Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome to September!

So here we are in September!  Can't believe the Summer is winding down... (although here in Arizona, there is lots of Summer left!)  This card was made using the September Stamp of the Month "Family is Forever".  I struggled with using this set at first, however, as I'm seeing more and more artwork done with it I have seen how versatile it can be for both cardmaking and scrapbooking.  I also used September's special stamp set, #30 Years of Happy.  You'll see more of this one in our Three Amigos Mini Blog Hop on the 3rd.  I couldn't help myself-had to add the owls and this one slowly became the anniversary card I will give to my husband.  Don't judge... I couldn't go Cold Turkey on the Owls after last month's whirlwind!
The paper is Pathfinding, the tree and flowers are from Family is Forever.  I used the Shin Han markers to add more detail to the tree and make the leaves look autumny (word? it is now!).   I used the Red Enamel Hearts and Bronze Shimmer Trim.  For the center of the flowers I punched circles from the shimmer trim and then added liquid glass in a bubble.  I like the way it turned out.  Those owls are from an old Petite Perks set that I know some of you have.  Under the tree I just sponged some fall colors to give the feeling of an autumn woodland floor.
I'll be posting more pics during the month with this stamp set along with some of the other great stamps and products CTMH has to offer.  If you love "Family is Forever", you can get it this month for only $5 when you spend $50 on other products.  (Also, don't forget the September special which is free with $30 of stamp sets from the current Idea Book!).
Check back in a couple days for the hop! 


Casandra Bennett said...

This is beautiful. I love all of the colorful details, and those owls make me giggle.

Donna Davis said...

I totally Love this card! I wasn't sure if I liked this stamp set but now that I see what you did with it, I can't wait to use it. You have really been in your Scrappy Groove lately!