Cheerful “I’m here for you” card.
Call me old fashioned, but I think a snail mail card trumps an email any day. I absolutely love receiving mail and I absolutely love sending mail. For 2011, I told myself I would send at least one handmade card a month to a friend or family member. One of my greatest friends endured a very difficult February and I wanted to send them a card to show them I was there for her if she needed anything, without being too depressing. (Sometimes sympathy cards are just too sad. I hope this is card sends a balanced message of: I’m here for you/sympathy/thinking of you).
So here it is!
The card (printable):
(The link above will give you access to the card as a PDF file)
(Or you can right click the above picture of the card to save a copy to your desktop to print)
My card isn't really all that crafty. And perhaps not all that artsy. But Maggie's card challenge idea came at a time when I made a glorious nostalgic rediscovery of a childhood art utensil.
Are you ready for it?
And then I thought... Well I have to use it. I must. I really must.
I started playing around with it last night, but I found that Spirograph art requires a steady hand. And quite a bit less sparkling wine.
The images looked like a kaleidoscope...
Or diatoms, gorgeous little jewel-like creatures in the oceans.
This morning, I experimented with shapes and after 5 wasted pieces of paper, came up with this for my card:And had a lot of fun coloring!
Okay so maybe I'm not a spirograph expert... yet. And so maybe this was sort of lame, but I found it fun and made me happy to have grown up in the 90's!