An Odd Request

Good afternoon! I received an odd request from my Dad this week for a card.  He and my brother are scuba divers and just got back from a weekend where they took an advanced course.  He wanted a card for the instructor to go along with a gift he was giving him.  Here comes the odd part, he wanted a card with a scuba diver holding a rifle with a deer in the background.  The instructor is both a scuba diver and a hunter. I told him I had no stamps of any of the 3 requested things, so I did my own thing, which I thought would work for a hunter. My dad was disappointed that he didn't get his desired card, but as my mom told him, you can't request something that specific from an artist!
I made a belly band to go around the gift card box, featuring some Sizzix die cuts from my Big Shot.  I cut squares of the dp and then layered them on white cardstock before I ran it through my Big Shot with the Top Note die.  It created this neat patchwork look.  I also used the bird from the Sizzlit die cut, which I paired with a scallop circle.  Many thanks was stamped and cut out with my oval punches.  I think it's cute, even if it wasn't what my dad expected!
I also made this card yesterday for SC198 on Splitcoast.  I really liked the way the circle is framed by a few scallops, one underneath and one behind the dp.  I used the stamp set "Happy Blessings" from the new mini catalog, as well as some of the dp from that same catalog.  The scallop circles are Marvy Uchida punches and a Sizzix circle.  On the bottom piece of dp, I ran it through my cuttlebug embossing folder which has pumpkins on vines.  For the sentiment panel, I punched a leaf from an old CM punch and layered a vellum circle stamped with the sentiment on top of that.  I finished the card with some brads along the line of the dp.
Here's one more from my marathon of stamping!  This card features the absolutely adorable Flopsey from MFT.  I stamped Flopsey reading his book and then colored him with my SU! markers, adding some grass so that he is super comfy!  The dp is by SU! called "Sweet Always", and I cut three different designs with my nestie rectangles.  The flower is from the SU! punch out pack, which I paper pierced and put circles on top of to dress it up a bit.  I stamped part of the sentiment on Flopsey's main panel, and then the rest of the sentiment on a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock which I tucked into the corner of the card.  I just love this sentiment, because it is so true, that with some people you can just pick up where you've left off no matter how long it has been since you've seen each other.  This one will be going out in the mail this week to a special friend.

Have a great rest of your weekend!