My niece has finished first in her class at university this year and will be working on a Masters next year so I made her a card to celebrate her great achievement. I started with a large envelope and made a black card to fit inside. I added this great piece of hand decorated paper which I created a while back with leftover paint from a project after I had added a length of black ribbon. I trimmed the greeting (Desert Diva) and added both an orange layer and a yellow one with two flagged ends. I added black dots to the yellow layer and then mounted it to my decorative paper. I adhered this large layer to the front of my black card then tied a short piece of the same black ribbon to the front of my card to simulate a bow.
I love making decorative paper with leftover paint - seems a waste to put it down the drain and it so easily makes such a statement when you create with it. Therese