With the cool winds of autumn approaching, I think it will be time to get back in to card making!
Here are two thank you cards I made tonight for the gals who organize the ladies golf league I joined this summer. I've really enjoyed meeting new people and hanging out for a girls night once per week, it has been a highlight of each week, and I was happy to get to make these.
They were a bit of a challenge as they needed to be big enough to accommodate many notes from many people inside, so I made them 5 1/2 by 8 1/2--> double the size of my normal cards, AND I added an insert inside each one so it is more like a book with multiple pages.
This first one (above) is with a house mouse stamp, coloured using Copic Markers on Neenah Solar white.
The second one, below, was stamped with Black Soot Tim Holz Distress Ink and heat embossed with some sparkly glittery embossing powder. It looks great, and worked out way quicker than colouring these very detailed stamps. The stamps below are from a Stampin up set called "the back nine" which has been in my stash for VERY many years now.
For both these cards I pulled out my handy dandy "Bow-easy" tool. Since it had been so long since I used it, I had to go watch a tutorial on you-tube to refresh my memory, LOL!
It felt good and satisfying to make these, so I think you'll see more things popping up here soon. The past few months I haven't been doing too much crafty stuff--each time I dig out my stamps I miss my mom, with whom I spent many crafty hours. But time is passing, and it seems perhaps its time to find the joy of playing with ink and paper again.