welcome back and happy monday friends!
continuing on with the challenge i gave myself in this post last week, i would like to share a few of the cards i created and mailed out.
to provide a little bit of a back story - this first card was for a friend who just recently adopted/rescued a new puppy! she shared a photo on social media of the new pup and i decided a fun congrats-style card was in order.
using the photo she posted as inspiration, i stamped and die-cut a dog image from this set from my favorite things. i combined two sentiments from different stamp sets from papertrey ink to create my supporting sentiment "on your new addition."
i used a purple watercolored background to mimic the purple collar the pup was wearing in the photo and then added some detail with a vellum die-cut heart, black strip and white wood-grain patterned strip. in addition, i rounded three of the four corners.
the image of the dog was colored with prismacolor markers and for added dimension, i stacked three die-cuts on top of one another. to make the eyes have a little shine and dimension, i added a little of this pen, which is one of my favorites!
for the second week in a row, i added a sentiment to the inside of the card. while i don't normally do this, i have to admit that i like the cohesiveness it brings to the card.
as seen on instagram and in the preview photo, i created an envelope to match the card. none of my purple envelopes were the same color, so i die-cut a block of the purple watercolor paper, added some of the white wood-grain, rounded three corners and drew a black line before adhering the block to a black envelope. i love adding details like this!
my friend received the card and loved it - which was my entire point! i'm so excited about the way that it turned out and i'm really looking forward to making more cards with those doggos!
another friend just bought a house and i definitely think that's something to celebrate! i busted out some tim holtz distress inks to use as watercolors to create the background for this card.
i moved from yellow to orange to red going side to side before adding flecks of water for additional detail. using stamps from papertrey ink, i added in the sentiment.
using an embossing folder, i added texture and design to the bottom portion of the panel with a city-scape scene.
the real-life texture on the watercolor paper is amazing. especially when viewed at an angle - it's so detailed. the entire watercolor panel is elevated off of the card base with foam tape - this roll is huge [seriously huge!] but i'm s l o w l y making my way through it!
and keeping in style with the last two cards, i did add a sentiment to the inside of the card. i'm thinking this might become a thing!
i'm so happy for my friend and can't wait to visit her new home - she's got great taste and i'm sure she'll have the most incredible decor!
what's your favorite reason to send mail? big, important occasions like birthdays, celebrations and anniversaries or the everyday moments?
november 5 is national donut appreciation day - i donut know about you, but i love a good donut!
i hope you have a great week - let me know what kind of cards you'd like to see and don't forget to submit your snail mail addy on my contact page if you'd like to be on the receiving end of a #mailitmonday card!
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