One of my previous blog posts centered around how I didn’t know what to do with the time I had while Colt was down for a nap or to bed for the night. Sure, if Mike or someone else was available, I could run errands or go out and see friends. But there are a lot of times when I’m the only one home, or I just don’t feel like going out.
About a year or so ago I started toying with the idea of making cards. Like holiday/greeting cards and such. Some of you reading this may have been lucky recipients of those attempts. I’m still just doing this as a fun hobby. But playing around to see how many I can make.
So far, I have made cards for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween. There have been a scattering of Birthday and Sympathy cards as well, and one bridal shower. And a few just because. Oh, and Valentines for Colt’s class. I’ve been trying to post them to Pinterest when I remember.
While I am still learning what techniques I like best, I do seem to enjoy using Distress Inks to watercolor my stamped images. I also like to do some watercolor backgrounds, though that is not my strong suit still. Another thing I like to do is more of the die-cutting and paper piecing. Just recently I die-cut and assembled little treat boxes for Colt’s classmates. They look like little haunted houses. That was probably the most amount of die-cutting and assembly I have done so far.
I recently made a video of the process it took to create 25 Halloween cards that went out in the mail last week. Please feel free to check it out, here. If you are interested in being on my mailing list, leave me a comment!