Years ago I attended a Stampin’ Up! Party and learned how to do all kinds of fun and creative stuff with stamps. Cards are my favorite and it had been awhile since I’ve done this and with a depressingly long winter, even the first day I tried, I didn’t enjoy myself and wasn’t impressed with my efforts. After awhile though, I started to have fun again. I don’t often let myself play and this was play time. Here are some of the cards I made.
This first trio are done with colored pencils – by my daughter Joy (age 8).
This next set I had fun using browns, which is not a normal palette for me but was fun. Hey, there was till pink in there…
And then there were the happy, hoppy frogs… they were fun and I used watercolor pencils for those and some I even cut out and used pop-ups under so they “jump” out at you a little more.
But I wasn’t done… Some more masculine brown/green/gold but then more cheerful pinks and oranges and lime greens.
These were fun mixing textures and patterns.
I have plenty more that I made in about a week (I did about eighty cards). I don’t mail out cards as much as I used to, but now when I do they will be ones made by me and hopefully cherished a little more for the time and effort that went into making them along with putting them in an envelope with an old fashioned stamp and sending them snail mail.
The cards are soooooooo pretty!!!