I hope you and your families are doing okay, both physically and mentally. These are trying times and we must all do our part to get through these days.
One of the activities that has really helped me is creating my handmade greeting cards. It is a way for me to ‘escape’ the realities of today’s world and focus on something positive.
Yesterday I took a solid piece of card stock and embossed it with one of my favorite ‘swirly’ designs. The paper had a white core, and part of the embossed design revealed several white spots. Well, that was not going to work with the card I had in mind.
Since I do not like to waste papers, I decided to fix the exposed white spots. I turned to my tried and true (and old) chalks. I found the perfect shade to match my paper and started covering up the spots! It worked! I went ahead and lightly dusted the entire surface to give it a more consistent look.
I was very pleased with the results of my repaired background. You can see cracks in the chalks, but they still work beautifully when I need them!
This is the card I created. I love this little squirrel stamp, (also very old) and hope the person I am sending it to will like enjoy it.
(The background looks darker, but it is the same background. I need to work on my photography skills!)
Sending cards is more important now than before, as so many seniors, veterans and others are feeling isolated since they can’t have visitors. If they receive a card it will help them remember they are not alone.
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