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Sending You Happy Mail...

Hello and Good-bye.  Norine here, from The Velvet Lemon, with my last post for this Design Team term.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my 4 months here and I hope I've shared with you some ideas and techniques that have inspired you.  I hope to continue sharing my work here in the future when there are gaps in the blog schedule that need to be filled! 

Todays cards were just such a pleasure to create!  I used the stamp set from Strawberry Jude called Squirrel Mail, as well as the Focus on You floral stamps from Altenew to create the little flower bush around the base of the mailbox post.  I stamped with Copic friendly ink and colored the images with Copic markers.  I also stamped the images onto Eclipse masking paper so that I could blend-ink the background with Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  To delineate the line between grass and sky better, I sketched a line and added some grass strokes with a Copic Multiliner pen.

As much as I hated to cover up any of Mr Squirrel's magnificent tail, I wanted to stamp the entire 2-part sentiment onto a little cardstock banner and that was where it fit best!  To finish the card off, I drew pen-stitched lines around the perimeter of the card front before adhering it to a card base.  

Thank you again for stopping by today to see what's new, and thank you especially to Vanessa for a fabulous DT experience!  I've enjoyed every creative moment!


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