As a cardmaker, I send cards out for many occasions. But I've realized they are usually the traditional ones - you know the birthday's, anniversary's, sympathy. The just because ones are made but not sent to often. And the thinking of you ones are made but sent when something happens - death or an illness.
Well I want to change that! And The Angel Company is here to help! Why not make a card for another reason? Did you know there are MANY "non-traditional" holidays that are perfect to make a card for? On page 2 of our Inspiration Book & Catalogue we've listed those holidays for you. It's a GREAT way to help you get started.
One of the holidays coming up is International Day of Peace on September 21st. As a Girl Scout leader, I'm familiar with this day. We make pinwheels to display at our school incorporating a program called Pinwheels for Peace. It's a way for Girl Scouts (or anyone for that matter) to create a visual public statement about peace.
So imagine how excited I was to create a card showcasing these same things! I grabbed the set Give It A Whirl (RN-23) and created a scene. Let me show you how easy it is to do!
First thing is to stamp the pinwheels onto your paper. I placed the three pinwheels on my acrylic block and staggered them. I cut out a cloud using thin paper (think copy paper) to use as my template. Instead of a sponge I used a manicure pad and Memento Summer Sky Ink. Holding the cloud template down, I began swiping the ink around the template.
I realized that I wanted my cloud to go down a little so I made a mask for my pinwheel. To make a mask, you stamp the image on a post-it note, cut it out and then adhere it temporarily to the image. Then I started swiping ink again.
I colored my pinwheels and then made grass patches all over the hill. I continued coloring the grass until I got it how I liked it. Once you are done you can then assemble your card!
Now I have a card ready to send - it's pretty and it holds special meaning for me. I know I've conveyed that and the recipient will feel it!
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you have enjoyed my card and the how-to that went into it. Feel free to visit me at my blog, Creative Journey for more inspiraton! Thanks for stopping by!