I was recently asked if I stamped my envelopes to match my cards. Ever since I started making cards, I had to match the envelopes to my cards. I know the ladies I used to do cards with, thought it funny & strange, but that was me – has to match. I also do the inside to match as well. In future, I will show you both the envelope & inside, along with the card.
Layer 5 – Early Expresso – 3″ x 2 1/2″ or 8cm x 6.5cm
Layer 6 – Very Vanilla – 2 78″ x 2 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 6cm
I decided to do a card from the sketch over at Creative Sketches I think I am cutting it a little fine, but hey I really had to think about this. I knew what paper I wanted to use & that a male’s card would hopefully be the end result, but try as I might, it turned into a female’s card right before my eyes.
For my card, I used Soft Sude Cardstock for the base. Layered it with Elegant Soiree DSP. I then layered the same DSP over Baja Breeze. I stamped my images in Soft Suede Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. Prior to stamping the bird images, I stamped off twice & then randomly stamped images over card. I layered this onto Baja Breeze Cardstock. I adhered Crochet Trim – Chantilly along the bottom of Very Vanilla Cardstock prior to adhering to card. I stamped 3 butterfly images in Baja Breeze, adhered Basic Pearls to the middle of the butterflies & then adhered these randomly to the card.
Stamp Set – Bliss*
Inks – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Chantilly**
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls
* SAB 2011
** Summer Mini-Catalogue