I hope you are enjoying 2012. I FINALLY have a moment to post. As usual, its been busy! But, I haven't been idle. Friends of mine celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary yesterday. It was a fun night! I saw this card from Monica Gale, and had to CASE: Monica's blog. I loved everything about it...even the colors! So I CASEd it with a few differences:
I believe Monica's card base is 4 1/4 x 11. Mine is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Monica used her top note shape vertically. Mine is placed horizontally. Also, I used the Frame It stamp set to frame a picture of the couple receiving the card. I stamped the frame image on brushed silver cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder, then I cut it out. I also used a hobby knife to cut out the center for the picture. Additionally, I punched out two jewelry tag shapes to hang off the ribbon. (secret: they don't actually hang...I used a mini glue dot to place and adhered them under the ribbon...lol)
I also made a custom envelope for my card:
I used a template from Paperwishes to create an envelope that accommodates larger greeting cards since my card is a little bulky. I used Island Indigo Textured cardstock. I also created a belly band. The frame on the band is the same as used on the card. This time, I embossed the image on whisper white with black embossing powder. I printed the couples name on whisper white. The flaps of the envelope have the scallop detailing from the card. Here's the other side of the belly band:
I hope my friends like the card!