Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Courrier Postal Escargot or Snail Mail?

Hi friends! I'm sending you a special delivery the old school way with Snail Mail! I think these cute little snails are adorable!  Did you know that there is a National Escargot Day?   It was on May 24, but the Day of The Month Card Club is still celebrating these little critters so I'm playing along! 

One of my favorite card techniques is to use the images to create a scene. That wasn't always the easiest thing for me. All of the images on my card to day were colored with Copic Markers. I know they are expensive but these are the LAST markers you will ever buy. They are refillable, and the nubs are replaceable. If you color alot they are worth every penny. I added white accents with a gel pen coloring the sots on the mushrooms and adding some on the snail shells.
My background was created with Distress Oxide Ink using cosmetic brushes. I've had to learn to trust myself and to try colors that I wouldn't normally be attracted to. It's ok if you get some hard marks where there is more ink. The secret is in the splatter. I splattered this panel with water, then some watered down blue ink, and then some white ink. After all that splatter hard lines are hard to spot. Trust yourself and enjoy the process - splatter away!
To add some dimension adhere some of the items flat to the inky panel (like the mailbox, and mushrooms) and some with adhesive foam tape (snails, envelopes, flowers). I added silly eyes to make this even more fun!
A hand made card sent the old fashioned way - through the mail - with a personal handwritten note is a special delivery that is sure to bring smiles!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Snail Mail
Dies | Reverse Confetti Snail Mail

RC = Reverse Confetti
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Snail Mail
Snail Mail

Snail Mail
Snail Mail



papierelle said...

Very funny card!!! Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

awwwww, this is totally adorable!

Lisa Elton said...

This just makes me smile, it's so cute!

Rosmarie said...

Such a fun and colorful snail mail card! Love the happy scene you created! Thank you so much for taking part on our DotMCC challenge! Rosi x