Another birthday card for someone at work. This time I tried a layout I saw in a magazine, it is simple but effective I think.
Fold craft cardstock, ink the edges. Trim a piece of ‘La Spa’ paper from Prima Marketing’s Fairy Belle collection, and then distress and ink the edges in a lighter (contrasting) colour. Attach to the base card.
Place a strip of gold paper across the card, near the bottom with edges inked in the darker colour. Add a die-cut shape (Spellbinder’s Labels 17 set) on top of the gold paper, with the edges inked in the lighter colour. Attach a folded piece of ribbon and add a ribbon on top. Place a pink pearl in the centre of the flower.
I wanted to decorate the envelope to match but make it simple. I edge one side in aged mahogony ink, placed a strip of gold paper in one corner, and then added a flower that matched the one on the card.