Friday, June 8, 2012

Policy Envelope Card

Kimie from Create, Share, Inspire (used to be More Paper Than Shoes) challenged us in a swap to create embellished policy envelopes with a stamped insert.  A template was provided if we chose to use it, however, I decided to make my own.  I loved the results -- a lot of friends and family members are going to receive their birthday cards as a Policy Envelope this year!!

The front of the Policy Envelope with a Handmade "Starch" Flower, Jeweled Stickpin (there are more matching bead under the flower that you can see), Stampin'Up folded blue ribbon, the paper under the lace is brown, painted with green acrylic, embossed and sanded, a little tag (about 2.25 in. square) with a beaded dangle.

Here's several views of the Policy Envelope, top: with flap open -- middle: decorated front --bottom: closed with beaded string -- side: the insert with stamped images (the Eifel Tower is Tim Holtz, embossed with black embossing powder, the doily is Stampin' Up stamped in Stampin'Up Kiwi Kiss ink)

The blue stamens are from an old flower that had outlived its usage :) --the silver flourishes are Jolees.

A close up of the tag and the insert.  Both sides have cream cardstock for extra writing space.

I used 2 "ugly" chipboard pieces and painted the "Ugly" away and then stamped with a leaf print to wrap the string around to close the envelope.

1 comment:

  1. so beautiful art you have shared..thanks for it as i need it to design Gift Card envelopes