I was very moved by this post by my blogging friend, Asela Hopkins. The America ideals of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, self-sufficiency, and taking pride in your work seem to be slipping away, but if everyone was as conscientious as Asela's immigrant parents, this country would be a much better place.
This paper by Daisy D's is quite possibly my favorite ever and I've been hoarding it for about two years! It's so warm and rich looking, perfect for fall. Also perfect for fall are these two bird stamps, from the retired SU set, Feathered Hope.
I used my Copic markers to color both stamped images. For the first card, I used numbers E33, E57, R02, R27, Y38, YG23, B000, B21. The sentiment is stamped on the twill with Black Staz-on ink.
For the second card, I used B24, B21, V12, YR04, Y38, R02, E02, YG00, E00, E11, E08. The sponging around the image was done with More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, and Close to Cocoa. The second card uses the sketch challenge from Splitcoaststampers SC199.
ETA: The top card measures 5 x 7 inches. The bottom card measures 4.5 x 6.25 inches.
Stamps: Feathered Hope, Hero Arts
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Neenah Solar White classic crest, Daisy D's dp, DCWV dp
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Staz-on Jet Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, lace, twill, Making Memories brads, Prima leaves, baby rick rack, Nestabilities Classic Small and Large square dies
Stamps: Feathered Hope
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, DCWV, Daisy D's
Ink: More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Copic Markers, Lace, Prima Got Flowers, button, thread, Nestabilities Rectangle Classic and Scalloped dies, Liquid Pearls