Welcome to the January Gossamer Blue blog hop. Today I'm sharing some fanciful cards I made using the On My Desk collection. This collection is colorful, whimsical and full of pretty pinks if you're looking for some Valentine colors....or just something fresh and fun for the new year. I'm pairing my GB items with some butterfly stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.
I really love to use 3 x 4 cards as a starting point for cards. This time I reached for the clear pieces and cut some additional 3 x 4 pieces from the beautiful gold, floral vellum 12 x 12 sheet. I die cut images from patterned papers and cut strips of the aqua polka dot. This gives me the general layout of the cards. I also stamped my sentiment in waterproof ink.
Some simple swipes of watercolor over the sentiment created some coordination colors that match up well with the patterned papers.
Before adhering my pieces to my card front I added gold stitching, washi tape and some enamel dots from the collection.
I added a few of the tiny star enamel dots to the letter "i" in beautiful.
A pretty little set of four cards.
I also created some envelope liners using a Papertrey Ink envelope die. These are so pretty I sometimes hate to seal the envelope. Instead I like to tie the envelope up with some pretty ribbon, add a tag and slip the whole thing into a bigger padded envelope...or hand deliver if I can along with a special treat.