Monday, July 25, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

Today is a Digital Design Team Day over at Paper Playtime! :) 
The theme this time to make a SUMMER project and include a digital image.

Today I am using an image from Dude Time Doodles
I am working with their image titled "Hammock Harold."  
The front features the digi of Harold lounging on hammock on a nice summer day... the grass is growing long beneath his feet...
I layered Harold on a piece of grass patterned paper, a layer of black and then a layer of dark green. He's mounted up on pop dots... sitting on a border of craft card stock and then a layer of grid paper from the DCWV "Guy Stack", black and then on the craft card stock easel base. I added a row of three brown brads along the bottom, a craft tag (from TBBM cut @ 1") with a Studio G stamp. The front is finished off with some black inking and a few twists of off white craft twine.

Harold sits up on his easel base... the sentiment tag on the bottom is mounted the same as Harold himself.  I added another strip of craft card stock to hold up the easel layer.  Like the accent border on the card front, I ran it though the "Diamonds in the rough" Cuttlebug embossing folder before inking the edges and the surface. This layer is also attached with pop dots.

I colored Harold in using Photoshop. I even used the "grass" painting brush to get that cool over-grown look on Harold's lawn.  I added some clouds to the background and finished off the sky with a blue gradient layer.

This sentiment is one that comes with the "Hammock Harold" digi set from Dude Time Doodles.

While I was at it, I went ahead and made two of these cards. I love doing cards in multiples... each additional card doesn't take too much more time than one card! :)

Now, head on over to Paper Playtime and enter in the Summer Digi Challenge!
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Janis Lewis said...

This is fantastic! I love the way you made the grass and background. Have a fun, creative day! :)

Cleota said...

Wow, Cheryl, this is fantastic. Love the layout and the twine. I've posted a link to your blog on the Dude Time Doodles Facebook page - be sure to check it out!

DTD Dudette

Ginny said...

love the sentiment you put with this fab card :)

Courtney said...

This card cracks me up! You did a great job!


Anonymous said...

What a great guy card!

Michelle B. said...

Hammock Harold is a perfect summertime dude! What a FAB card! I love your layout and all your special touches!

Michelle, DTD Dudette

Mrs.Debbie said...

ok I love this card but I sure would love to see a video on how you did this Love this it doesn't look like you cut it out blow me away with one.

Hugs TFS

Georgiana said...

What a neat image. I didn't know you could add color with Photoshop. I definitely need to learn more! Love the lazy look, especially since it has been super hot.

Carson's Creations

P.S. I have been trying to post on FB about your blogoversary, but I keep getting an error message. I will try again today.

Unknown said...

This is an awesome card Cheryl!! i love this digi! He is such a guy. I just think it is so cute. Hugs, Pam at

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun and summery! Great sentiments!


Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

AWESOME! What a great project!

Crooked Scrapper said...

Love the guy resting in the hammock drinking ice tea. It's a perfect summer card. TFS!!