Happy Saturday, peeps! A couple cards today! The first one was a happy coincidence; I'd had this cardinal image already cut out and assembled a few weeks ago after I received the stamp from my friend Martha, but I never finished into a card! When I saw the inspiration photo at Merry Monday:
I thought I would complete the card, using the red and white colors as my inspiration! So here we go:
The cardinal image was stamped in Real Red ink on white cardstock, then stamped again so the cardinal could be fussy-cut and popped up:
I had a red card base already cut and scored in my stash; I pulled out a piece of white cardstock that I had embossed a looooong time ago when my friend Carol lent me her embossing folder; I put it all together and added a little sentiment from Good Greetings, just masking off the "& joy" portion of the "peace & joy" and punching it out with a small oval punch. Piece of cake!
My next one is really simple...one layer, and I used the August Paper Pumpkin stamp called Bold Botanicals! I have had this for a month and hadn't even opened it up yet, but when I saw this image, I squealed with delight! I don't know why, just being able to stamp something in all four corners to create this delightful design just made me happy!
I was only sort of experimenting on this card, and it came out so nicely, I just went ahead and finished it! It didn't hang around on my desk for long at all! The design was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Naturals White cardstock, then I used my blender pen and some fall colors of Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Pear Pizazz inks to loosely color it in:
A simple thank you from Endless Thanks, stamped in Cajun Craze, fit the inside perfectly! Such a pretty design! And nary an embellishment in sight! And there are a couple of other similar images in the set; I used one to stamp on the back of my envelope, because this little sweetie is already in the mail!
I am entering this one in the Stampin Royalty challenge this week, which is a fall theme!
A vision in blue...an old Bilco door and my color-coordinated DGD!
Enjoy your day!