Hello card makers.
Welcome to my blog. I can't believe it's September already. And our color for this month is this gorgeous mix of amber!!! Beautiful for the Fall season, isn't it??? I am from Lithuania. We came to America when I was 10. The gem Amber is our national Gem. It comes from the Baltic sea, which borders our country and is easily found there. It actually is the sap that comes down from the trees into the water and forms this gem. That's why there are so many different colors, shades and little bits of "stuff" in the gem, as the sap drips and collects bits and pieces. Also, Amber is very soft and does not withstand a lot of abuse (like an opal). So it's not expensive like hard stones. It's used a lot in their paintings and crafts.
Now that I've given you your lesson for today. Let me show you the card that I made with this color.