Back from visiting David's Mom, in Virginia. It was a nice, relaxing visit, didn't do much (well, apart from eat!). Since I couldn't haul my stamping loot with me, I leafed through magazines to get ideas for my Christmas cards. I usually stamp 15 to 20 of each design, using 10 different designs. Haven't done the count yet, this year, but last was 162. Half of them go overseas, so I really should get moving on it!
Also have quite a few birthdays in December and January, so I need to get them done too. So while I'm waiting on my stamping room to heat up a bit, let me share with you, an Asian Good Luck card that I did last week:
I stamped the Gingko leaves in Versamark and heat embossed in Detail White. I used a Deckled Rectangle die from Spellbinders to create the window, putting a piece of cardstock over the leaves so that the die wouldn't cut the entire rectangle, then cut around the leaves. I ran the two top layers through the Darice Scroll Background embossing folder and distressed the top layer with distress inks.
The Leaf Robe was stamped in Versamark on brown cardstock, heat embossed in white. I bleached out her face and then colored over some of the white embossing with colored pencils. I cut her out and then applied Versamark to entire piece and heat embossed with Clear Detail. Repeat with Versamark and Super Thick Clear embossing powder.
Full instructions for the card, if you need them, can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery. OK, I'm off to see what I can get done upstairs.