No, clearly not a Christmas card, which many card makers seem to have started making long ago! Our nephew passed his driving test a week ago but today is the first opportunity I’ve had to make his card. I’m entering it into this week’s challenge at Sketch Saturday. The map shows the streets where he will have practised most as they’re close to his home.
In my experience men don’t like fussy cards, which suits me just fine as I simply can’t make them! Sketch Saturday‘s sketch this week appealed to me as it’s quite simple, with a little bit of extra interest whilst still not being over the top. I used an Indigo Blu stamp for the main image, stamped in Hero Arts black ink, and some patterned paper from my stash.
A few weeks ago I spotted the Indigo Blu giant peony stamp on offer in a craft shop so I couldn’t resist it. But of course, the stamp really is giant so it’s very difficult to fit it on one card, hence the idea of cutting the finished stamped, watercoloured image into two. I will admit to being a little nervous as I made the chop, having spent quite a long time painting it!
Anyway, the resulting cards are shown below. I’m entering them (as separate entries, if I can) into the Watercolour challenge at Addicted to Stamps and the inaugural challenge at the Flower Challenge.
The little recipient of this card is mad on Thomas the Tank Engine so I hope he likes this alternative! The stamps are by Kirsty Wiseman, and had never seen ink before. The backing paper was from my stash and the sketch is from Sketch Saturday.
My son asked for a cat-themed card for the 18th birthday of one of his friends. Choosing the stamp to use was easy – I only had one of a cat! I stamped him in black, then coloured his eyes green and used Anita’s Clear Gloss to add a little dimension. I drew in some grass and stamped a few flowers. Then I sat & looked at the image for ages but couldn’t decide what to do next. Searching the blogosphere led me to Mojo Monday’s sketch and the rest was easy, using stamps, patterned paper & ribbons I’d had in my stash for ages.