by Colleen Bodvig
In this world of instant gratification... of selfies, IMs and tweets that we can send out to the world in a matter of seconds... Snail Mail seems to have lost favor. However, I still believe that good things come to those who wait. I would rather let the U.S. Postal Service do its job, even if I must wait, and walk out to my mailbox each day in eager anticipation of possibly being able to hold in my hand a delightfully crafted card, because, face it:
the Computer Has No Soul...
but I can see yours in a heartfelt, handmade card.
My basic supplies were a black gatefold card, Gears texture sheet from Gina's Designs, a 2x2 inchie arts Art Square and two squares of silver metallic paper.
Gina's Designs says of its texture sheets to: Ink it, paint it, use it as a stencil... but I got to thinking, why not emboss with it?
And it worked!
I attached the embossed silver square
with black brads to the left side of the gatefold card.
On the second unembossed silver square,
I wrote "Letters Mingle Souls" repeatedly.
I positioned the silver square above upside down in the center of the inside of my card and applied double-sided tape to the right side of the back of the card and closed to seal.
Next I stamped "The Computer Has No Soul" by RubberMoon to the left side of the silver square.
I first stamped the Gears stamp by RubberMoon onto the inchie arts Art Square using Imagine Crafts Delicata Ink in Silver, but then decided I didn't have enough contrast for the front of my card, so I then stamped the same image on a black square and affixed it over the old image on the Art Square.
(Waste not, want not!)
I then attached the Art Square to the front of the card.
I hope you will take some time to send a handwritten note in a handmade card to someone you know!