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 😀
[ I do not sell any of my drawing]
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.