Fall Means Sunflowers

When I saw this stamp set, I knew that these images would be perfect for Autumn and encouragement cards.  All of the cardstock and the envelope used in this project are available in the CutCardStock shop!

I cut Basis Cardstock 110# in White into a 4-1/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches card front to stamp my sunflower image.

I stamped the sunflowers and sentiment stamps on to a Brown Bag Envelope 70# in Kraft which is A6 in size.

I colored both the card front and envelope stamped images using colored pencils.

I die-cut the colored card front image using a steel die that has a hand-stitched border.

I created a card base 4 ¼ inches x 11 inches using Discount Cardstock 80# in Dove, folding it in half. This cardstock has a beautiful iridescent shimmer and textured pattern on the front side of the cardstock. The backside (inside the card) is smooth to allow a handwritten note for the card sender to write.

I adhered the sunflower die-cut image to the front of the card base using 3D tape to allow the image to be highlighted.

Here is the finished card. In the close-up images, you can see the texture and shimmer of the card base.

With creating a handmade card, why not take the time to embellish the envelope you enclose it in. Having a pretty envelope makes the card recipient feel even more special. Below are close up images of the embellished envelope.

The card and envelope together…… Thank you for stopping in today!

Linda (@linda_card_shoppe on IG)