When I send out cards, I usually write a note on a post it and place it inside the card, but I recently actually wrote on one of the cards I made for my BFF, and it drove me crazy, all the bumps, lol. So ... last night I made single layer cards, just using stamps and negative space templates to create the effect of mats & layering. Wanted to get something that was just as beautiful as the cards we make w/all the layers, but skinny enough to write comfortably on - especially if they want to write a long note. Here's what I came up with ...
As you can see, I used a lot of sponging the inside of a mat that I had punched in different shapes & sizes. Over this, I stamped various images & sentiments trying to keep them simple. I did use a clear gelly roll pen for the trailing butterfly paths and outlining the flowers on the card on the right. The far right also was colored using prismas & gamsol - dries so you don't see the 'bleed' on the inside of the card.
Stamps I used include Penny Black, Stampin Up With All My Heart, PTI's Butterfly Dreams; Beautiful Blossoms II, Daily Designs Sentiments & a Stampendous sentiment stamp (far right).
I ordered a back stamp from OWH's referred site, but in the meantime, I printed something similar on the back of some of these sheets of c/s. Makes it easier for the sorters - I didn't realize this before.
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