A dear friend of mine is going to be receiving this card in the next couple of days....but I won't name her because she does not know it yet! I water colored the background, and then used stamps from Altenew's "Peony Scrolls" set to stamp the flower, leaves and scrolls with VersaMark, added some white embossing powder, heat set and then water colored them using my Gansai Tambi watercolor set that I love. I decided to do two more of the flowers which I cut with my Pazzles Vue and popped them up on foam tape for dimension and added some Wink of Stella. I cut the butterfly with my Silhouette Cameo and added some Wink of Stella as well. For my sentiment, I made a "fishtail banner" using my Cameo, colored it black and made the text white using the "Corinthia" font. I had to make it a print and cut file in order to get the text to be white and I have to say that I love the look. I have several stamps that I could have used but they would not have fit on my banner and of course, I just had to add some sequins....I am addicted!!!
For the inside I used a panel of Champagne shimmed cardstock and used the same stamps with VersaMark and white embossing powder and heat set and I found a poem online that said what I wanted to say. I used the "Flair Roman" font, printed with my Canon printer and I used the "photo matte" setting so that it would lay down more ink and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.
For my "signature label" on the back, I made a cutting file of one of the peony shapes with a mat and cut on my Cameo. Once again, I used the "Corinthia" font.
I used some 24# Georgia-Pacific paper to make the envelope and added a panel of parchment paper to the front and used the same stamps to decorate it.
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Finished Card Size: A2 (4.25"x5.5")
Papers: Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 65# Recollections "white, black & pink, 110# Recollections "ivory" cardstock (card base), Southworth 24# "Ivory" parchment paper
Stamps: Altenew "Peony Scrolls"
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Cut Files: Fishtail Banner, Butterfly & Signature Label (all by me)
Fonts: "Corinthia", "Flair Roman"
Tools: Pazzles "Vue", Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It", Sizzix "Vagabond", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board"
Accessories: "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker, Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" sequins, Zing "White" embossing powder, Spellbinders "Card Creator A-2 Matting Basics A, "Gansai Tambi" 36 Color Watercolor Set.