Sunday, September 14, 2008

Green Tea Birthday

Another card from this month's stamp camp. This was a fun card to design because even though it may be hard to tell, it felt completely different than the other cards I've been making lately. It also gave me a chance to use a bunch of stuff that I haven't played with enough lately.

I wanted to do a card that really featured the double sided nature of our designer paper. I thought about using the traditional fold over techniques, but that didn't quite do it for me. And then I remembered the envelope templates and I just had to make a card featuring an envelope. I used our mini envelope template, choosing the envelope that would fit a 2x3" note card. I reached for my new Green Tea designer series paper, traced the pattern onto the paper and cut it our using my paper snips. I wanted to decorate the envelope a little bit more, so I used an Old olive flower from the Felt Fusion assortment and a baja breeze flower from the felt fusion too assortment and attached it to the envelope with a celery square ice rhinestone brad. Please note that the envelope was not glued together yet, to make attaching the brad easier. Only after the flowers and brad were attached did I use snail on the side flaps to put the envelope together.

Next I used a flower from the Eastern Blooms set to create a background on the square piece of old olive card stock, before I attached the envelope to the card stock. I took a 2x3" piece of certainly celery card stock and rounded the corners with my corner rounder punch. I then took a 2 7/8" x 1 7/8" piece of whisper white card stock and rounder the corners as well. I stamped the happy birthday greeting in old olive ink on the whisper white card stock and added some more flowers from the eastern blooms set stamped in baja breeze ink which I stamped off onto scratch paper first to tone down the intensity of the ink. I attached the whisper white piece to the certainly celery mat and inserted the note into the envelope.

I attached the old olive card stock to a certainly celery mat and stamped the greeting from the Heard from the Heart set (on sale for 15% off through the end of this month!) Then I mounted the certainly celery card stock to the baja breeze card base to finish the card.


Holly said...

What a lovely card! Great use of designer paper.

Mary said...

Thanks Diane for the inspiration! I'm CASEing this for my stamp club, with just a couple of minor modifications...I'm using the BIGZ die cut mini envelope and I'm rounding corners, and I'm using clear rhinestone brads from the Pretties kit. I'll be sure to let them know who came up with this great design.

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