Thursday, December 1, 2011
Homer and a Bit of Bling - A Thanksgiving story
Well, I always brine my turkey for Thanksgiving, which involves putting the bird in a bath of wonderful things like cider, herbs, apples, carrots, etc. for 3-4 days. I have no room in my refrigerator for the large bucket that he needs to sit in, so my friend Dee boards my bird in her spare fridge every year. After Thanksgiving every year, the bird sends Dee a thank you note, and gives her a little gift. It's very funny. So this is Homer the Turkey's card for Dee.
I had these beautiful leaves in my stash of this and that - I made them a looooooooooong time ago when trying out the emboss resist technique, and never used them. I think the leaf stamps are from Hero Arts, but I am not sure. I mounted them on red then brown, and added a little jute. To add a little interest and texture, I embossed 2 score lines on top and a zigzag sewing line. My bit o' bling is to the left of the sentiment - green self adhesive crystals. The card has been sent along with a little gift of truffles and goat cheese to Homer's boarder. Now on to Christmas. I have very few cards made. Gotta switch into gear now, or give it up for this year. Fa La La La La!