Hello friends! It’s Carmen and I’m back with you today to share a Thank You card I made for a dear pen pal I have. Do people still have pen pals in this day of technology? Well, I do and she’s the dearest lady. We’ve been writing and sending care packages to each other for about 4 years now and it never gets old.
This week I wanted to send her a special handmade card to really express how much I appreciate her encouragement and loyalty.
I started with Strathmore Mixed Media card taped to my craft sheet and a paper towel underneath to protect the card from runs. Using a very wet #9 flat brush I applied Americana Acrylic Paint in Desert Turquoise, Light Avocado, Wasabi Green and Antique Teal to create the background. I was going for a garden look, so these colors would be perfect for that. I love these cards because the can take a lot of wet medium, and anything you add to them.
Using the same acrylic paints, I started creating the foliage. First with TCW 548s Mini Herbarium.
Then continuing to layer with TCW 534s Mini Bay Branches and TCW 516s Mini Falling Seeds. I added Driftwood color acrylic paint with the mini falling seeds stencil to add more dimension.
In keeping with the pen pal theme, I stamped the background with one of my favorite stamps, Hero Arts wood block script stamp and Staz-On ink pad in Emerald City.
I wanted to fill in the foliage a little more so I stamped Paper Wings Productions Carved Bits stamps with Staz-On in Ganache.
I added the word Thanks with my Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen in Black.
And don’t forget the envelope…
I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today and are inspired to make a special card for a special pen pal.
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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member