Today’s post is about a card I made for someone else to give. My step-son lives with us full-time and has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for almost two years. Last year, he asked me to make a card he could give to her for one of their monthly “anniversaries.” They are so sweet – they celebrate every month together with ether dinner, gifts, cards, time spent together or all of those things. This is the card I came up with, based on what my step-son described. They have a phrase they say to each other: “I’m all yours if you’re all mine” and I think it’s based on a song.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and used blue painter’s tape to create a crisp (ish) edge. Then I used some really cool old watercolors I found in my Grandma’s garage in 2005. I think they belonged to my aunt when she was a teenager in the 1960s.
Maybe this looks like a messy tray that belongs in the trash, but to me, it’s beautiful, vintage, and I enjoy using something so old to create something new.
After painting the background onto water-color paper, I used a couple of Sharpie markers to draw the silhouette of the dock, couple and the phrase in the sky. Then, I adhered it to a plain card and added some moon dust to the bottom to create the look of a sandy beach. I laid down some white glue and then dropped the flakes onto it and pressed gently and let it rest to dry. I don’t know what the stuff is made of. I got it in a kit of stencils I bought years ago at a craft expo in Puyallup.Pin It