tea light behind it and voila ... fire!  

In the larger version you can see that I put some Flower Soft on the tops of the stockings to give them a fluffy texture and I have used the small self-adhesive pearls (ivory colored with Copic markers) for the little ornaments in the garland.

This technique would work great for a campfire scene too.

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I just love the look on this cat's face.  My dog, Bruce, has the same look on his face when he jumps up and peers in the window on the kitchen door.