Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Dorothy Envelope card

Hello Bloggers.

Wow, its been a while.  I've managed to squeeze a bit a of time to check in on some of my favourite blogs and even comment on some.  But just cannot manage to make and post anything of my own lately.

I have finally put something together and boy does it feel good to hold a finished piece in your hands.

This is an envelope card featuring one of Sherri Baldy's Besties of OZ.  This one is Dorothy and she's coloured with copics. 
The two larger flowers are handmade.  Until I made these, I was actually afraid to wet my papers with water.  But now that I've made these and they turned out so well, I'll be pulling out the water spritzer every chance I get.
Piercings were added to the edges to create some faux stitching since I don't have a sewing machine.  Would have loved to put some real stitching there.
Pearl strings, lace, and ribbons were added to make it all pretty.  Last but not least I added two gate die cuts.  I love this gate die, so delicate.  It's my latest and candy won from Annie's blog - thanks so much Annie.

When the tag is pulled out of its envelope you can see the sentiment, and it reads "happy birthday Special Friend".

Dorothy was pieced together with a few layers.  However the layers were propped up with only some thin card between the layers.  Foam tape propped up the pieces too much and I was aiming for a subtle 3D effect.  I'm not quite sure if you could see the layering very well but they are there.

Sorry about all the pictures.  As always I can never decide which pictures to post and I end up posting too many.
I really hope you like my card and come back to visit me often.  Even though I've been a very bad blogger.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joining the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Besties from OZ
Totally Gorjuss #195 - Anything goes with pearls
The ABC Challenge - S for Stitching
Just for Fun Challenge #1 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 #16 - Tic Tack Toe - Flowers, Lilac, Pearls
LEJ Designs #65 - Lovely lace
Inky Chicks #10 - Lovely lace


  1. This is gorgeous,Thanks for sharing with us at Just for

  2. This is stunning ,I just love the besties , the colours and your colouring are amazing
    Thankyou for joining us at LEJ design challenge
    and good luck
    Hugs Susan xx

  3. So beautiful card. Love all embellishments and beautiful shape.

  4. Thank you so much for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge No.65 - Lovely Lace, over on our blog.

    This is absolutely amazing. I love the image and the colouring. All the different elements to the card look beautiful and really make this a stand out card. The fold is wonderful and I love the sparkly lace at the top of the pull out part. Stunning.

    We have weekly themed challenges and hope that you will join us for more of them :D

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  5. Gorgeous envelope card and image love all the embellishments-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  6. Gorgeous card. Love how you've coloured that sweet image and the pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  7. This is lovely....beautiful layers! Thank you for joining us at ABC's Challenge! Good luck and please join us again!

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

    Elaine xx

  9. This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft challenges!

  10. WOW, your colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining us at OCS.

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the first Just for Fun challenge.

  12. Hi sweet lady, lovely card. Awesome in fact. Glad you like to use the gate, it's a sweet one on your creation. Trying to play 'catch up'...xx