I coloured the flowers with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers with the Tender Pink & Cherry Pink Markers, but did not extend the colour right to the edge of the petals
I also lightened up the Tender Pink near the edge of the petals with the Colorless Blender Marker. The leaves were coloured in a similar way with Leaf Green & Sap Green Markers.
Under the bottom of the stamped image with the Warm Grey 4 Marker & softening it out with the Colorless Blender Marker, I created depth & a shadow to these flowers. The lines drawn & coloured in with the Black Marker, drawn up close to the black stamped flower, so they looked like they were under the flowers.
I love to get handmade cards in the mail. Love it when you open that mailbox and there’s a hand-made card waiting for you? Much better than all that junk mail. And now days I get my bills online so my mail box doesn’t get to see much action until I get something sent in the mail.
But the extra thick or lumpy cards may require extra postage and if it’s not added before you mail it, the recipient may be charged when the card is delivered. We don’t want that, do we? It cost enough to send pretty mail as it is without adding the extra cost.
Here’s a quick and easy way to check if your card will make it through the postal guidelines for thickness…
The slot on most paper trimmers is 1/4” wide. This just happens to be the maximum thickness allowed for cards and letters. Slip the card into the envelope, then slide it through the slot on your paper trimmer. If it fits… it ships! Otherwise add that extra postage or hand deliver.
To check the weight, use a digital kitchen scale. While it comes in handy for cooking, you can also use it to weigh mail to get the postage right. Just buy a scale that you can easily read the display once the mail (box or envelope) is on it.
I was going through some old pictures of cards that I made over the past couple of years & I notice a bit of a theme happening with the cards that I have made for mostly people I work with. I had created paper pieced cards from designs that I drew up.
Beer Mug Card
Hot Air Balloons Farewell Card
Llama Goodbye Card
Papercraft paper piecing involves of making a picture by cutting pieces of coloured or patterned paper out from a design and layering them on paper.
As you can see I have made many designs over the past few years & I think I need to start to do more of these & maybe even incorporate designs into my scrapbooking.
I think what I like about this style is that it allows me to be a bit more creative. It allows me to combine my love of drawing & my love of papercraft together.