Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some swap cards with you, all using supplies from the new SU Holiday catalog. I participated in two different swaps that yielded 11 cards per swap. I made two different cards, but forgot to take photographs of both of the final cards before I posted them off! I have a prototype of one - but not of the other!
Tonight, I'm sharing with you the card made with the Partridge and Pears set, some of the new All is Calm Washi tape and the new On Point Textured Embossing Folder. I paired (excuse the pun!) all of that with some Shimmer White card stock.
Here's my card:
After I made the prototype, I decided I didn't like the Tangelo sentiment, so changed it out for an Early Espresso one and it looked much better. I do like the little cut out pear on the sentiment layer though :-)
I do like this set and find it very relaxing to color. For this card I use my blending pens and my SU ink pads. There is something very calming about focusing on nothing other than these little elements and watching them transform with color :-)
On a personal note:
I wanted to share a couple of shots from our woodland/wetland tonight. As I said, the colors this year are nowhere near what they have been for the last couple of years. The leaves on most of the trees are turning and dropping within a week. However, the maple that we put in earlier this year is starting to turn a gorgeous color.
The river birch are starting to turn yellow and the maples this gorgeous reddy-orange. A welcome addition to this corner of our lot. We will be mulching them in a couple of weeks and hoping that they survive winter as they have brought us much joy - and privacy - this summer.
So, let's take a look at what has been visiting our feeders:
The pileated's love this suet feeder. It's especially designed for them and is definitely their favorite place to eat. It's the perfect size for them - and the bottom of the feeder is designed for them to be able to rest their tails against it. It doesn't matter how often I see these birds - and its on a very regular basis - they still amaze me. They are amazing parents and so majestic. yet, they are so pre-historic. Amazing.
I'll be back on Thursday with another card and some more nature shots. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card reipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!
- Stamp: Partridge and Pears
- Card stock: Shimmer White
- Accessories: All is Calm Designer Washi tape