Sometimes I need a gift card or a nice tag to add to a package... something simple to send a quick message but I don't have a lot of time to create something. I decided to sit down and whip up a bunch of "mini-cards" tonight to share for GinaK's Happy Spring Blog Hop event.
I used four gorgeous colors from the Spring Collection (Lovely Lavender, Creme de Menthe, Lemon Drop, and Ocean Mist) for the bases and matted the main layer with black to give it a bit of pop. I used the stamping off technique to stamp each of the four images from the Happy Spring set "behind" the sentiment. I then stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black over the receded image. I didn't color the images (I know... can you believe it? I was SO hard not to reach for my markers!)
I wanted to make each one a bit different, yet keep them fairly simple, so I added buttons to one, ribbon to another, colored gems to yet another, and colored pearls to the fourth. Of course I did have to add my own special touch and I doodled a frame around each one... that I COULDN'T resist. LOL
It was SO easy to make these that I whipped up 4 of each... so I have 16 "gift cards" all ready to use when I need them. I'm already looking forward to the next "gifting" occasion so I can send one out! :)
Several designers are joining together to share even more samples for the Happy Spring stamp set tonight. Please visit the following blogs for their projects:
- Jessica Fick
- Colleen Schaan
- Suzanne Dean
- Carolina Buchting
- Jennie Harper
- Karen Knegten
- Selma Stevenson
- Shannon Bracken
- Sharri Seffens
- Tina Gilliland
The free card kit will be available with every purchase of the Happy Spring stamp set until Thursday, April 22nd at 10pm when the new card kit stamp set is released! Be sure to take advantage of the freebie while it's available!
Also, remember to enter your project for GinaK's Illustrator Challenge by Monday April 12th at 8pm! We can't wait to see who the next Guest designer will be for April's release!