Happy Friday Unies!
I hope you are all doing OK. I am sure you are also watching and waiting to see what is happening in the world and probably feel helpless at times. Well, what is better than receiving happy mail from someone to let you know that you are missed or that you share the burden of all this uncertainty?
Instead of making elaborate or snazzy cards, why not send a simple postcard instead? A postcard stamp costs $0.35 (US) and you can make and send many at once. I use Neenah 110lbs card stock and it is sturdy enough to withstand all the handling and machining. I also tried the Michaels brand and that performed well too. These are A2 sized (4.25 x 5.5). I also use Tim Holtz Micro Distress Glaze over the finished image. This gives the postcard that shiny surface look. You apply it with your finger and buff off the excess.
For the first set of postcards, I used the brand new large sentiment “Well Hello There” with Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal and Tangerine Twist inkpads. I repeat stamped the flower included in the set and worked my way around the postcard. The blue bicycle is from the Kit of the Month, March 2020. I masked off the bottom part and blended the teal upwards. Using the same Teal ink, I stamped the bike a few times for a good impression.
I used the “Big Huge Thanks” stamp set for another quick pair of postcards. The pink card was made using Gina K Designs Passionate Pink inkpad and repeat stamped the included flower in an oval pattern. The flower on the teal card is again from the March Kit of the Month. I also masked off the area and blended the teal to the side.
I had to show you how big this “Big Time Congrats” stamp set is!! I used Passionate Pink ink to blend and stamp the sentiment and included flowers in the set, on the side.
The last card was just for fun and a throwback to my early Unity purchases. Evelyn Girl is just gorgeous in Teal!! Again, I masked off the area and stamped her and the sentiment in Teal.
You may think that these are silly and so plain, but believe me, everyone needs encouragement, love and praise most days. Why not attach these to your mailbox for your postman, or in the grocery store on a shelf somewhere for a tired cashier working overtime?
Spread the love and keep the faith!!
Until next week!