ID: El's House Warming Card
5"w x 7"h

Created: April 14, 2008

A house warming card. This is very similar to a book I created a couple months ago. I loved it then and thought it would work well here.

I used a creamy yellow cardstock which I distressed with some Shabby Shutters Distress ink. Drew in my window, door, chimney & roof trim, coloring them in with Tombow watercolor markers. Added some gold Peel Offs flowers and one of my Calligraphic Peel Offs "Congratulations" on the door. Rubber stamped the Giraffe (The Artful Stamper "African Queen") and the left Frog (The artful Stamper "Tree Frog") onto some white cardstock, colored them in and cut them out, then pasted them in place. Rubber stamped some leaves on the bottom edge prior adhering the frog. Used a stencil on the right frog (Dreamweaver #LM 154) and sponged it with some chalk stamp pad ink.





I rubber stamped the floral border on the left (Magenta "Botanical") with a gold stamp pad and Queen's Gold embossing powder. added the Peel Offs floral border and corners. Colored in the corners with Prisma colored pencils using my white and blender pencil to move the color around. Used Sakura metallic gel pens for the little flowers moving the color with a water brush.

The lettering is done with a Nikko G nib using Gouache (Heliotrope) with sprinkled gold powder. You can see where the gold powder is in the detail image. The style of lettering is Copperplate.

NOTE: The  Peel Off above was released in February/08. It is one of my calligraphic word sentiments on the "Elizabeth Craft Design" labels. There are 6 styles available at the moment with another 5 to be available mid May. They come in four different colors (gold, silver, black, and white); "Thank You", "It's a Boy/It's a Girl", "You're Invited" Congratulations" "Happy Birthday & "Love". The five for May are; "Friends", "Thinking of You", "Xmas Seasonal", "Xmas" & Happy Anniversary"

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