Sunday, July 09, 2017
Birthday Card Set - Birthday card with a flourish
I am using #8 envelopes (6 1/2" x 3 5/8") for this project which are readily available locally. In an effort to destash I am using large sheets of cardstock from Strathmore pads I bought years ago. They have to be retrofitted a bit but it does allow me to use the scrap I cut off the end to finish off the cards I cut out of the sheet. My cards are 6.25" x 3 3/8".
For this card I layered three strips of coordinating decorative paper on the front and added a die cut flourish (SX) which I cut from dark brown cardstock. I cut the bottom portion of the flourish off and rearranged it to work better with my slim card which also allowed me to nestle my laser printed oval greeting (SU) (Birds Cards) within it. I added just a hint of colour around the greeting to help it blend in using a large brush with very little brown watercolour.