Monday, March 16, 2015

Today is the day!!!

It’s Ann, I am next up and am delighted to share my artsy project on the YES blog today. I used the YES Starter set of stamps (go and purchase your own set in the shop-along with a set of each of the other darling stamp sets!) Once you get them, create alongside us! We can’t wait to see what you dream up-genius breeds genius!

I am madly in love with the artform of sending mail! I am motivated to spread happiness by the simple act of sending cheerful greetings though the US Postal Service. There are entire months devoted to the sending mail- April is National Card and Letter Writing  Month.
I found this on the United States Postal Service website.
“The annual effort to promote literacy and celebrate the art of letter writing. The writing, sending and receiving letters, post cards and greeting cards is a tradition that has preserved our nation’s history and changed lives. Unlike other forms of communications, card and letter writing is timeless, personal and immediately tangible. Postmasters and managers of customer service at post offices across the country are encouraging card and letter writing by hosting friendly competitions among local youth or by supporting activities at local libraries.”

Gold and glitz are SO hot right now, especially when combined with lots of texture and layers! The beauty of Ashley’s Your Everyday Stamps is that they can be combined with virtually any product-and add the perfect touch to any project.  The possibilities are endless!

I feel the elements of different shades and textures of gold on this, add a really nice level of depth to this project.

For this ‘Today’ card, I used the Your Everyday Stamp starter kit-I embossed Today with black embossing powder onto a cardstock flag, next, I dragged the edges of the flag across the embossing pad, then embossed with gold embossing powder. I chose the ‘Today’ stamp, because it is symbolic-Today IS the day! Celebrate TODAY! Today is the perfect day to be happy!
For the card base, I sprayed the card base with The Crafter’s Workshop Radar Remnant stencil and Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine. Afterward, built a cluster of banners of Jen Hadfield Home+Made by Pebbles pink with gold dots, and mint with gold dots, a strip of American Crafts gold glitter ribbon, a sunburst (ek success punch) of Jen Hadfield Home+Made by Pebbles gold chevron and mint adhesive backed flower and finally added the perfect ending element-the Your Every Day Stamps ‘Today’ flag.

I hope you are inspired to create and send some sunshine to someone special today!

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