This one is inspired from the latest Paper Crafts Magazine article on embossing. Top right and bottom are embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folers and the other is a Cuttlebug folder. I embossed an edge on each of the embossed pieces. The flower is actually a scalloped round punch. I stamped a script pattern onto pattern paper,cut between each scallop, cutting out one scallop and bring edges together with a glue dot to make the flower, then inked the edges. The flourish is Tim Holtz grunge paper cut with my new Tim Holtz die cut. I love love love, both the grunge paper and the die. You can cut intriquette pieces and the grunge paper doesn't tear. Gotta get some more of this.
The next one I did for a dear friend that has a Smoky Bear collection. It was going to be her Christmas card and then just decided to do a regular card with it. The image is from the internet and I thought it was so appropriate for a card. The sky and grass are airbrushed with my new Copic airbrush system with the sun masked off then sprayed with the two colors of yellow. Trees are also masked by stamping the image of the tree and cutting it out to use as the mask so that the trees image doesn't get overlapped.
So, as you can see, I've been able to do a little shopping and just a little stamping this summer. It's been an incredibly busy summer with gardening projects, working on houses that the park has purchased and we have flipped and lots of new residents and duties here. I have lots of ideas on how to incorporate all this new stuff that I've been collecting over the summer into my Christmas cards which is my next major stamping/paper crafting project. The last four years (since I started seriously cardmaking) I've done over 120 Christmas cards each year for residents and friends. Then when I am done with Christmas I start in again on cards for Relay for life of which I do over 100 each year.
I am so anxious for October 1st to get here. Our beautiful first born grandchild is coming for a visit from South Africa with her new husband (make me feel old!), I haven't seen her in 6 years and have of course never met her husband David. Yes, another David in our family. Husband, son-in-law and now grandson in-law. Not to mention all of the "David" friends! We used to distinguish them by 'Dave' - my husband and 'David', son-in-law. Now, I'm just not sure. Can't say 'big' and 'little' cause none are either. Well, i'm sure it will all work out.