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While the subject matter might be a touch melancholy (for when aren’t we a little sad when our loved ones are away) this card is a fun one to create by channeling the joy they bring you into the image!
This card started out with 3 successively smaller die cuts using Diorama contour nesting dies on 3 colors of card stock. The image was stamped from the 2021 Fall Sale-a-Bration Feels Like Home stamp set (free with $50 purchase.) Sentiment is also from Feels like Home and punched with 1-1/2 inch circle punch.
I love the Diorama dies for their versatility! We’re not going to let the part we cut out go to waste either. Next time we’ll make another card using those pieces.
In coloring this card there are any number of ways to approach it. I chose a subtle colored pencil palette to just bring hints of color that tied in the cardstock diorama tones – enough color to draw the eye to the image without getting fussy over the shading.
Dyeing seam ribbon is one of my favorite “prep” things to do, and so I gently spotted damp seam ribbon with a few of the colors (use your markers for this) used in the focal image. As the ribbon dries the ink travels and blends and softens in tone. You can create the perfect ribbon for any project this way.
As is my personal signature, the envelope and the inside of the card are stamped with the coordinating pot of flowers stamp from this set. I never leave an envelope naked as I feel the joy of receiving a card should start the moment it touches the recipients hand with just a hint of what waits inside!
I hope this card inspires you to create and I’d love to see your cards, too!
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