Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wishing You Well . . .

This is for Cheryl, I hope she is feeling better.
I started with a white background and using the Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint I inked the background. I used foam pads instead of the felt ones. White the ink was drying I make a picket fence with the George Cartridge and cut it out with my Cricut. I distress the fence with Antique Linen. I stamped the butterfly and while it was drying I decorated the fence. The tulips and small flowers are some from Mom's stuff, so I don't know the name of the punch. I used the Martha Stewart Branch punch for the flower stems.

I used pop up dots behind the fence to give it a little more interest. The daisy's have small rhinestones in the middle of them.

Seal the envelope then cut 1 1/2" off of the top (the short side of the envelope) Using the same distress inks color your envelope. I do both the front and the back of the envelope and envelope top. I stamped the swirls on the envelope front of the envelope only. I then run the envelope, not the top, through a paper crimper.

When you finish a project do you use your punched and punch some of the left over paper. I do, this is where the branches and larger flowers came from.

To decorate the envelope top I used two punched flowers, a couple of the punched branches and a rhinestone in the flower.
The branches are actually a dark green but show more of a brown in this photo.

The inside is decorated with paper from Karen Foster's Micro Paper Bundle. I cut a sheet of the paper into 1 1/2" squares, glued onto a white background at 1 1/2" and trimmed to size. I then decorated with a couple of punched flowers with rhinestones for the flower centers.
I then stamped my sentiment in Color Box Pigment Ink Royal Blue.
Click here for the Picket fence file.

Recipe: Paper: White Card Stock, Micoro Papr Bundle Stamps: Close to My Heart - Say It in Style, Autumn Leaves - Spring Swirl, Ink: Tim Holt's Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Color Box Pigment Ink - Royal Blue Punches: flowers, Martha Stewart branch punch.

1 comment:

Hummie said...

Wow! What talent you have! How sweet you are to your friends too!

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