Layered wedding envelope

I did not really know, what one should usually write on the wedding card. I asked my husband. He suggested "My deepest condolences". I certainly hope he did not reflect on our marriage! :-) Well, Danes are known for their sarcasm. It took time to get used to it, and now I am catching myself on applying it to daily conversations.

Envelope

The envelope's base is a white embossed cardstock. Only the front is covered with another cardstock in beige for the contrasting background and beautiful design paper from Bo Bunny. The length of the envelope had to match the length of the border die from Cheery Lynn (approx. 20,3 cm or 8""). This allows to use only 1 design paper 12" x 12", to its limits. All layers are padded for the dimensional feel. Sentiment is printed, applied my absolutely favourite free brush font Playlist.

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Once opened, the envelope reveals two pockets and a space for a sentiment or wishes on the occasion. Because the back of the envelope is not covered with additional cardstock or design paper, I glued the ribbon inside the right pocket and cut a hole through to guide the ribbon to the front.


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Colour palette

I stayed true to my comfort zone of pastel combination, adding white elements to create coherence with the white cardstock chosen for the base of the envelope. I did try to paint the chipboards blue to begin with, but went with the natural style after all, with very few brush strokes of white gesso.

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Materials (selection of..)

* Dies - Sizzix, Cheery Lynn borders, Ebay (flowers, tag, doily)
* Paper flowers - Panduro & Ebay, handmade roses
* Flower stamens,
still found on almighty E-bay
* Papers -
Panduro,  Bo Bunny
* Wood embellishments - Ebay & Wycinanka
* Ribbons, lace, veil
* Butterfly - free printable
* Beads

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Thank you for stopping by, wish you a lovely day ahead!



I would like to enter this envelope for:

Utfordring#176 Lag på Lag

May Challenge - Flowers from Crafty Calendar Challenge

# 80 - Lots of Flowers/ and or Mothers day from Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog

Challenge #45 from Make My Monday Challenge Blog