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February 19, 2012

Lilacs & Fairies Card and Envelope

Hope you are all having a good Sunday! Today I have a card and coordinating envelope for you, using new stamps from the Paint Fusion line by Sheena Douglass, and accented with a pretty fairy from the Fairyopolis die-cut decoupage sheets.

My first step was to stamp the lilac and leaves in black, and then color them with the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I used DG2 and DG4 for the leaves, and PL1, PL2, PL4 for the lilacs. These markers blend beautifully, and won't break the bank.

I also stamped the greeting in black. It is from the Flower Fairies Friends Heliotrope set. I hand cut the greeting in a banner shape and notched the ends.
Next I cut the lilac and leaves out. I put a crisp white layer (with opposite corners rounded) behind the main image, dry embossed with a floral design to carry the theme.

I then 'auditioned' the leaves, lilac, and fairy till I was happy with the placement, and then I glued them down onto the white. I added some extra dimension to the fairy with pop dots and layers on the wing, dress, and face from the die-cut sheets.

I made a card base of mauve, and then a layer of mossy green. I added a brad to the greeting and made a little wave and mounted it on the mossy green layer. The brad is partly functional to keep the left side of the waved greeting sturdily in place. This was then adhered to the mauve base and the card was done!

Next, I made a coordinating envelope with beautiful green paper from the Fairyopolis 12x12 Paper Pad. See the subtle butterfly design? It is so easy to make envelopes with the Envelobox Creator. I started with a 7 3/4 square piece of the paper, and scored it on opposite sides at markings E and H on the Envelobox scoring tool. So easy and fast! Watch the 40 second video at the above link. My envelope is a flat, standard A2 size, but the tool makes it so easy to make envelopes with depth for thicker projects.

Hope you enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. Love the idea of making your own envelopes, too.