Just A Little Note…

Happy Friday Everyone!  

Are you all ready for the weekend like I am?  Well, today I just wanted to share a card that I made this morning. I haven’t made a card in quite sometime, but with the Christmas Season approaching I knew I should get back into the habit.  So here we go:

  
This was just a really quick and simple card as you can see. I used watercolors for my background, then cut the edges for some added dimension.  Next, I stamped my image. I stamped the paper part on computer paper along with the sentiment with Archival Ink. I added the paper to the typewriter with liquid adhesive and foam adhesive so it creates the effect of the paper coming out of the typewriter.  Lastly I inked the edges of the card front and adhered the watercolor sheet to my card front. 

Above is an up close view of the card. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Don’t forget to like this post, share comments and follow me on Instagram

Happy Crafting! 

Nati J.  

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ICAD Challenge

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With the end of the school year, things have been busy around here.  I don’t know about you all, but we are ready for the summer break.  Although today is the first official day of the break, we still have dance recitals to check off the list before we can breathe. 
But all in all,  I’m glad to say I have been able to get into the studio and create! For the next two months I have decided to commit to participating in the ICAD Challenge by Daisy Yellow Art. 
ICAD stands for Index Card A Day. Each card is completed by using an index card and some form of Mixed Media.  I’m excited about this challenge as I feel as though it will help me to truly let go and enjoy the process of creating without thinking so much.  Plus it will also help me too take time out everyday to practice and enjoy my craft.  If any of you are participating in the ICAD Challenge please share the link to your blog in the comments below so we can check out your work and be inspired too.  Until then,  pictured above are the first four days from the challenge which I have created and below you will find larger individual photos. 

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Day 4: This is a reminder to myself that I need to tap into my gifts and talents more.  Everything we need is already within us if we just reach for it.

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Day 3: In light of graduation and dance recitals, this was only fitting.  🙂  Plus this is a good reminder for us all to reach for our dreams.

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Day 2: A reminder for me to let go, have fun and just create.

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Day 1:  Whatever we are going through or trying to achieve, no matter how hard it seems, we must always find joy in the process. 

I hope you enjoyed the first 4 ICADs. The plan is to share my process daily. I will also be posting on Instagram too if you would like to follow me there. In the meantime, for more info about the ICAD Challenge, check out the Daisy Yellow Art blog. 🙂

Happy Crafting!
Nati J.

Work It Out!

I know it has been a while…I won’t bore you with the details,  but I’m glad to be back.  I have a few things in store and hope you will join me along the way.  Until then,  please enjoy this card I was able to create this evening.

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Materials Used: Scrap Stash, Recollections Heavy Cardstock,  Distress Ink: Vintage Photo,  Copic Markers: E00/11/13/15/18/29/57/59; RV13/14/21; V12/15/17; C5/7; N4; G00; R20; 100
                

Smooches!
Nati J.