I just had to see this stork flying through the clouds! :) After creating the clouds with the template and over-sponging with Bliss Blue to darken them just a little, I stamped the stork in craft Night of Navy, embossed with detail clear EP, bleached out the stork image and colored with markers. I sponged around the edges with Brocade Blue. Since this size is a little too big for a regular background stamp, I used the Sweet Feet wheel and JanTink's wonderful Frost Background technique: http://tinyurl.com/pfyj8
This money holder is inspired by the basic template from the April Stampin' Success magazine for the ala-Card (page 3), but I adjusted the measurements to the "Little Tall Card" size from Sketch Challenge 61 - finished size 6 1/4 x 3 1/2, which fits the commercial envelope size 6 1/2 x 3 5/8.
I used a 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock scored at 2 1/2 and 6, leaving another 2 1/2 inches for the fold-up piece. The hodgepodge photo turn holds the front closed. To hold the check in place, on the inside middle section I mounted a piece of 3 1/4 x 6 coordinating cardstock that I punched with the slit punch in the center of each of the long sides.
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Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 5:57 PM
You've made the most beautiful, soft, fluffy clouds and perfect backgrounds. The colors are so soothing and the design is great for a money holder! This is really so sweet, Linda. Thanks for the instructions and the link to Jan's frost technique. I was wondering about that particular part of the background!