I love doing nice things for people...especially friends. One of my favourite things to do (of course) is send/hand deliver a card.
This morning, I noticed a friend was having a pretty rough day (gotta love Facebook!), so I let her know that I would be in her area and if she needed an afternoon pick me up in the way of a visit and coffee that I would make myself available.
She had a meeting that she had to take over her lunch, so she had NO spare time. I really wanted to brighten her day, so I made a card and dropped it off with the receptionist at her workplace.
My card did the trick because when I was on my way home, I received a notification (again, gotta love Facebook!) that she had received the card and was absolutely thrilled with it. She said I had made her smile in what was an otherwise bad day. Mission accomplished!
Look at all those layers! YUMMY! And dimensionals? Oh yeah baby! I used 14 of those things on this card!
Here's the inside (before I wrote all the mushy stuff!):
And now...what you've been waiting for!!! The card front!
It's Sketch Challenge day over SplitCoast Stampers, so I used that as my starting point. The main image panel was PERFECT for an ATC sized image and these two sweet little girls from "The Nicest Things" were a great fit!
The first thing I did was cut down my watercolour paper. It comes in 3 3/4" x 5", but since I wanted an ATC, I cut it down to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". You can get TWO ATC out of one sheet of watercolour paper! Then I stamped the girls in Staz-ON ink as this is the best ink for watercolouring. It doesn't matter how much water you use, this stuff just DOES. NOT. RUN.
Then I just went to town with my watercolour crayons and aqua painters. I used colours from all four families on this one, so I don't think I can list all of them.
Once my image panel was completely dry, I matted in on a piece 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" piece of Baja Breeze Cardstock. Then, I just started adding layers like on the sketch till I was happy with the results and stuck it all down.
On the inside of the card, I layered a piece of Whisper White over some Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamped the sentiment and little bunny in a pot from the same set. Is that bunny not the cutest thing you've ever seen?
What do you think?
STAMPS: The Nicest Things
INK: Staz-ON, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
PAPERS: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Whisper White Cardstock; Paisley Petals DSP
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Crayons, Aqua Painters, Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals