Only two month to go to Christmas eve. I am already in a pretty Christmassy mood, and bought the first gift this week. Unfortunately I can’t wrap it yet, because I haven’t yet found the perfect wrapping paper.
Opposed to anything the season suggests, I created a spring card last night. Don’t ask me, probably purely wishful thinking. It’s gotten so cold, and I am not yet ready to turn on the heating yet. And I’m under the weather at that.
I got this patterned paper cheap at am outlet sale and wanted to use a bit of it. So I adhered two strips of the paper along the edges of my off-white card base, a small one with the striped pattern and a larger strip with the insects pattern.
To match the PP, I pulled out the tiny insects stamps from the Avery Elle set “more stories” and stamped a border along a piece of watercolor cardstock. I tried my best to match the colors, so I used a light grey ink for the outlines and water colored the wings with an antique linen distress ink. Then I cut off one edge along the insects and popped up the panel on my prepared card base.
For the sentiment I stamped a banner on a leftover piece of the same watercolor cardstock, colored it with antique linen and fuzzy cut it out. I added this with more foam tape and as an afterthought added another bug and a small dotted line near the banner. That was risky, but it turned out ok.
The envelope is created from the same patterned paper.
Hope you like it.
Have a great week-end
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