My cousin Shelli, came to make cards with me today. We talked about what techniques she wanted to try, and her goal was to practice blending with alcohol markers. She wanted to make her Mother’s Day card, and she did. It was amazing and she took to blending with markers like a professional. She was a little bit nervous at first, but really did well and her card is so beautiful. I think it will be one that her mother keeps forever, maybe even frames it. If I got her card, I would frame it.
I think some people are just naturally artistic and Shelli is definitely that. We videotaped our experience of making cards together, and you’ll be able to see it for yourself. We had so much fun and forgot the camera was on. I’m a little bit worried that the camera might have turned off at a couple of points, as we colored for hours (literally.) It was just so much fun to have someone to color with and to experiment with different colors, fun and relaxing. I do worry that the video won’t make much sense since we might have skipped some parts, but we’ll do our best to piece it together so that it does. I can’t wait for everyone to see how talented Shelli is for a beginning crafter. She should make her own YouTube channel, Cards for Beginners. That’s a great idea. Shelli, you should consider it!