I've been pretty unwell for the past week due to a nasty virus, and it was only on Friday night that I actually got back into my craft room after a few days in bed feeling like the shadow of death was hanging over me, obviously it's NOT my time to depart this earthly coil so here I am getting better, too slowly for my tastes, but then I've always been a want it and want it NOW kind of person.
Given that here in Australia September is the first month of our spring, I decided to go with that and incorporate the embossing.
I've used two embossing folders, the first one is the background and is Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-003 and I used the inside design of this double sided embossing folder. The second embossing folder is by Craft Concepts and is called Sycamore.
Now please dont' be anal here folks and judge the fact that the tree is called sycamore, the background is obviously NOT sycamore leaves, and I've put tiny Daisy's on my tree.
My base card is a lovely ribbed card which I buy from Blue Edge Crafts, it's a great weight card blank which can hold quite a bit of dimension weight added onto the front, I use it a lot for my base cards for just that reason, only wish it came in colours other than white.
For my background colours I've used Stampin Up's Certainly Celery, and Pink Pirouette. I cut and embossed the pieces then punched the edges with a scallop border punch by Kaszazz.
The tree was embossed onto Stampin Up's Whisper White, then only the embossing was coloured with Copics, I used E11 for the tree trunk and branches, and YG03 to give the effect of new spring growth.
I used an embossing tool to make my tiny daisies curl upwards, then stuck them into place and finished them with a tiny Stampin Up pearl in the centre of each.
The ribbon is Stampin Up's 1/8" Lucky Limeade organdy, and I've used a flower shaped paper clip to anchor it to.
The two dragonflies are from my stash and I've had them for ages, no idea where I got them from.
The sun is punched from Stampin Up's So Saffron using Stampin Up's 1" circle punch and the dove is a Martha Stewart punched out of SU's basic black.
The sentiment is a computer generated word art which I punched out and backed with Modern Label punched out of So Saffron..
I hope you like my interpretation of not only the embossing theme but of Spring also.
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