This is my October card for this year's Christmas card challenge. I love how it came out but, seriously, I seem to have fallen into a rut here using the same layout and square size on so many cards of late. I wouldn't mind so much except I'd rather pay the extra postage than send my square cards in rectangular envelopes -- just one of my idiosyncrasies. And this card happens to be 4.25" square -- a size nobody seems to make square envelopes for. So it is either make my own or use the SU clear envelopes and fold them over more to make them appear square.
But enough of the whining and onto the card! Cause that IS what you popped in to hear about, isn't it?
Stamp is from Verve. I stamped it in Always Artichoke. Stamped it on another white scrap using Memento black inkpad and colored in the wreath using my Prismacolors blended with Gamsol. Punched the wreath using my 1 1/8" circle punch and adhered to the focal image using Zots. The red mat is from my stash but may be the Poppy Red SU had.
For the base card, I stamped Linen BG stamp on Always Artichoke cardstock using the Dazzling Versamark inkpad. Attached the matted focal image, added some glossy accents to the berries and called it done.
Easy as pie!
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Sun, Sep 30, 2012 @ 11:22 AM
This is really a lovely card. As for the envelope, let me try to explain a tip I read and have used a hundred times. When you make a small card, use a regular envelope. Fill up the side that's not used by the card by using a punch (for my Halloween cards I used a pumpkin), and then slipping about an inch-wide and 4 " piece of cardstock underneath that punch in the envelope (for my H cards I used orange) and put a tiny piece of adhesive to glue it to the inside of the envelope. The card then stays in place next to this piece, the envelope is "filled," and you get a little punch preview of the card on the outside of the envelope! Your card could just have a punched star, with a piece of of red CS beneath it. And it all goes with regular postage. I'm sure others have heard of this, and maybe someone can point you to the website I read about this on!