Jan 12, 2024

Well, we finally got a little snow! It actually looks like Vermont now. 

There is a lot to be said for having a stash of things to draw from. This background and the trees were tucked in my stash drawer. Add to that a pre-colored image from klmdigitaldesigns.com and you have a quick card, done in just a few minutes.

The background was from a day of learning the iron-off embossing technique and the trees were leftovers from a day of making Christmas package tags.  When I saw that this gnome was in the January release I knew he would make a perfect Thank you card. He had a little holly on his hat so I covered it with one of the snowflakes. Perfect for a card created during the first real snowfall of the season!

Nothing beats a pre-colored image for making a quick card!
Happy creating,

Jan 8, 2024

Happy Mail

Happy New Year 

Welcome to another year of creating. Today I'm sharing two cards using the same image.

This first image is the front of a card using KLM Digital Designs image Floral Envelope.

The card base was lightly brushed around the edges with  Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and the small envelopes were white heat embossed randomly on the front. The image and sentiment were printed on white card stock, colored with Copics, cut out, and popped up on thin 3M foam.
A glitter paper heart punch-out replaces the center of the flower.
The inside of the card uses another of the sentiments included with the image. 
A white panel was die-cut with Postage Edge dies from Spellbinders.
The Panel was Lightly brushed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The small hearts were hand-drawn with R29 Copic and accented with red Stickles.
     Copics: Shading- E40, 41, 42, 0
                  Leaves- YG00, 03, 17
                   Flower- R22, 29, T4 under R29 for darker red

This photo image shows a one-layer card (sort of).
The front has 2 panels die cut with the Postage Edge die. I hand-cut along the envelope line and the flower to create an opening for a small note to slip inside. The envelope was popped up on 3M foam.
    Copics: Leaves- YG00, 05, 67
    Shading: BV0000, BV000
    Flower: Y13, 15, 17
A small gem is in the center of the flower. 

Below is the back of the postcard, left blank for a handwritten message. I used the Postmark stamp set from PTI to stamp the back, creating the appearance of a postcard.  
This is not intended to be mailed as a postcard but as a single-layered notecard in an envelope.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a creative year ahead.

Dec 15, 2023

Welcome to my little creative blog.

Today's card uses another image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs. 
The sentiment finishes inside with "It's your birthday".

I colored the image with Copics then masked him to stencil the clouds using the clouds stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
The panel was cut with Essential Arches from Spellbinders.