This is the card I sent to J that he should have received it around Independence day but, I don't know at this point if he has, the last letter I received he had said he had only received the very first letter I sent which turns out went to the wrong platoon. the rays are an Tim Holtz embossing folder used as a stamp. the sentiment is from Define your life.
This is the first attempt at using this set that was gifted to me. pretty simple and flat.
Thinking to send this one to J during Marine week so he get's it before we get there for his graduation. this gal is from the same Unity kit as the dresses below. one of the heart balloons is up on pop dots.
This was done a long time ago when Peggy was featured stamper.
I could not remember the name of the SU stamp to the left but, that is where the sentiment came from ( I think this was an 9/11 fundraiser type stamp but, I don't remember anymore) the old Flag background is from our daily bread designs done with watercolor crayons, the band of solidiers is from deep red.
this is that faux resist background, ( crumpled wax paper was tapped onto the card front with versamark and then tan embossing powder was heated on that and then colors were added over the top and wiped off the embossing powder) its way cooler in person than in this shot.
a while back there was a young man collecting cards for a hospital where he receives treatments and I struggle with "kid" cards a great deal but, this was done hoping the colors were cheerful. and the one below was done thinking that maybe there were days the nurses needed Happy Cards!
This is an example of what works better in your head does not always translate. I wanted all the skirts to layer, but, the bow being an sunken crater looks awful. seriously you would not wear this in reality.
I still like the idea of it but, since there is nothing in the stamp design to tuck the layers under it does not work with paper and pop dots. like this, I am thinking since then of pulling it apart, cutting off the top dress and wrapping a gauzy flowing sheer something soft maybe cheesecloth something with drape to it around the middle of that dress. cheesecloth would probably be awesome as a peeking out texture too. so this is one of those thinking things.