Here's the card I made for my husband to give his mother for Mother's Day. I used yesterday's Smooch technique with Botanical Silhouettes, one of the anniversary sets from Papertrey and perfect for smooching!
Here's a close-up so you can see the shimmer. The green on this card shows up darker than in real life...getting the color balance right in Picasa is sometimes beyond me!
I used LuLu Lavender and Pear Tart Memento inks, and light purple and lime Smooch...good color combos for this technique.
On another subject, Super Jen asked what I do with all the cards I make. Well, I send a lot of them to friends, family, and random people I meet on the internet; and I give gift sets to friends and family who ask for them. Most of my cards, however, go to the troops overseas so they have cards to send home to their families and friends.
My husband served 20 years in the US Air Force and deployed several times. Our armed service personnel--and their families--are near and dear to my heart.
There was an interesting thread on Splitcoast recently discussing whether or not we need to produce "useful" things. Is the act of creation sufficient reason to do what we do, or should there be an end-user for our art/craft products?
I'm extremely ambivalent on this issue and truly feel every artist/crafter ought to do what makes her/him happy. I don't like to think of making cards that won't be used because I'm practical that way, but when all the troops come home, who will I send them to? Should I try to sell them? Package them to sell at my church bazaar every fall to benefit the church? Make fewer cards? Shift back to more scrapbooking? Bookbinding?
Ultimately, what matters is that I like making things with my own two hands, ink, and paper. It's therapeutic, makes me happy, and occasionally makes other people happy, too. I'm not going to worry too much about it. Besides, that church bazaar thing sounds pretty good.
But for now, it's the troops who get most of my cards. And that makes me happy.
So what about you? Do you make cards just to make them? Do you send them yourself? Or do you sell or donate them?
stamps: PTI Botanical Silhouettes, Faux Ribbon
accessories: Smooch, sponge