Hello everyone: In this day and age of electronic communication, the beauty of handwritten words is sadly getting lost. Kids are still being taught some kind of penmanship but, even the little ones in kindergarten, have computers available to them so, more and more everyone is grabbing pen and paper less and less and instead, just sit at the computer, (like I'm doing now, sheeesh!!😧)and write an email to friends and family. I wont deny my note will arrive at it's destination blazing fast but, it's so much sweeter and personal, to find an envelope (that is NOT a bill) with a beautiful handmade card and a handwritten message inside, ahh!! HAPPY MAIL!!!
So, to encourage all of us to actually grab pen and paper to communicate with our friends and family, the SHOPPING OUR STASH has a challenge for you to play with with a theme of "HAPPY MAIL" which means anything that has to do with writing a letter, from envelopes to pens, stamps to mailboxes and, of course, images of the friendly post office folks who, rain or shine, they deliver our mail, whether is HAPPY or not, to our homes daily.
Here is my card that I hope will inspire you to join my teammates and I in our gallery.
This image is from my huge stash of Flourishes stamp sets and it's the very first one I bought when I discovered this company back in 2011.
I stamped it onto a die cut piece of water color paper using a postage stamp die, with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers this time. I stamped the little ink well separate, colored it and fussy cut it to add dimension to this panel.
I sponged a bit of Hello Honey around the image and added a piece of lace from my ribbon stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.
The sentiment is from this set, I stamped a partial image of the flowers and the ink well again.
I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.
City Crafters Week #366, FRAME IT.
The Crazy Challenge #250 USE FLOWERS.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150 FLOWERS.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Challenge #124 MAKE IT FEMININE.
I hope my card inspires you to join us in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, we're looking forward to see what you create.
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Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.