I haven't been posting regularly, but I'll see if I can change that. I thought it might be interesting to post cards that I make along with the inspiration for the card. Many of my cards aren't original designs - some are exactly like someone else's card, and a few others are variations of designs. It's the variations that I'm talking about.
I found it because I was looking for inspiration for a romantic script 6x6 stamp I purchased from My Favorite Things. This is the card I made.
I didn't have the beautiful flowers from the inspiration, so I used instead Doodle Flowers from Inkadinkado. The doodle look to them worked well with my hand-drawn stems and buds. I stamped them on Neenah solar white with MFT black hybrid ink. I stamped the MFT Romantic Script stamp over the flowers with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink. I colored the flowers and stems with copic markers. I then "distressed" the white paper with Distress Ink - all over with old paper and then on the edges with vintage photo using a round blender. The piece is layered on MFT Tangy Orange. The sentiment is from Penny Black's "Sprinkles and Smiles" set. The card has no dimension, and I love the look of it. It's a favorite of mine.
I was a little more rushed this year creating our Christmas cards, but I did finish them. The totals were:
- Cards for friends and family - 50
- Cards for Steve, Grant and Josh - 3
- Cards for Steve's work group - 6
- Cards for a friend to send - 4
- Cards for the church's scholarship students - 6