While I still had my craft room in one piece (well at least things were still accessible) I decided it would be a good time to design my moving card and get the pieces cut out. Then I could put them together and address them as I had time while unpacking. I knew the feel I wanted (obviously an ocean theme), but it t took me a while to come up with the right look. I am really happy with the end result and hope the recipients will as well.
I thought it would reflect the colors of my condo as I was originally leaning toward blues and browns, but the condo has actually taken on more shades of gray, black and white with pops of blues. Oh well - I am still happy with the way the card turned out.
I used a starfish pattern that Ducky (Ducky's Designs) used for my birthday card and made a shadow layer so the color would have more dimension. I have a background stamp (square block with varying patterns) from Stampendous that I use whenever I want a feel of texture and interest. I actually used it a couple of times. I stamped it in white ink and covered the card base to give the feel of the ocean, and then used a brown ink over the starfish. I also ran the starfish through a Cuttlebug embossing folder so it would seem more realistic. The papers are all from Paper Temptress, of course!
Love the dimension that comes from the multipurpose cube stamp
Starfish stamped with the same stamp as above
I found the quote by Jacques Cousteau online and it seems to really reflect my feelings. All of those were cut out using the print and cut method in SCAL. And they were printed on a marble vellum that I also used on the inside of the card to share the new address. It takes so little work to create a customized card - just type and cut - love it. And it was so much fun to watch it all come together.
Thanks for going on the journey with me... Pictures of the finished remodel (minus pictures on the wall - still not quite there!) coming very soon. I promise. Just editing them now. Some of the areas are hard to photograph so working on getting the best pics I can!
In the meantime, this was my last bit of "craftiness" - hard to believe these were made seven months ago. But looking at these photos does make me want to start looking for some creative mojo again...
baby steps.... :)
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