Wow--I never go this long without posting a card! Usually I have lots of time to do what I want, but my trip & work & company all came together.
The weather is definitely changing, so we took advantage of a nice day to go for a very long drive. I snapped this picture when we stopped to stretch our legs. I finally did get a couple cards made after realizing I don't have time for most of the challenges I planned to enter. Started at the top of my list with PTI MIM where Betsy's theme is Using Florals on a Masculine Project.
I wanted to make a thank you for my cousin & his wife, so it was just what I needed. My color combo is Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold & Ocean Tides. I used Twig Wreath for all but the sentiment which is from Take 3 Summer. I thought it might have a bit more masculine feel not stamping the die cuts. Gotta admit, it was hard not to add glitter or pearls--haha! I'm also entering Curtain Call, HLS Anything Goes with Dies & SSS Work It Wednesday.
Next is my card for SSS Flickr Challenge #54. Finally tried using alcohol inks on vellum--something I've seen Virginia do several times. I just used a scrap of vellum to see if it would work using Butterscotch, Lettuce & Cranberry. I die cut SSS Clustered Leaves in 3 sections to get as much as I could from the piece. Usually I cut it apart anyway. I do love the look of the leaves, so will try this again with my other ink colors. Haven't used my burlap in a long time, so attached a piece to kraft cardstock & die cut a couple images from SSS Spring Flowers. I wasn't happy with the look, so colored the large one with the Butterscotch ink & the small one with Cranberry. The sentiment from Elizabeth Craft is stacked 3 high & clear embossed. Finished off with PPP gold sequins & a little brown button I've had for many years. I'm also entering The Playground & CropStop. Thanks so much for stopping by as I continue to catch up on your blogs.