What do you do on a depressing day, when everything appears dark and gloomy? Answer: Watercolor Away. Today, I had a little time to play around with my Kuretaki Japanese watercolors, resulting in 12 “Thank you” cards to begin my 2017 365 Cards Project. I experimented with several interesting techniques, which I plan to use again in the future. Maybe it is not too late to get some of my delinquent sentiments mailed to friends and family, who have helped us through some very difficult times. Once again, the cards are much prettier in “real time”. Watercoloring definitely perked me up a bit.
Have you ever received a handwritten note or personally, created card in the mail? Didn’t it give you great joy? The payback for the sender is the personal PEOPLE CONNECTIONS you will receive in the most unexpected forms! Send a hand-written greeting 365 days of the year to a family member, a friend, an acquaintance, a long-ago friend, a neighbor, someone who needs a boost, someone you suddenly run into, or ANYONE with whom you want to RECONNECT. It will fill your heart with lovely thoughts and memories. Inspired by: 365 Thank Yous by John Kralik
FIVE-CARD HANDMADE SENTIMENT KITS, 2016
Butterfly 5-card “Wishes” Kit
Materials used: Stampin’ Up Butterfly Basics Stamp Set; Stampin’ Up card stock; Assirted background paper prints, and Stampin’ Up Butterfly Framelits.
Pirate 5-CARD “ARG” Kit
Materials Used: Assorted black/white prints; assorted STampin’ Up colored card stock, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, and Stampin’ Up Hey Valentine Stamp Set
LOVELY 5-card “DAMASK” SENTIMENT KIT
Materials used: Assorted Damask paper; sequins; Stampin’ Up oval scallop punch; Stampin’ Up heart punch, and Wetlands Stamp set sentiment.
CARDS SENT WITH CARE:
Materials used: Stampin’ Up, Stamping Bella stamps, and Penny Black stamps