I've got a card to show you that I'm really proud of. A friend asked me to design and make a card for a special occasion. It appears very simple but it's quite detailed. Let me explain.
I began with a 5 1/2" soft gray card base. I added textured pink cardstock on top only 1/8" smaller. I used a pretty pattern paper with the gray and pink colors and added it to the bottom half of the card, also 1/8" smaller. A white satin ribbon was adhered to cover the seam and taped to the back. Now I was ready to make the flowers. I used a Stampin' Up! set called Secret Garden. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers. I colored them with Copics, put a few layers together and added a pearl to the center. I die cut leaves from the same set in soft gray. I used foam dots to pop up the flowers.
I love the soft and romantic look to the card.
I then took the project to another level. I used an envelope liner die and cut some of the pattern paper to make it extra special.
I then turned over the envelope and made a label. But no ordinary label.
I chose a coordinating pattern paper, cut a decorative label shape from white cardstock and added one of the colored flowers with 3 pearls. So classy!
Even though the card was time consuming, I felt joy knowing the recipient would appreciate the beautiful attention to detail.