There is a new challenge blog starting in September and I am on the Design Team. The blog is called the Unicorn Challenge Blog. In the weeks leading up to the start of the first challenge the Design Team are taking it in turns to share a card for inspiration. This week is my turn. If you join the site you will be kept up to date with all the news and be ready to join in with the challenges when they start.
I made this card for my father-in-law. His birthday is in September and you may remember me saying that he is visually impaired and because of this I like to make him cards with texture. On Saturday he took part in the celebrations of the anniversary of VJ day he could easily be seen in the march past. I did manage to take some photos from the television.
The gold background was embossed with the A4 embossing folder Celtic Flower by Creative Expressions. To create the scene behind the squirrel I inked through a leaf mask with various shades of Distress Ink. Then I stamped a newsprint stamp randomly over the background. Finally I embossed it with the Birch Trees mask also from Creative Expressions once embossed I inked the trees through the mask. I cut a tree with a memory box die. The leaves were made with some embossing punches from my stash they were inked to highlight the embossing and to tone down the colour of the papers.
I found a stamp that fitted this Spellbinder die to create the sentiment.
The squirrel is called Nutkin and he is available from Creative Expressions. He was coloured with Promarkers.
I hope that you have a good week and that you manage to fit in some crafting along the way.
I would like to join in with Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 190 and challenge 73 at Crafting from the Heart.