Monday, January 9, 2012

Let’s Not Forget Those Envies…

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Lots of fun today with several challenges from Splitcoast! Also, this week the Flower Soft DT is creating with Fuchsia.

The TLC today is to look back at 2011 and pick a favorite technique… ok, there are just sooo many, but I went with decorating the envelope, a challenge from June.
I also did the CAS challenge, using die cuts.

TLC359 Butterflies Everywhere Envie

This is Our Daily Bread designs Birthday Blessings, 2 Step Butterfly and ODBD’s exclusive dies Window and Butterfly 2.

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No reason why the envelope shouldn’t be as pretty as the card! I just stamped the solid butterfly in Distress Mustard Seed, not inking it up again, but stamping off, giving me variegated images. Then I just stamped the image butterfly in black.

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This butterfly stamped the same way, adding some white gel pen and die cut with Butterfly 2 Die. Martha Stewart punches for the foliage. The base is a Sizzix Bricks embossing folder.

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I die cut my window first, then cut a piece of cardstock just the right size for my stamped image. Birthday Blessings is colored with Copics, Flower Soft Fuchsia and Lemon were added to the bouquet and loose flowers.

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Using a post-it note, I decided where my ‘table’ would be and sponged with whatever Distress ink was still on my applicator, then added a little Tumbled Glass. Flipping the post-it so I could do the ‘wall’, I lightly sponged Mustard Seed.
I cut really narrow strips of foam to pop up the window and attached the scene.

stamps: Birthday Blessings, 2 Step Butterfly
ink: memento tuxedo black, ranger distress mustard seed, tumbled glass
paper: georgia pacific
accessories: Copics, Flower Soft, Flower Soft glue,  Window Die, Butterfly 2 Die, Sizzix embossing folder, Martha Stewart punches, mounting foam, white gel pen

So, why not give your mail carrier some cheer and decorate the envelope, I’m sure it’ll make them smile at the PO as it goes through the system!

Thanks for stopping!



Anonymous said...

Dawn - There are so many things to note about your stunning card. First, I love the decorated envelope. Your use of punches for the foliage is brilliant. Love the embossing folder as well. The texture that it lends is amazing. In addition to providing texture, it really appears as if one is gazing through a window. Beautiful colouring on your card as well. TFS!


Jacqui said...

Popped over from SPC and just had to comment on your gorgeous card and envelope! Your card is just beautiful, I love everything about it - the window die cut, the embossed background, the peek at the table inside and of course, the butterfly embellishment. The recepient of this card is one lucky person! And of course, the mail carrier can't help but smile at the lovely envelope to match.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the embossing folder on that gorgeous card? You have sine beautiful cards. I love them.