Here are two birthday cards for grandsons whose birthdays that come in late September and early October. I used my home-made washi tapes to hold in the checks (not included yet). I love working on black paper! Not what I'd normally choose for a birthday! But it sure makes inks pop!
If you have a copy of Joanne Sharp's book on Whimsical Lettering, you will recognize some of these above. I like to practice the different kinds of letters she suggests…it's a super great book.
I like trying out print in many different inks and sizes of nibs and the purple print on the second card is actually a "home made stencil" that I "burned" with an electric stencil cutter and then used sponges to make the purple words adding the black and white highlights when it's dry.
The tangle is "lolly-wimple" in case you are interested.
I've been enjoying adding gold to the cards with embossing powder and a heat gun.
With 12 grandchildren I have LOTS of opportunity to practice different skills!
We are having some very chilly evenings in the north woods of Wisconsin! 45 this morning. I expect we'll be having frost warnings in a week or so and the color is "just" beginning. Soon be time to start having wood fires in the fireplace! We still have about 4 weeks left before we take off. I HOPE we don't see snow!