Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I am really excited to post my cards for my first card swap!! I joined Splitcoaststampers to participate in some swaps and have fun trading cards with some very talented people. I hope everyone enjoys my cards - it has been a lot of fun planning and making them.
I really enjoyed making this card. I used vintage book paper to frame the orange cardstock, as well as the squirrel and leaf blocks. The orange paper was sewn onto the vintage book paper to add a decorative edge. I stamped the squirrel and leaf onto some cream fabric and then sewed them onto the book paper as well. All of the stamps were purchased at Archivers.
I think this card is my favorite fall card that I have made. The small leaves were embossed onto the background cardstock using Ranger's copper embossing powder. The small leaves were parts from the Archiver's stamp sets. I also used vintage book paper as a background for the ribbon. The maple leaf stamp (Rubber Stampede: Small Maple) was purchased from Hobby Lobby and also embossed with Ranger's copper embossing powder. I think my favorite part of the card is the circle cut-out that swings open to reveal a sentiment (an idea I got from one of the booths at CKC - San Marcos).
My husband and I along with other graduate students at Texas State University traveled to Nashville, TN to attend the national AFS conference (end of August - first part of September). The conference and hotel were located in the downtown area and we were within walking distance from the river and some neat restaurants. Preston presented some results from his Ph.D. research and we saw some neat talks. We both had a great time!
Another wonderful bonus while we were there... cool, fall weather! It was a wonderful break from the Austin heat and it a treat to walk around in a jacket and jeans.