Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another card ...

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. 

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