Hello and hope you're enjoying a lovely summer day wherever you are in the world! It's a beautiful day in the 70's here with sun shining and pure blue skies! Kiddos are playing outside with their friends. A true summer day.
But we've had our share of some rainy days and on those days I like to color in my mandala coloring book or do some scrapbooking or other paper craft. I thought I would share a little from my paper crafting world today and show you a couple of cards I completed recently. I enjoy using some pre-existing blank cards that I have as a back drop and embellishing them a bit.
The first card I did with a toile back drop. I love the colors and how it feels summery to me. I embellished with an oval that I then filled with textured woven letter stickers to say "Hi" and some vintage feeling flowers I glued on.
Then a hand written sentiment inside helps get the message through. I love sending cards in the mail and hope it's not a dying "art" in this technological age. I'll add my own written update in the card and then send it to a relative or friend I haven't talked to in a while. I think it makes someone feel extra special to send something hand made and hand written.
The other card I did has more of a floral theme to it. As you can see, I was going for a romantic vintage feel with both of these. I embellished this floral back drop with a textured paper and a circle of the "sky' with a bird and flower sticker. I drew a few swoops to add movement for the bird flying by the flower.
A sweet note to write and send to a long lost loved one and let them know how much I'm missing them.
Such a truly simple way to add a little extra TLC into an envelope and send some love across the miles to someone special.