I started out with the card by cutting one sheet of the patterned paper in the kit (from Carta Bella’s Botanical Garden 6×6 pad) and adhering it to a card base. I then stamped the “just because” greeting in Simon’s Intense Black ink on Ivory cardstock (also included in the kit).
To create a lacy border, I stamped the leafy border from the stamp set on on vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The vellum wasn’t quite as opaque as I needed, so I applied adhesive to the back of the border pieces using the Xyron Sticker Maker and pressed it onto another piece of vellum. The two layer of vellum was perfect!
I trimmed out the borders using scissors and adhered them to the back of the greeting piece and then adhered the greeting to the card front.
To create flowers similar to the patterned paper, I stamped images from the stamp set on the Ivory cardstock in Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored them using a blender pen and various shades of Distress Ink (see supply list below). I used the N00 Tombow marker which can be found in all the Tombow sets, however I’ve also used the Dove Blender Pen in past as well.
I adhered the flowers and leaves to the front of the card and then moved onto the envelope.
NOTE: Dawn’s address is used with permission. Thanks, Dawn!
For the envelope, I used one of the envelopes from the card kit–the Metallic Black envelope. I stamped and white heat embossed the large rectangular leafy frame and then lettered Dawn’s name and address using a brush and white gouache (you can also use a white gel pen).