Goodbye Summer


Anything Goes Embossing With A Twist of Fall

A while back I had painted the chipboard birdhouse, bird and branch then glued them together. At the time I was just fooling around with a few bits and pieces so they were set aside until I decided how I wished to use them. The challenge at CYHTP has a twist of fall to it and as the colours were kind of fall looking and it is the end of summer I decided that it would be a good image for the embossed background. Too me it looks as if the little bird is thinking of leaving hence the goodbye summer title. The embossing folder is a newer one by Tim Holtz called Foliage and I used a brush and 3 different inks on top to get the background. This folder is 3D and is so detailed that the CS used splits if one isn’t careful. The stamps are from GKD called Triple Play Holiday and I fussy cut the leaves and twine ribbon before adding them to the card front. The additional branch behind the birdhouse is another GKD set Birds & Blossoms 2 and I fussy cut this out too. Gems are from my stash and I also added a bit of gold to the leaves before calling the card finished. Thanks for looking and I hope your weekend is a good one.

13 thoughts on “Goodbye Summer

    1. Thanks Brenda. I enjoy doing the work, but sometimes I do something and set it aside until I figure out a way to use it.

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  1. So pretty and so many elements that all work together from your bird moving on from its birdhouse to the added branch and leaves. Great job on all of that fussy cutting. The embossed piece is really gorgeous with the added colors. Did you try misting the back side of your cardstock with water before running it through the 3D embossing folder? I think Jennifer McGuire recommended that.

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  2. Thanks Gayle and no I didn’t mist the CS before embossing. Will give it a try next time I do dry embossing. It has taken me months to figure out a sandwich that works with my Big Shot.

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  3. This is a fun card! I’d say the same as Gayle, about misting before embossing. I love how your background turned out and is a perfect setting for the fun bird and birdhouse.

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  4. This is a stunning card. The embossed background is amazing and you completed it with a nice image and embellishments.
    Lia DT CYHTP

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