Sunday, April 11, 2021
April is National Letter Writing Month, so in honor of that Deb and I decided to create a card honoring snail mail. I love this idea. As card makers, we all still love and respect the idea of actually sending happy mail to the people we love.
I wanted to keep my card simple so I stamped the image and sentiment from The Unity Stamp Company's Sending My Love stamp set onto some white 110lb cardstock in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored the image using my Copic markers. I stamped one of the envelopes from the same stamp set, colored it, fussy cut it out, cut a slit in the mailbox, and adhered it directly to the card panel. I added some white gel pen to the images and then adhered the whole panel to the A2 white card base.
I was out running around doing errands today, so I popped into the Starbucks at our local Target and got myself a very tasty almond milk cold brew latte! Now, be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog to see how she was inspired.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Hello, happy Saturday! Today's card was created for this month's Send A Smile 4 Kids, where our challenge was to create a card for a child to give to a mother/grandmother. To create my card I started by stamping the adorable birds and sentiment from Hero Arts Mother's Day stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and some 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut the image into a focal panel using a x-stitch circle die from Gina Marie Designs. Then I picked some plain blue paper from the Echo Park Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad and stamped the Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines background stamp onto it using Gina K ink in ocean mist. I cut the panel to fit my A2 card base and adhered it directly to the front. Using the scrap that was left over from the 6x6 blue paper I stamped the same background stamp and cut it down to a smaller strip. I then die cut the scalloped and stitched rectangle panel out using another Gina Marie Designs die and then adhered more of the patterned paper from the same paper pad in the center for some contrast. I adhered the small strip across the center and popped the circle panel up directly in the center using 3M foam tape. That finished up my cute Mother's Day card. Be sure to pop over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see what the rest of the design team created this month and be sure to play along. I always enjoy seeing how everyone is inspired!