I have made home made cards for birthdays and events as long as I can remember. From cartoons, to pen & ink illustrations, to digital art, I’ve done them all. Would it be easier to buy one? Of course. Would a purchased card be prettier? Probably. Would it be as meaningful? Probably not.
The cards I make may not always be picture perfect, but they are created with love.
This week I am celebrating my niece’s graduation from college. I looked around at graduation cards and they all seemed so….blah.
I saw somewhere on Pinterest someone made an illustration using an embossing machine to create a raised flower image then filled it in with watercolors. It looked fabulous. I just don’t happen to own an embossing machine. So I used the next best thing and used glue. I outlined the flower in regular old Elmers school glue and let it dry overnight. I filled it in with watercolors and was rather pleased with the results. Of course, I could have just drawn an illustration of a flower and called it good, but the glue adds an interesting three dimensional quality to it. Next to work on my calligraphy skills…