It started with my effort to find space for a rather large purchase of miscellaneous envelopes -- some from CutCardStock, most from our local Staples. Just stocking up. In the process of organizing I gathered up a whole bunch of pre-cut cards and moved them to a more handy spot. Right away I put one of those pre-cut cards to work... the glossy checkered card here:
Promise, I'll list all supplies at the end. I felt the checkered card was perfect for this retired cars set (Henry). I've colored him often and love him every time. However, it was an unrelated Fiskars sentiment set that prompted me to use Henry. Party on the front, huffing and puffing on the inside:
I hadn't used that particular "over the hill" quote yet and it needed a home.
A second Henry resulted from a stamping error and rather than put him, uncolored, into the card parts drawer I colored and cut him out and gave him his own card. All stamps on this one are from the Henry set. The smile word was cut apart after stamping in multiple colors. I now have a spare "smile", sheesh, and will have to use it soon. Both Henrys are watercolored with Tombow markers.
Well, gee, I had one more checkered card base (years old) so I upcycled a birthday card I received from our insurance agent. That's the glossy white panel with sentiment. I liked the clean style of the original card, but wanted to dress it up minimally for the hand crafted look. The glossy checkered card base and glittery balloon were all it needed. Love how this came out!
Well, this was fun for me. Did you think this post would never end? I know! Just wanted to put the related cards in one post. Supplies are listed below my signature.
Wishing you a wonderful start to the new year. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle "Cars-Henry" (out of business, retired), Fiskars "Make a Wish Quotes" Paper: Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, Neenah 110 lb white, Cool Caribbean, glossy black, orange glitter cardstock, glossy checkered pre-cut card, upcycled bday card Ink: Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean Coloring: Watercolor with Tombow markers Dies: Lil' Inker Silly Stitched Die Set, Impression Obsession Balloons, Tutti Designs Celebrate Word Set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Memory Box Banner Parade