Remember the good old days before the advent of apps and instant messaging when we wrote love letters? I do.
There are times that I wish it would come back too! Old fashioned ways, can sometimes appeal more than the new ways of keeping in touch.
Anyway, it was that thought that inspired this Artist Trading Card.
So anyway, before I go getting TOO romantic on you and gushing forth a plethora of floral analogies I’d best delve in and explain how this one was created.
The first part was to create the background. For this I used a feather stamp (free with Craft Stamper magazine). I used Perfect Medium to stamp the image and then applied and heat-set it with fine white embossing powder.
I then used some watercolour pens to apply the blue and pink and then spritzed it with water (thoroughly soaking it). The colours ran a little, helping to create the shadowy area around the feather, which I liked indeed.
For the lettering I used some mini alphabet stamps to create the look of handwritten lettering. I stamped each one out individually using Versafine ink and then trimmed them down randomly.
PVA glue with a fine tipped applicator (and a pair of tweezers) were then used to position them in the “scrabble” fashion.
To finished the ATC I used a heart shaped die cut to trace a dotted pattern around and then applied some mini pink gems.
And that my dear lovelies completed another in the ATC challenge.
Did you use to write love letters to your other half? Do you still do it? (write letters that is, you naughty people, lol)
I would, but I’m still single so haven’t got anyone to write them too :/
No, no. Please put the mini-violin away, lol!
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Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.
I’ll see you again soon!