handlettered card: let us seek adventure, dear

Back to handlettering! For the last cards I used stamps, but for this “let us seek adventure” card I wanted to practice my handlettering again.

I wrote before about this perfect camera cutting die set. I searched for some time before I found one that I really liked. What I love is how easy it is to add a picture to the “lens”. It just really adds a story, opposed to simply using cardstock in different colors.

Photography was my second love. I started drawing as soon as I was old enough to grab anything that could leave marks on paper. It is funny how you never really think about the things that come naturally to you. I started drawing so early, that it became an unquestioned part of me. It was something I just did. When I was 13, I received my first own point and shoot digital camera, and I feel in love all over again. It suddenly became much easier to capture small moments of everyday life – no more frustration over a lack of lifelike drawing skills! For some time taking pictures was all I did, pushing drawing and painting to the backburner.

By now both drawing and photography have kept me company for so long, I can’t imagine life without either. There are months when one will take up more of my attention, but eventually it will change again. It is like an ebb and flow of creative focus, and I am thankful that I am in the happy position to play around with both.

Maybe this love is why I was looking for a nice camera die as soon as I bought my die cutter. Either way, I am very happy I found it, and I am planning on using it for art journalling as well. Can you imagine the possibilities of adding these camera cut-outs to mini travel journals, photo albums and the like? Good art supplies give me butterflies: the sparkle of potential and ideas buzzing all around. This feeling is seriously one of the best feelings in the world to me.

For this handlettered let us seek adventure card I used:

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