Happy Tuesday! This morning the kids and I shoveled about 3″ of snow off the driveway and sidewalks. I always try to get it done early so the mailman doesn’t have a hard time through our yard, not to mention the delivery guys! I don’t want to find a box tossed because they didn’t feel safe coming to the door!
I have two cards for you today. I wasn’t completely happy with the first one, but it matched the other 5 non-donkey cards I made for my pen pals using an old Paper Pumpkin kit. I am running low on cards to mail out to friends, so I decided that Paper Pumpkin was the way to go to make it quick and easy! None of them were the kit projects though. They were all alternative cards that you can view at our Facebook Group.
This one uses the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder for the background using white on a white card base. Then I wrapped Baker’s Twine around the card front before gluing it down with Foam Adhesive Strips.
Next I used a Blending Brush to darken the square with Highland Heather ink. I then punched out a white scalloped heart (Heart Punch Pack) and using a Blending Brush colored it with Mint Macaron ink. With the other punch from the pack I cut out the Don Juan donkey. If you haven’t gotten the Many Messages bundle, it is SO worth it! It is one big stamp with a bunch of sentiments and the die cuts them all out at the same time. If you just buy the die then you have all types of tags for sentiments. I used the die to cut out a bunch of white tags then stamped my Hey There, Friend sentiment on one of them. I popped up the tag with foam adhesive strips and used the clear embellishments to accent the images.
The second project
I wanted to do a monochromatic card with neutral colors for the next project. Using Sahara Sand cardstock, Crumb Cake ink, Blending Brushes and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks I created the soft patterned backgrounds. It makes the card look like a winter day without using white.
Love the Forever Greenery trim that divides the card. It is so soft and full of texture.
Before cutting out the circles and triangles I ran them through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to soften them up as well.
Sahara Sand ink and a Blender Pen were used to coloring in the cute little donkey who was stamped in Soft Suede. Then he was popped it up with Dimensionals.
There are so many ways to use these Darling Donkeys! Enjoy!