I was asked to make a card for someone leaving the company, where there would be 40-60 people signing. It took me a bit of time to figure out what to do. I didn't really know the person well. The only thing I knew was I wanted to use the 12.25"x9" peach coloured envelope.
Initially, I thought I would die cut the sentiment "Tu vas nous manquer ..." (translation: We'll miss you ...) and put flowers around it. The sentiment was quite large, so the card would be bigger; and I would need to make the envelope instead, which was fine. However, I didn't like the way it look; and with the size, it would be tight or too much space for 40-60 people. So, it was back to the drawing board ... I started looking at my stamps again, and it came to me ... thankfully as I just had the weekend to do this :)
I decided to go back to the peach envelope and used one of my other Stacy Stamps sets. First, I printed the sentiment on glossy paper. The glossy paper allow the ink to stay on the surface, so I could cover it with embossing powder ... not sure you could see this.
I stamped the large tulips from the stamp set and coloured the tulips pink and peach colour, so it would match the envelope. I use 2 different green colour pencils for the leaves. Then used the odourless solvent and paper stomps to blend ... see I was not kidding when I said I love this technique :)
I added a couple of matching butterflies that I colour a while back and a dash of glitter ... and there you go! Sorry, I was at a weird angle and the colour of the picture isn't the best.