Tami here to share a card with you...
Although many of us are taking our vacations at home during this time, instead of planned destinations, everyone can use a calming thought.
This card conjures up visions of relaxing under the shade of an umbrella on a sunny beach. Letting that warm sand work it's way between our toes, and feeling that fresh ocean breeze on our face. Can you see it? Feel it? Are you relaxed yet?
Granted, it will probably take more than a card to create a little relaxation for most of us, but I imagine friends and family would welcome the bit of respite that a handmade card brings. Not to mention to warm fuzzies of the thoughtfulness behind it.
I used the Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment as the focal point of the card. I wanted a colorful umbrella, so covering it with printed paper seemed to be the best way to do that. The pole was inked black. A strip of coordinating printed paper was used for the background, along with a pink partial circle sun.
The chair was painted with 3 colors of paint: teal, blue and white, which were barely mixed. The variegated colors helped add some depth and texture to the chair...
Sticker letters outlined in black were used for the sentiment. I also added some outlines to the other printed paper pieces. I used 3D squares to adhere the chair and umbrella to not only add dimension, but to help keep them level where they are adhered over the pole.
So if you are missing the lack of physical contact with family and friends, an old fashioned "snail mail" card is a nice departure from the "tech" most of us are using to keep in touch.
Clear Scraps: Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment
Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Kraft Cardstock, Printed Paper Scraps, Teal, White and Blue Paint, Sticker Letters, Black Pen, Paper Trimmer, File, Paint Brush and 3D Foam Squares