Hello...Is It Me You're Looking For?
Hi everyone and welcome back!
Sometimes we get a little blue thinking of a friend or a loved one. Why not sent them a little hello to let them know that you are thinking of them. They may be thinking of you too. That was me this week since a close friend of mine left to Texas. So I made this little hello card with a blue theme to let her know she is missed.
Here is what you will need to make this card...
Let the fun begin
We will begin with the fun part! WATERCOLOR!!!! The watercolor palette that you see here are Aquarella from Sennelier, a french brand of colors that are highly pigmented and made with a honey base.
At first I didn't know what I wanted to make when I first started out. I just decided I wanted blue and green color blotches with splashes of darker blues, greens, purples and black. I usually do this to start a card and then I get inspired as I go. Most people like to write out their idea, but I'm a fly by the seat of my pants type of girl. I find that the most beautiful artwork is that which is inspired and flawed. The best part of this...I don't have to be perfect for watercolor.
Using the largest die from the Poppystamps, I cut out a tag in blue cardstock. I then used the next size down to cut out the watercolored paper.
Using a pattern stencil I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch I blended in some color to my blue tag. I figure we should keep things a little interesting!
Using my Cropadile, I punched a whole into each tag. I then set my tags where they would be placed on my white cardstock and since the Cropadle was too short to make a punch on that exact spot I used a 1/8" hole punch. I punched around several times to make the punch size to match the tags.
Now it's time to start start decorating my white cardstock. I used the pattern paper to bring in some color towards the bottom of the card. Then glued down my blue tag to match the hole punch on my card stock. Next I glued down my watercolor tag also aligning it with the hole punch and rotating a bit to allow some of my stenciled tag to peek out.
Here is a little trick to how I tie bows around my card.
BTW...I used a heated ribbon cutter for trimming my ribbon. This way it does not fray the ends. WeR and Michael's sells them.
Using some aqua ricrac from Michael's, I glued it across the lower portion of my card front. I was able to use tacky glue for this as it adhered pretty well.
Next I carefully glued down my Starry Hello Sentiment onto the card. I didn't want it to be perfectly centered so I placed it a little over to right to balance out the card. My final touch we to add some pearl embellishments to the right and left of my sentiment, keeping it a trio.
Finished! Here is your end product.
I hope you have found that using SVG items can be fun and simple, as well as make beautiful cards. The best part about using an SVG file is that you can use it to make any size project you need. Hope to see you back again!