Hello! It's time for January's Fancy Friday Blog Hop! It's our first hop of 2018 with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! The challenge this month is to create at least two cards with matching envelopes, that are mailable and to follow through and mail them! You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Holly's blog. I know you enjoyed her cards!
I started with a card that's easy to reproduce, and uses the bold, outline flower and smaller solid flowers to anchor the design. Some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine for texture and the pretty black and white paper to add the pattern. I think this card packs a lot of punch.
I made a fancier version next using the Yellow Brusho Crystal Colour powder. These powders add vibrant color, and are fun to use in many different ways. Here, I stamped the flower in Basic Black Archival ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock and then colored the flower with plain water. I shook on some of the yellow powder, and blended it with my Aqua Painter, repeating these steps two times. I also splattered the background with more of the powder mixed with water. I stamped the solid flowers again, and added some sequins to the flower center for texture along with the twine again.
I decorated the inside of the card (made of Basic Black Cardstock) with more patterned paper, and Shimmery White Cardstock with the birthday greeting stamped in Crushed Curry.
The other part of the challenge was to make coordinating envelopes. I used my Envelope Punch Board, and the black and white paper from the recent Holiday Catalog. Technically the inside has Christmas Carols on it, but this particular pattern is pretty subtle. The outside of the envelope reminds me of flowers, which is why I chose this pattern.
Well, that is all for me today. But, you'll want to move on to the wonderful Jenn Picard! So excited that's she has joined us on this fancy journey.