Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Mailbox Thank You

Our neighborhood mail carrier is having his route changed and will no longer be delivering our mail.  He has been a great carrier and one of the best we've had in this neighborhood. He will be missed. So, I decided to make him a card and include a small gift to show appreciation for his excellent service.

My image is a digital stamp from From the Heart Stamps called Fall Mailbox. I thought it would be the perfect image for my card. I printed it out on white card stock. Before coloring it with Copics, I printed our street name and city on the mailbox. I stamped a falling leaf from GKD Celebrate the Season stamp set which I also colored with Copics. The sentiment was computer generated. Next, I die cut this using Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four and, before removing it from the die, I sponged around the edges with Memento Cantaloupe and Tangelo inks.

I prepared by base card in white card stock. I cut a layer in brown card stock, slightly smaller than my base card. I added two score lines in opposite corners of this layer and then adhered it to my base. As a last step, I popped on my focal panel using dimensionals.

I hope our mail carrier knows how much we appreciated him, especially in our cold and snowy winters and our hot and humid summers. We wish him "happy trails" and success on his new route where he won't need to get out of his mail truck to deliver mail.

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Hope your day is a creative one!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #149 - Any6thing Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #219 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Sept 9-15  - Anything Goes


Verna Angerhofer said...

A wonderful card design for your mail carrier. Awesome coloring!

Mimi said...

Thank you so much Olga for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with your fabulous creation, what wonderful colouring hun :) I hope you get a good new mail man/woman and your present one who is the lucky recipient of this card is going to be over the moon with your thoughtfulness :) :) :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

SoniaW said...

Love the card, and the image is great - fab distressing - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A very realistic country fall scene. Your stamping and coloring are so pristine. Praying you have a happy day filled with smiles and sunshine. Thank you for joining our 149th challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

Carole Robb Bisson

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I thank you for sharing it with us in this week's challenge. Have a great week, and please join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely card and great coloring of the box post and pumpkins!

Liz Smith said...

This card is too cute. It is so great that you would make this for your mail carrier, people just dont do that kind of thing these days. So many things are taken for granted. Such a lovely thing to do and I am sure your mail person will feel very special. Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create this week!
~ Lizzy DT

Janet McLaughlin said...

Lucky mailman! He will treasure this card, it's gorgeous!