Thursday, July 1, 2010

Have you missed me?

Hi there! I've been gone to two family reunions, almost back to back, but with just enough time to come home and do my laundry and pack again. I'm home!!!! I missed my toys.

Here are a few new creations I wanted to share with you.

This one features a new set that will be released in August by Mark's Finest Papers. It is such a great set - for America and for Boy Scouts. I will love using it for my grandsons that are into scouting.

I stamped the mountain scene onto vanilla cardstock using Forest Moss Distress Ink and then tore along that upper horizon. I then mounted it onto the brown cardstock and tore that to match. The card front is Always Artichoke and embossed with the diamond plate Cuttlebug folder. The word America and Home of the Free and the Brave are separate stamps, so will be oh so versatile. I grouped them here and added the small eagle, which is also separate. See why it will work so well with the scout theme? Love it! I added brads on the left for just a little sumpin' sumpin'. I hope you like this one.

I live in the desert and just marvel in awe at the beauty of the mountains on the horizons. They are truly beautiful to me and as American as they can be, so I chose this scene for today's challenge which was to create a patriotic 4th of July card without using anything in the red or blue family. Is that a challenge, or what????

The mountains were created with Copic markers and the airbrush system. The cacti are stamped with black ink and the card front is matted with black. The sentiment is stamped on vellum with black ink and clear embossed, the edges torn and attached to the card front with copper brads. I airbrushed the vellum just a little so the mountains weren't covered up too much. The cactus and sentiment are included in the new set Southwest Cowboy from Mark's Finest Papers and I'm giving you a little sneak peek. This set will be released later this month.

I hope you like my creations. Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and happy 4th of July. God bless America!

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hope you had great times Karen!! :):):):) LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the cards....they are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)