I've was having a clear out in my craft room a couple of weeks ago and came across this card I made about 20 years ago. It was made for a girl who was leaving but then she never left, so it remained in my possession.
This card was hand drawn and painted using water colours.
When I started card making 20 years ago, card making products were limited and hard to find in the UK.
I remember my card making stash consisted of a tin of water colour paints, a bunch of peel offs, a couple of punches, a paper trimmer, a knife and cutting mat, a dozen stamps and various types ink pads all of which fitted into a very small drawer unit.
Even card was limited, to get card in nice colours I had to buy the huge sheets of card and cut them down to A4....not easy with small paper trimmer.
My knowledge of inks and colouring mediums was very limited so I often had disasters when trying to paint something, I had stamped with... let's say the "wrong" ink.
My knowledge and skills, especially in stamping have come a long way, thanks to Stampin'up!. Prior to signing up with SU, I was rubbish at stamping and those few stamps I owned previously were relegated to a drawer and never saw daylight again let alone ink.
These days the range of card making products available is vast and totally mind blowing.