Today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoaststampers was pretty straight-forward. A card with three panels on the front. I decided to take it a step further and combine it with a folding technique -- an Easel Card.
I'm still playing around with the new set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, called Be Wild and Free. On many of the cards I have made with this set, I've created that orange sky behind the "serengeti" tree (which is actually an acacia tree) -- which is frequently pictured in African photographs. Using Tim Holtz Distress inks (Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade), I sponged a piece of white cardstock and then cut a piece of DP from DCWV's Safari Chic pad for the bottom panel. Lining up the DP with the "sky," I stamped the tree and animals in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed it with Detail Black embossing powder. Then I cut the panel into three pieces -- for the layout of the challenge. The base of the easel is another piece of DP from Safari Chic, and I added the two jumbo brads to hold the easel up.
If you've never made an easel card, they are really lots of fun. Here's a link to a tutorial on Splitcoast. Give it a shot!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you come back again soon. And don't forget, I have a project for the MFP Christmas in July blog hop on Friday.