Hello again! More fair weather card making today. When the sun comes out the cards get simpler. I needed a masculine "thinking of you" card, and this one fit the bill. It left my house so quickly I don't even remember what I stamped inside.
I'd been admiring the Tutti Designs stained glass dies and had all of them bookmarked for future shopping. Well, along came a not-to-be-resisted sale at Dies R Us, and three of them jumped into my basket. This one is "Landscape". Appropriately named.
It's a no-fuss card design, but colorful, and I have to say I could thoroughly enjoy making bunches of these. Absolutely no special coloring skills required. In fact, it seems to want this child-like simplicity. Maybe I'm just telling myself that so I can keep on making them along these lines. That's the plan, I'll confess.
I needed a quick card, but I still wanted to have fun with it, so I did this somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle. Cut the die from white paper and poked the inner pieces out, just letting them fall in a jumbled up pile. Glued the die cut outline onto the wood grain panel, and then commenced putting my puzzle together. I determined where each piece fit and then colored it accordingly, using Copic markers. Finished up with a second die cut outline glued over top for dimension.
I made one of these on vellum, too, with a black outline and some embellishment, but this simpler one with the white outline had my heart. I'll look forward to coloring the other two -- birds and flowers. I'm curious as to how they'll turn out.
I'll pop back in when I can. As of this writing I'm officially out of cards, but we'll see what happens. Coloring is in progress, sigh... springtime! Enjoy your day!