I don’t know about you, but I am so thankful to have this awesome hobby during this time of “stay-at-home-orders”. I am content to sit in my craft room and create. Some sweet friends of mine had the great idea to send every child in our church youth program a card. What a special thing for each child to receive mail addressed to them while stuck at home. Not everyone received a handmade card, but an awful lot did. I will have several posts about this project and the many “Kids cards” I made.
I chose some really cute clear stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. The animated characters are so cute. (craftin Desert Divas closed up last year, but you can still find some of their cute stamps through stores and blogs.) For the backgrounds I have tree stamps by Sunny Studios, hillside landscape stamps from MFT, and this cool wave die from Avery Elle. I started by stamping several pages of images and coloring them with copic markers. (I love doing this, I can do it all day long!) While I die cut all my colored images, my dear, future-daughter-in-law, Bri used her considerable talent to ink blend lots of backgrounds.
For the next few cards, I stamped the hillside stamps on a panel, then masked them off for Bri to ink blend the sky. When she was finished, I finished them up with colored pencils blended with gamsol, sentiments, and using pop dots to add the character. This MFT Background stamp by Stacey Yacula is so handy to help build up scenes.
This was such a fun project making cards for kids, knowing they would be sent out and shared. Thanks Milayna for your great idea and work getting them all sent. So many families have told me their child received one of my cards and shared their joy with me. If you are a card maker, I encourage you to participate in a project like this. It is very rewarding. Lots more Quarantine Crafting coming your way in the days to come. I would love it if you would hit the follow square on my home page.
Keep having fun crafting!