Sunday, April 27, 2008

Envelope Challenge

Before I start talking about the today's card, I have to mention a blog candy opportunity where you can win some great new Impression Obsession stamps. This month's contest is being hosted by Penny, so head on over to her blog and check out what you can win! Penny is such a talented artist, and you will love the samples she made using the stamps you can win. Don't worry, if you win the contest, you will get brand new stamps. :) I had to start this post with the contest because if you know me, you know I am all about winning stuff (and doing little happy dances when I do win).

Today's card is one I made for the latest Hero Arts blog challenge. The challenge was to create a card using envelopes somewhere on the card. For my card, I cut the flaps off of two white envelopes with a little bit of the front of the envelopes still attached to the flaps. I glued part of the flaps under the pink cardstock so that when you unwind the wax linen, the white flaps open to reveal a message underneath. The stamped flowers are actually a floral border I stamped over and over to create a background. I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and popped up two dark pink disks that serve as the closure to the card. Here is what the card looks like when opened:

I didn't actually color the flowers on the inside of the flaps. Because I used Copic markers, the ink bled through the paper to the inside of the card. I used more white envelope flaps on the inside to leave a space to write a message. This project turned out the be a great way to use up some old envelpes!


Penny said...

Thanks Laura ;)

Cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the way the Copic colors bled thru the paper for this card! You used that to a wonderful advantage! Good luck with the challenge! Q