Memory Box challenge this month is to use embossing. I went with embossing one of my foliage dies from them and then also cutting out the die and laying it on top. I also used their owl dies to add to it,
I needed a card for my brother and since my kraft cardstock was on the thin side I decided to use a piece of chipboard I had and either I didn't use the correct sandwich in my Gemini machine or the cutting is just that good because it cut through in a couple of places and even gave me a deeper embossing than I had planned on, but it stands out nicely that way.
I used pattern paper for both the one I die cut out and for the owls, the wings and the eyes come out of the one owl die and then it also has a back die for each of them, I glued the wings back in but I let the brown paper that I backed it with be the eyes for the owls and I added some white gel pen to them.
Memory Box - Forest neighbors and Fresh Foliage dies
Fiskars - Essential Sayings sentiment stamp
I love when we can get more use out of our dies. At the very end I decided to use some paint to make dots for the background and the paint was to thin and it just soaked into the chipboard.
You still have time if you want to play along in their challenge this month.
I thought I would share some pictures I took around my yard.
My hubby was gifted this lilac bush after his father passed away, we can't remember what kind it was but I think it was some type of miniature lilac.
Can you see the dew on the petals, I thought that was so pretty.
And last this robin was keeping an eye on things at the bird feeder. I can't tell you how nice it was after we bought this feeder, we had so much problems with the squirrels coming and just dumping everything out of the old feeder and made a mess on the ground, now it is fun to watch them try to figure out how to get in the feeder.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,