Sunday, August 23, 2009

…and I’ll send all my lovin’ to you

You would think that as a card maker, I’d be sending cards out all the time. Truth is, I’m horrible at it. I tend to remember family birthdays, but that’s it. In fact, a card that I made for someone special, and thought I sent out many months ago, just turned up mangled in the bottom of my tote bag. I feel awful about it! So I made another card for her today and will make sure it goes into the mailbox tomorrow!


This card uses some Unity stamps that I got free for signing up for their monthly stamp kit. Oh, I do love free! I thought this Bloom & Grow paper went well with the flowers in the stamp. I stamped in black and colored and airbrushed with my Copic markers — no surprise there! A couple of things were a challenge, though. The butterflies stamped in black, so I went over them with my Inkssentials White Gel Pen, and when it dried I put some orange Stickles on them. A similar thing with the little heart on the envelope. For this I stamped the envelope again in Ruby Red, cut out the tiny heart, and glued it onto the envelope. Then I covered it with some Stickles, too.

Incidentally, if you love FREE STAMPS too, head on over to i {heart} papers right now! There’s a monthly kit of Unity stamps that are only sold in stores, and Kate is carrying them. If you order the August Stampin’ Store kit before the end of this month, she will throw in some FREE stamps that she won from Unity.

Sending love YOUR way!



Anonymous said...

Preeeeeeety!! Question... how'd you do the airbrushing, but the edges look so clean? Masking tape? Did you use a rectangle nestie?

i {heart} papers said...

This is SO cute!!! I can't believe that first beauty ended up mangled. That is so sad...