This is a card-front view showing some of the envelope front. I am sorry that you really cannot see the glitter detail on the card and especially on the flowers, nor can you really see the gleam from the 3D stemple paints. That is why I have included a view below to show the glitter detail.
On the envelope, I used die cuts from the Floral Keys die and stamp set, and colored them using daubers with the red and green paints. On the keyhole, I used the crackle paint. On the heart at the top RHS of the envelope (sorry for the glare of the glossy accents), after coloring with the inks, I used a Sakura glitter pen to add some detail, then covered it with glossy accents. See view of card front for that information.
Thank you so much for checking out this view of my card and envelope. I appreciate your comments and learn from them.
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 GMT Views: 1188
Paper: ivory cs, white 6.5" envelope, HC Floral Keys paper collection and other patterned paper from stash
Paper Size: card is 6" square, envelope is 6.5" square
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Brilliance Crimson Copper, Color Box Warm Green
Accessories: HC Floral Keys, Sweet Juliet, and Vintage Florets dies, McGill paper molding tools and mat, Art Institute glitter, Viva Decor 3D Stemple paints, TH Distress crackle paint rock candy, Ranger glossy accents, Sakura clear glitter pen, daubers, 3-D dots
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 31929
Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 1:25 AM
WOW! This is such a unique and incredible creation, I wish that I could see it in real life, the sparkle and glossiness are evident even here in the photo! I love the way you've made the envelope so perfectly matching in style. There's so much dimension and a wonderful vintage look!
Registered: April 22, 2005 Location: Boca Raton, FL Posts: 13631
Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 3:50 PM
This card is beautiful and your friend will have another one to cherish. I love the crack technique you have done; it has been ages since i did that. Beautiful shaping on those flowers too. All together lovely!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 8382
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 12:29 AM
It is always sooooo hard to capture the beauty of glitter and gleam in a photo! Your details of this card are facinating and it sounds like some serious labor was put into it using some great tools and treasures.Your friend will see the love and creativity you have crafted on this wonderful birthday card.!