I've evidently lost the family birthday calendar - and slacked on having enough cards in the box to send out to celebrate some very important dates! I'd really started out the year on better footing. Think I need to get back on track again... so here's my attempt at making that happen.
I've always loved SVGCuts' Waterfall Cards collection. Just haven't used the files for a while. The Sizzix eclips2 & eCal2 software made it so easy to set the files up and quick to cut. It took longer to select the base colors for the elements! I cut a bunch of card sets -- and still have a few more to put together! Lots of fun to make and a great "make and take" for an afternoon of crating!
After checking out a couple of stamp sets (including some digital stamps), I decided to change up the fronts of the blocks and use stamps.... so here goes. (no affiliate links are used in this post)
Sizzix eclips2 and eCal2 software
SVGCuts Waterfall Cards
card stock (Fun Stampers Journey)
stamps, focal image and sentiments (clear, red rubber or digital)
ScorTape (1/4" wide)
quick dry glue (Scotch Quick Dry)
mini brads (Oriental Trading)
embossing folder (optional)
I really had a fun time creating the background paper and stamped images using the Be A Unicorn digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas. I used gel pens and watercolor pencils from my stash to add a little more color to the images. The set does come with a colored image, I just liked the handcolored look better.
One of the cards was mailed before I could get a snapshot, but I do hope the recipients will like it when it lands in their mailbox just in time for their Hallow-versary tomorrow. Imagine the owl from Tim Holtz' Crazy Birds set as the focal.... So much fun!
I hope you have some creative time calendared in this week! Have fun and nurtured your soul while you're at it!