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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sketch Challenge

This card is my take on a sketch challenge posted on the Paper Wishes Message Board.  I took several liberties with the sketch, but was intrigued by the little envelope in the sketch.  I have an old book from Hot Off the Press that has a bunch of vellum envelopes in it and I've been trying to figure out how to use them, so I figured this was a perfect chance to try.

PW Sketch
This is the sketch.  As you can see, rather than a 3-row greeting, I stamped my greeting all over the striped paper, my envelope was set at a bit of an angle, and the corner treatments are a bit different, but I'm sure you can see the similarities as well.

For the corner treatments, I used a spellbinders die from the Decorative Labels Twenty-seven set with purple glimmer paper and threaded a white ribbon and purple piece through that. The flowers are from the same vellum book as the envelope - cut out and backed with white paper so they can be seen better.

I made a little greeting to go in the envelope by using a small embossing folder that I inked with some dusty concord distress ink before embossing.  Here's a picture with the little greeting mostly pulled out of the envelope so you can see it:
The raised white letters really stand out well against the distress-colored background.

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