Hello all. I am getting back in the groove. I haven't made very many cards lately. I pushed myself and made two today. Crazy!
This first one is for the Hero Arts monthly challenge. One of the challenges is to make a Holiday card using stamps that are not Holiday themed. This intrigued me. I had to try it. I used a script background stamp by Stampabilities. It is stamped in a very pale brown. It's quite hard to see. Then I used clear ink to stamp the Large Fabric Background stamp onto the script. After it was heat embossed I used the green and red ink to fill in the spaces where there wasn't any embossing. Jennifer McGuire calls this trapped embossed resist. I love it!
I searched around and found this Stencil Flower stamp. I stamped and heat embossed it in gold on this white paper. I cut away most of the petals and made it look like a poinsettia. I colored in the center a little with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I also stamped it in green and cut out some petals to use as leaves.
Here is a close up of the gold beads I used in the center of the flower. The greeting is also a greeting you could use for other occasions.
Here is a look at the birthday card I made for my husband. He is having a birthday tomorrow. I stamped the fern in Old Olive ink and blended some other colors all over the front of the card. I added some string, a few gems and a Happy Birthday greeting. I love how colorful it is, yet still simple. The colors are reminiscent of Autumn, but still happy.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. I am going to get into the groove again soon, making my Christmas cards. I am still trying to choose if I want something cute and fun, or more traditional this year. What are you making? I hope you all are having a safe and happy Autumn.