I’m All Yours

I’m All Yours
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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'm All Yours

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.

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Messy, Vintage Water Colors

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.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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