Tuesday, 2 June 2009

3 x 3 Cards with Envelopes

Our England Stamping Yahoo Group recently had an art swap featuring some really cute 3-by-3-inch cards with matching envelopes.

If you are interested in the envelope template, you can find it on an earlier post by clicking here.

Once I got started making these cards, I couldn't stop, and I had to try out all kinds of combinations.

One card design features a Cuttlebug butterfly die cut, which was then sandwiched into an embossing folder colored with ink. The ink sinks into the low areas of the embossed image.

Another card features a Stampin' Up flower stamp, which has been colored with Copic markers and cut out.

Another is a bee from a Close to My Heart set, and it has been embossed with thick UTEE embossing powder to give it a glass effect.

And finally, I used Spellbinder's dies to cut a window into a card and used a Lost Coast dictionary stamp and Stazon to stamp on acetate. The flower on this card was handmade by cutting out Spellbinder's scallop circles.