Picked up a ream of colored card stock a while back, with the intention of exploring the possibilities. “She” had a birthday that descended on me, so with two days left - it became trial by fire (I know, I know. Typical male).
With the ability of the glowforge, I was determined to craft a personalized birthday card and not spend another dime on the commercial offerings. It would be a seasonal theme…
With the deadline I didn’t have the luxury of time to draw up anything I could make myself happy with, So I turned to ‘Free Laser Designs’. Here, I bend the knee to @kittski, for her contribution.
So I cleared some branches and got busy.
Experimenting with etching the paper, I discovered the darker colors give a better bleaching for contrast.
I will spare you all the sentimental/personal verse on the inside cover, and I’m not all that pleased with the color choices, but for my first birthday card, I’m happy with the effort - and appreciative of the lessons that came with it.
The days of elbowing my way into the hoards of men in the greeting card isle with the ‘Deer in the Headlights look’ on their faces are over. She was thrilled, which is all that matters.