While my friend was visiting he had to go into the big city so we of course stopped at a craft store while we were in the city. I found on sale a stamp with my favorite saying by Stampabilities. Of course I had to buy it as well as a wood-grain embossing folder which I wanted after I saw a card that my friend Alice Golden had made using a wood-grain embossing folder. While at the store Kraft cardstock was on sale. Believe it or not I did not have one piece of Kraft cardstock. This is the card I made today.
I wish the blank card was heavier. I had to glue another blank card base on the inside to make the card sturdier. I'm trying to use up these blank cards which I accidentally bought a few years ago.
The card base was embossed using an embossing folder by Paper Studio. I used a brown ink on the folder. In person it really does look more like wood grain.
I used my Fiskar edging ruler to tear the edge on the Kraft cardstock. Because the cardstock is so heavy I got a distressed look to the edges. I stamped with my Caterpillar/butterfly saying stamp with black tuxedo ink by Memento. Then I colored the butterflies with some cheap washable fine tip markers I bought at a dollar store.
For those who are interested here is a movie I made while watching eagles with my cheap camera. I lost the eagle while recording when he flew right over me. It was a thrilling experience to see the Bald Eagles so close. I learned that the area where we saw the eagles also has other birds in the area. I can't wait to go exploring next year. It is moments like this which brings a richness to life.
Another year is almost over. I wish for you and yours a Happy New Year. May it be filled with all the best that life has to offer.
Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!