Hello and happy weekend! I think we can all agreed that everyone LOVE getting happy mails. Right? Well, on Friday, one little boy got a happy mail waiting for him when he got off the bus. It was a thank you card from his buddy, thanking him for coming to his birthday party a few weeks back. I thought that was just the cutest thing. The smiles on his sweet little face was priceless and what a great way to end his week! I was so inspired by that joyfulness he received that I decided to send a few friends some happy mails too this weekend ūüėÄ

    [ I do not sell any of my drawing]

    smiley happy mail digital drawing by Christina Hor Designs

    Now wouldn’t it be so much fun to opened up the envelope and have a card full of smiley come flying right out of an envelope to greet you? ¬†That what I’ve envisioned as I drew this up. ¬†It didn’t take me long since it involved drawing just circles and straights lines. ¬†What took the longest and hardest part was trying to make those smiley faces as cute and hilarious as possible. ¬†Then I added in tiny dots, scattered them randomly here and there to filled the void between the smiley. ¬†I actually left a small empty space in between the smiley so I can pull in the sentiment “sending smiles across the miles” which I created in Picmonkey. ¬†The empty space is also perfect for future cards with a different sentiment. ¬†I can also stamp emboss in a sentiment too rather than using a digital one if I want.

    After printing a bunch of copies out on gina k. Designs’ white layering paper, I colored the smiley and envelope with Copic markers. Then added shimmer to them with¬†clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. ¬†I also used¬†Wink of Stella glitter pens¬†(in green, blue, purple and red) for the tiny circles.

    I thought the card could use a little more circles and a little dimension. ¬†So I scattered random drops of Ranger’s Glacier White Enamel Accents¬† around the image. ¬†I am so glad that Ranger came out with these Enamel Accents bottles! ¬†They are¬†dimensional faux enamel and they come in 12 beautiful colors. I actually went ahead and purchased the entire collection, the¬†Ranger Enamel Accents Sets of 12. ¬†I don’t use a lot of embellishment on my cards, but when I do it’s mostly with enamel dots. ¬†What I love about these Ranger’s Enamel Accents bottles is that not only can I create lots and lots of dimensional dots in any sizes I want, but I can actually draw with them and create dimensional artworks (I’ll share that project with you soon). ¬†And since it’s a 0.5 fl oz bottle, it will last me a long time before I need a refill. ¬†And that’s a big money saving for me.

    While I wait for the enamel accent dots to dry, I worked on the layering for the card. ¬†First, I cut and scored the Bazzill’s Marshmellow Chick (from Ellen Hutson)¬†to create my A2 (4.25x5.50) card. ¬†Then I die cut the MFT Lucky Prints (6x6 Paper Pack) and the Bazzill’s Robin Egg (from Ellen Hutson) with the We R Memory Keeper Rectangle Nestling Dies. ¬†I adhesive all the layers to the base card with the Be Creative Tape.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your weekend with me.  I hope you will come back and join me next week for a very special project by a very sweet little girl that many of you have come to know and love.


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