Friday, August 13, 2021

Happy Mail

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today may be Friday the 13th but have no fear, I'm sharing a gorgeous new digital image I've received from Alex Syberia Design.   The image is Happy Mail and this set comes with both a JPEG and PNG images with 1 sentiment.

To start, I've colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and fussy cut.  The background is actually a piece of fabric that I've adhered to card using a cut piece of double sided sticky sheet.  I was inspired to try this fabric technique by Ann Melvin of Positively Papercraft and her You Tube Video 10 Insane Ways to create Backgrounds.  

I was experimenting with the fabric technique and after adhering to the sticky sheet, I embossed the panel with a 3-D embossing folder.  You can't see the embossing because the background was busy,  I decided to tone it down by placing Vellum over top before adhering the focal image with craft foam.  I do plan on trying this technique again with a less busy fabric piece.

For a finishing touch, I've added a die cut sentiment, white and black dots with Gelly Roll Pens and Aqua Rhinestones from Kat Scrappiness

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. What A happy, beautiful, summary card, Donna. I love those emerging flowers popping out of the envelope. Such a pretty background, too.

  2. What a gorgeous card Donna - love how you have used the vellum to mute your background - a great technique when a background gets a bit 'loud' . The image is beautifully coloured
    Stay safe

  3. Donna, this is such a fun technique! The focal image really pops over the vellum/fabric combo! Such a great way to create a background! So happy you shared this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  4. Very pretty. I love the flowers and envelope. Great fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Alphabet challenge.

  5. A very striking card and what a great technique. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  6. A pretty card. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiment challenge.

  7. I would love to receive a filled envelope like this. So beautiful, great ideas. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet Challenges. We love to see you visit us. Hugs Caz. DT.

  8. So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  9. Beautiful color combinations. Thank you for entering this awesome creation into Through the Purple Haze’s August 2021 Challenge: Tic Tac Toe!


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