Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Stampendous Jumbo Peony Farewell

Isn't that one BIG, beautiful bloom? The Jumbo Peony stamp measures about 5.5 X 4 inches. This is a stamp that makes a statement. I needed to make a farewell card for one of my staff with an envelope that would accommodate the giftcard and brochures from the spa resort that were her going away present. Something about the size of a business envelope, with added depth, was needed. A larger sized card also allows for everyone to sign it.

I stamped the peony in embossing ink and applied Lindy's Stamp Gang Desert Moon Turquoise embossing powder and heat set. Then I used Twinkling H2Os watercolour paints to shade the petals (African Jade, Bashful Blue and Icicles). I used Wink of Stella Glittering Silver to accent the stamen.
Envelope #1

Do you know how difficult it is to find a nice Farewell, Goodbye From All of Us or We Will Miss You stamp? I am always on the lookout for such a thing and knew I did not have one in my stamp collection. So I turned to my Silhouette Cameo to find a script font. I cut the word on my Cameo and then treated it with the same embossing powder as the flower. Unlike a stamp, I could size this word to just the length I needed. Then I made an envelope, which you can see above. The label was cut on the Cameo, as were the letters of Christine's name so that the envelope would show through. The envelope was made about a quarter inch thick to allow for the card and the inserts. I was not crazy about the green envelope as the colours on the card ranged more to blue, however, I was short for time.

BUT THEN, I foolishly put the  envelope on the kitchen counter - the one with cooking oil on it! So back to the drawing board I went. I decided to change up the colours of the envelope and label, and use the matching script font for the cut out name for envelope #2.
Envelope #2 and embossed Farewell e-cut.

This tie envelope is a fun SVG file from Lettering Delights that I re-sized to a longer length and 1/4 inch depth and is held together by decorative brads and baker's twine. Once again, the Cameo allows me to "have it my way" as they say! I am entering this in the Cheerful Stamp Pad's Challenge #85 (embossing).


Chrysalis said...

Me again! That colour is beautiful, and I reckon the second envelope looks better than the first, so a happy accident! Your work is really beautiful, and Christine will treasure the beautiful card as much as the gift inside. x

Hazel said...

Love the colour. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 85: use embossing powder, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x