Last month i was focusing on Christmas in July. I had a few more cards from July that I thought I would post. The first one uses a new set from the 2011/2012 catalog called "Beautiful Season". This is a really pretty set featuring a bird on a holly branch. I stamped the Bird in black Stazon ink, then colored him with blender pens and ink from the lids of my ink pads. I also added a tiny dab of crystal effects to the I added a bow of Cherry Cobbler and a vintage brad as a pretty accent. The card base is Early Espresso, which has been embossed with my new hounds tooth embossing folder. I love embossing folders! I also added a bit of paper peircing in the bottom corner, and distressed the edges of the main image piece with some Crumb Cake ink on a sponge. Because Early Espresso is such a dark color, the interior of the card has a layer of very vanilla with a strip of garden green striped paper at the bottom, to make writing a greeting easier. I also added the garden green striped paper to the envelope too!