Tuesday 2 November 2010

Matching set using my own paper design

I have made my own backing papers for the following matching card and envelope set...

I also used the paper to line the inside of the envelope too...

To make my card I  distressed the edges of my paper a little, I originally intended to have snowflakes embossed with gold on the yellow piece, however, after I stamped the snowflakes and applied my gold embossing powder, all I had to do was heat emboss it, thats when I found out that my heat gun had died,
can we have a minutes silence please... :(
...ok, so not wanting to start over, I brushed away the embossing powder and drew over the faint versamark image with a gold gel pen, not ideal but it looks sort of ok.
The image is of course a lovely hanglar, coloured with promarkers,
I cut out some hearts, layered them onto cream cardstock, and added the thread to replicate the heart in the image.
The sentiment is from a free stamp set in a magazine.
I then made my envelope using the same papers to match the card, then faintly stamped the postmark at the top, the stamp is by Stamps Away.

I'd like to enter this set into the challenges at

Charisma Cardz - who have asked us to make a matching pair of something

Wild Orchid challenges - who want to see red green and gold this week


  1. This is beautiful i love your papers so pretty and very clever and the colouring on your image is stunning i also love your matching envelope xx

  2. These are fab colours. Love the combination that you have put together on your card. The matching envelope is a lovely finishing touch. Might just download some of these not for cards but a project up my sleeve!!

  3. Thank you Lorraine :)

    oooh Mrs A i'm intrigued to what you are gonna do! glad you like them, thank you xx

  4. Jo sweetie these papers are gorgeous you are a very talented lady. Thankyou sooo much for sharing you are a gem!!

    Lotsa huggles Vicky xxx

  5. What a stunning card, love all the colours and those papers are fantabulous! Hugs Jillix

  6. WOW Jo....this is gorgeous,how cute is that image and i love how you've used those papers...the hearts finish it off just perfectly...lovely work :0)

    San x

  7. Hi Jo, your matching items are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. ooohh, Jo, these are GORGEOUS! i love how you tied it all together! and i'm sorry about the passing of your heat gun - can you live without it until christmas, when hopefully santa will bring you a new one? :)

    thanks so much for joining the Charisma Gals this week! your whole project is just lovely!

  9. A beautiful card and matching envelope Jo. Love the papers. I always forget about the ones I have on file. Fab work!

  10. Oh I just love this, the papers are so pretty, I love how jsut the hearts are red. It really makes the card stand out.

    Thanks for joinging Wild Orchid Craft's Classic Christmas Challenge!

    Hugs, Mindy