I have for you today a beautifully simple card that could be used for virtually any occasion, except probably something masculine.
Because of the versatility of the card, I purposely didn't add a sentiment.
The card, which is an unusal size, 4 1/4" x 6 1/4", is especially simple to make because the card base is preprinted, and they have gorgeous envelopes with gold foil designs on both front and back, and a coordinating print inside the envelope. I found this set of card bases and envelopes on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack, a good place to find terrific deals, especially when there is a new refresh.
I stamped a lovely floral image on a piece of white cardstock and embossed it in gold. It would also have been beautiful if I'd colored in the image with Stampin' Blends. But I decided to just go with the elegant embossed look. A trio of Polished Dots and a snippet of Petal Pink ribbon were just right to complete the card.
Stampin' Up! card bases and envelopes
Petal Pink cardstock
Beautifully Happy (stamp set from Sale-A-Bration)
Gold Embossing Powder
Petal Pink Ribbon
This card measures a normal 4 1/4" wide, but is 6 1/4" long. It would be easy to tweak it a bit to fit on a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
Cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 3/4"' x 4 3/4". Rub an Embossing Buddy well over the entire piece. Centered on this piece, stamp a large flower outline stamp with VersaMark Ink. Heat emboss the flowers with Gold Embossing Powder.
Mount the embossed piece to a 3" x 5" piece of Petal Pink cardstock.
Wrap a length of 1/8" Petal Pink ribbon around this piece about 3/4" from the bottom. Tape the ends of the ribbon to the back side. Cut another piece of the same ribbon and tie it into a bow. Use a Glue Dot to attach it to the center of the folded-around ribbon.
Adhere this finished piece centered onto the card base.
Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde -