I've been making cards all year long and sending them to BFF-J, who wasn't able to find a job here in our home area and ended up relocating to Annapolis. I don't want her to think we've forgotten her (and I've been loving an excuse to stamp something besides cards for the winter holidays).
St Patrick's Day card:
Leprechaun image from the long-defunct Gotta Stamp. Green ink on green paper trimmed with the "Squiggle" blade on my Carl cutter, and the edges inked with the same green as the main image.
Bunny hug stamp from Inky Antics, stamped once on plain white cardstock and again on an orange specialty paper to make the carrot. The white cardstock was cut with the "Deckle" blade for the Carl cutter. The bunny stamp set came with the carrot-images stamp used to make my own background paper with orange ink on orange cardstock. The same ink was used to ink the edges of the white cardstock. The bunny was colored with Prismacolor pencils.
Daffodil background stamp from Peddlar's Pack, stamped on pale yellow cardstock with yellow ink. Daffodil bouquet stamp from the now-defunct PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange). Trimmed with the "Squiggle" blade for the Carl cutter and glued to a darker yellow cardstock. The inside featured a printed image of Darth Vader's head stuck flower-like on a flower stem (I used a rose stamp and masked the bloom so it wouldn't imprint) and the verse "Spring is sprung; the grass is riz. I wonder where Darth Vader is." I'll admit: I took the idea from a 'toon in a SW zine.
Independence Day x 2:
Three pieces of fireworks scrapbooking paper matted to ordinary blue cardstock, which were then layered onto red, which was layered onto blue, which was layered onto white cardstock. Lady Liberty collage by Paper Impressions in blue on white cardstock, layered to red, layered to blue. Red/white/blue ribbon glued (sloppily, I think) over the fireworks-paper trio. Lady Liberty's set was mounted with pop dots over the ribbon.
Lady Liberty collage in red this time, on white cardstock layered on blue. Red/white/blue patterned scrapbook paper layered onto blue cardstock, with the collage-stamp layers glued directly to the scrapbook layer.
That's enough for today, otherwise the post gets too picture intensive.