Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make It Monday #100: How to package oversized embellishments

So here's my card for the Make it Monday challenge. You notice that my embellishments (the leaves on the left and the banner at the bottom) are extending past the regular A2 size card boundaries. I have to say upfront I normally don't go out of the lines... even in my coloring books LOL. However I'm all over the place in my sketchbooks so I call it even ;-). Anyhow I thought this would be a good challenge for me to give it a whirl given my boundary issues (and there's a prize for this MIM - I am just getting in my entry under the wire here. It's been a wicked week. No time for cards - eek - til today after we got the daughter back to her last semester in college. And no I can't believe that either... but I digress....)
A note or two on the card: I used so patterned paper from my stash and the rest is all from Papertrey Ink. I love the Notched flowers dies and one of my Christmas presents was the Turning a New Leaf stamp set along with the dies. I am in a little bit of love with that set of dies. I also used the Double ended banner die. Because the sentiment I'd chosen will not fit on a single banner (I am secretly wishing for a double ended banner die that will accommodate those Think Big Favorites sentiments) I decided to get a little creative. I stamped the "hello" portion of the sentiment on the green banner. Then I masked off the "hello" and stamped the "just a note" on the white banner - and put them both together - staggering them just a bit to add a little interest.
So now on to the packaging. I have quite a stash of clear envelopes. All sizes. As this card is going in the mail to my mom I wanted to use one of those - knowing they are secure and go through the mail very nicely. But what I like to do (if given the time) is decorate an insert I used to address the card . So I took some cardstock and layered on a piece of the same patterned paper. Added a Mat Stack 1 die cut out of white to write her address. Then I cut out another leafy flourish and glued that down and I used it to write my return address. I decided it needed a few more leaves so I cut out another leaf flourish and trimmed it and glued that down. I know my mom will like it a lot.


June Houck said...

Hooray for going outside the lines to create a lovely Tracy card.

Babsarella said...

Totally FAB! Love the colors, die cuts, and that you are going outside your comfort zone!! BRAVO!!