Before I begin I have a question for you...this is a simple card, right? No embossing, ribbons, etc. Then why did it take TWO HOURS to make? I don't think I've ever made a card in less than one and a half hours! Insane!
Well, I realized tonight that my BIL's birthday is tomorrow and you guessed it...he's a mailman! I've never used this Mailbox Greetings set by PTI, and I thought it would be perfect for his card. I saw a version of this on Niki Estes' blog and she said she had never used it either! I stamped it in black, used copic markers to color it in, and a silver pen for the flag. The set comes with grass, snow and leaves to place at the bottom of the mailboxes, but they weren't working for me. So, I just colored some dirt and drew in the little sprigs of grass. The sentiment should have been stamped lower, but I stamped it before I cut it out with the nestability. I also sponged in some clouds to fill in the white a bit. I stamped the little envelope on the Not Quite Navy base in black. The square brads are actually self-adhesive dots I got at JoAnn's. The dp is something very old that I pulled from my stash from a company called Mustard Moon. So, how long do you spend making your cards? I'd love to know! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Mailbox Greetings, Simple Little Things (happy birthday) both PTI
Paper: Not quite navy, real red, whisper white, dp from Mustard Moon
Ink: Adirondack black, bliss blue (clouds),copic markers
Accessories: Self-adhesive square dots, small and large oval punches, nestabilities, dimensionals, silver pen, sponge daubers