Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Special Delivery Birthday Wishes

Happy Valentine's Day After to everyone. How was your Love Day? I can't remember being so busy in a while. Had to get some cards off in the mail plus finish a DT card plus Valentine's Day with Honey. I was actually multi-tasking at times. 😍 Since I retired that does not happen much any more heehee
Today's card was made for our USPS letter carrier. I'd seen this adorable Polkadoodles digi "Post Woman" and bought it sometime last year, I think, with the intention of using it for her birthday. I've used kraft card, navy SU card and my trusty old Wausau rocket red heavyweight copy paper (that I have an entire ream of, leftover from my home biz days). I printed out a Kate Hadfield freebie called Lovestruck Overlays on it. Before printing, I rotated the envelope design at an angle in PSE. The 7Gypsies and WPlus9 sentiments are hand-stamped with MFT Electric Red ink. The center road stripe is a white-heat-embossed Technique Tuesday stitches stamp. The post woman was colored with Promarkers. I added a couple of kraft photo corners and navy dots from my stash. OH, and the "road" was made using Pink Fresh's Slimline Strips dies to cut the strips.
 
For my layout design, I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch because when I saw it I immediately could see my postwoman walking down the street, lol. So that's what I made the diagonal strip into. 
Inside, a couple of Deep Red vintage postal stamps on the left stamped with Ranger Archival Coffee ink on the kraft and fussy cut; on right, Clearly Besotted and Avery Elle sentiments stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue ink.
Tried something a bit different here - used a regular stamp (Deep Red Stamps mailbox) in my siggie spot and then I stamped Papertrey and Impression Obsession siggies on it. Stuck a tiny heart from stash on the mailbox flag and then forgot to color it red with my Promarker, oops! 😋 I printed more of the Kate Hadfield overlay background on my red paper, but upright this time, on a navy SU mat.
Close-up!
And a final view. I LOVE these colors together with the kraft card. Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great day! XOX

MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
Big letter envelopes on my background and small ones on the focal image
Hearts are on my background paper front and back
I used Polkadoodles digi Post Woman and Kate Hadfield's Lovestruck Overlays
I have used a background pattern of envelopes

34 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

A super card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining Passion fo Markers. Elaine

Crafty KJ said...

This is such a fun card and this image is just fab! Great colouring and that red background really makes the image pop! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

Zoechaos said...

This is bright and cheerful card what fun for whoever receives it. Thank you for joining us again at River of Creativity. xx

Makira said...

💙💙💙 this card! It is such a cheery and happy card. Thanks for playing along with us, again, at the Colorful Options Challenge. Cheers, Makira CO DT

Alyson Mayo said...

What a beautiful way to recognize someone who works so very hard! The image is perfect - I am sure your postal carrier will be thrilled to receive this :)

brenda said...

After 50 years it's a pretty low key event here, but still love seeing what everyone makes for the occasion and this is lovely, Thanks so much for sharing at River of Creativity.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely post and design full of gorgeous colours. Thanks for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. [aNNie Proud designer forScrapping4Funchallenges

Jocelyn said...

I like the background you have made. A very lovely bright card. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely happy cheerful postal lady, beautifully coloured, I am sure she loved it,
Thank you for joining us
Margaret
CD sunday plus DT

ahlers5 said...

This is so cute! I love the mailman,(mailperson)!

Darlene said...

OMG what a fabulous card my friend! Inside, outside, around & through ... it is awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!
Darlene
COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

María said...

Wow great card, I love they colours you've used and how they contrast with the kraft card. That post woman is adorable. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I saw this on the Outlawz Aimes, what a Super card, I'm sure your mail lady loved it, especially with the thought you put into it.
Faith x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Nice card. I like how you have her walking down a sidewalk. Colours are fab.

Pamela said...

I'm a huge fan of Kate Hadfield Designs - I love what you've done with her overlay. I like your post lady digi too.
Pamela
CD Sunday Plus DT

Billie A said...

Your card is so cute. Cute image and love the papers and layout. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Galz, Crafty Gals Corner, Colour Crazy.

Nat said...

Super cute card! and I love the inside too. Thanks for sharing at PFRM
Natx

Diane said...

Fabulously fun card and image, what a great surprise for your mail carrier, so thoughtful too! Thank you for joining our fun at Colorful Options!
Diane CO DT {Nellies Nest}
{Colorful Options}

My name is Erika. said...

She's a fabulous mail carrier.She must get a work out walking around carrying all that mail. I also love the inner images from Deep Red; I have them too and they are fun to use, although maybe not as cute as your front lady. The letter paper is fantastic too. I hope who ever received this card enjoys all the details. I do. And I hope you get your ivy project done. You are right, too bad it has to be part of your birthday gift, like my room is. The hubby did get me a new work table. He picked it up last month, a couple of months before my birthday, so now we just have to get the project done so I can use it, smile. I don't know what it is either; its certainly not because there isn't money to do it, it's just the idea of having to pay someone to do it. Smile. Hope your week is going well. I'm off to check out your latest post. Hugs-Erika

Valérie said...

Your card is cute. I love the image and the envelope pattern you created. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday! Good luck and keep crafting!

Jane said...

Such a striking use of colour, looks amazing! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Seafield Jo said...

Another great card, love the colours.

Thanks for joining us again.

Jo
CD Sunday Plus DT

craftytrog said...

Love this! So perfect for the recipient Aimeslee!
Have a great weekend,
Alison

Jackie C said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Suze said...

Lovely card Aimeslee. I like that the background paper co-ordinates with the image. Thank you for entering our Red/Pink and/or Valentines Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Kelly Schelske said...

Great card Aimeslee!

Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I hope you join us again this time around!

Arlene said...

Wonderful mix of colors and patterns. What a fun card! So glad you joined Die Cut Divas for our February challenge to "Angle It".

Chana Malkah said...

I am sure your letter carrier simply loved this card! The color integration is spot on and the papers are perfect!
Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create , Owner

Rose Andrew said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Ilonka said...

I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Your card is great Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



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Helen said...

Such a cute card with these bright happy colours! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS Dies Challenge this month. Stay safe! :)

Rae Ann said...

The background paper is so perfect for this! I am sure she loved it!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Add a Heart challenge.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

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