Photo credit -crafttestdummies.com
We had the pleasure of meeting Vicki and Jenny (Craft Test Dummies) at the summer CHA in Chicago. To say that we were wowed by their vibrant personalities is an understatement. Today's craft from Vicki is something we LOVE- it's always nice to remember that a little DIY can make someone's day.
Summertime. The time for vacation, reunions and other travel. If you are traveling this summer it may be that someone has played host and offered you a place to stay during your travels. The photo above was taken at the Summer CHA show last week where Jenny from Craft Test Dummies hosted her writers for the show.
While it's always a good idea to take a gift along with you as a "Thank You" it's also extra nice if you can send a note (hand written, please) letting your host know just how much you appreciated their hospitality.
This is a quick, and relaxing, thank you note for you to make with the Mixed Media Sampler in BLUE and just a couple of other supplies.You won't believe how easy and relaxing this thank you note is to make.
Cardstock or a card blank
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Blue painters tape
Stamp from Stamper's Big Brush Pen
Lay the cardstock or card blank on your work surface and then the stencil over top. Tape the stencil and a corner or two of the card to the work surface. Lightly trace around the stencil edges and lightly color in the open spaces with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil.
Keeping the stencil in place use a SLIGHTLY DAMP water color brush to soften the pencil lines. Don't use too much water because then the color will leak underneath the stencil and cause the paper to warp. Just a damp brush to smooth out the lines and blend the color.
For a personal touch, add a photo from the vacation, event, or trip to the front of the card. You can leave it as is or embellish it further like the one at the top of this post.
Now you can write a note to your host(ess) inside and thank them for their hospitality while sending them a little memento of the fun you had at the same time.
Vicki O'Dell is The Creative Goddess A mixed media artist, jewelry maker and creative whirlwind. She has a blog at vickiodell.com, a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Be careful... She'll talk your eyeballs off if you let her. :)