Hi there!! I’m moving a piece of furniture in my studio so you cannot begin to imagine the mess in which I’ve been trying to work. I joke with Hubby that my studio is much like that hand held puzzle where you have 16 slots and 15 numbers that you have to slide around to get them in ascending order. To move one item causes a chain reaction!! So for this card I’m keeping it simple and have made a graduation card that will come in handy for a young lady I know. I have to say that there is not one pop dot on the whole card and the layers are very simple!!
Basically this is a flat pocket card that fits into an envelope. Up above the scallops, which I cut with Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, the word “success” peeks out and the stunning vellum gives a great idea of what lies inside. There is wired ribbon tied on the outside of the pocket and I created a medallion to cinch the bow using Spellbinders™ Blossom Two, the companion piece from Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant and the companion piece from Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant. A hole was cut in the center of two of the pieces and one of the pieces already has a hole – simply the ribbon was threaded through and the bow tied. For the inside of the card both swirl and sentiment were stamped and layered on pink cardstock so that only the word success appears. The card is roughly 5″ x 7″ and fits into an A7 envelope.
This is a little bit of a departure for me, but I love the simplicity. My cards usually open with a top fold, for this one, I’ll simply jot my best wishes on the back. I created an A7 envelope and instead of gluing the envelope so that the flap opens the long way, I turned it to open the short way. To send this off, I’ll flatten the ribbon a little bit and slip it in the envelope then slip the protected card in to a little bubble wrap mailer and off it goes.
Stamps: Retired PSX – Success
Paper: Bazzill, Vellum – It Takes Two
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, Spellbinders™ Blossom Two, Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant, Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant, Vellum glue, Ribbon