Thursday, February 5, 2009

144 inklings...

This weeks Inkling over at SCS was this fun crimped envelope card. I changed mine up a little from the sample and directions they have on Splitcoast. On the tutorial, the top portion slides over the bottom. Mine butts up. I needed the extra space for the long image. I also attached my insert to the top because I wanted it to slide out when you pulled the top off. I plan on doing another one following the directions next time ;)

So, I forget where I got these totally kewl shimmery envelopes. They have been in my stash forever because I *knew* I needed them... I just didn't know why till yesterday! I sponged the envelope with close to cocoa on the edges and it really gives a nice golden glow. I really really like it! I also covered the mugs with crystal effects because they were just too blah against the shimmery envelope. The ce really made them pop.

I can't wait to play with this technique again. It surely was a load of fun! Check out the link to SCS so you can give it a try too. I know you're gonna love it too!





supplies
stamps: flourishes coffee with friends
ink: su close to cocoa, palette noir and brilliance graphite black
paper: su close to cocoa, cameo coral, shimmery envelope
accessories: ornare template, piercing tool, may arts ribbon, crystal effects

12 comments:

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous. I love this stamp set, NO; I do not own it. :)

anjou said...

Wonderful! I saw the technique but didn't realize it's full potential until I saw your card. Just gorgeous! I love this set used along with Baroque Motifs. Nice!

britta said...

ooh I used to make these quite a bit-love the idea of the note being a pull out!

MiamiKel said...

Beautifully done! I have eyed this stamp set and I think you just completely pushed me into the YES direction! TFS!

Melody said...

Love the look of this card!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

This is awesome! I love the CE on the cups! I bet that shimmery envelope is awesome IRL. What a great idea to use it and add a little elegance to the project!

specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE your card! I made one too but like a dumb dumb I forgot to crimp it!!!! LOL, I couldn't understand until now why the top didn't go on well (:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This looks really great. What a neat idea.

Jackie said...

This looks so good! love your card...tfs!!

HeathersHobby said...

I love these glossy cups coffee cups!

Catherine said...

Love your crimped envelope. I had a go at this too. I was great fun.

Jenn Balcer said...

Joyclynn, this was such a sweet surprise to get in the mail. I opened it up and drove right over to get a cup full of yumminess. THANK YOU so much for thinking of me!