Challenges ... no card stock and no envelopes. I did have paper available and my handy dandy new cuttlebug. So I went to work. Made the main card out of water colour paper. The flower out of some glittery organza I had. The envelope was a little more of a challenge .... no paper light weight enough to fold and glue into an envelope. Finally it came to me. Make the envelope out of the sheer material. Here's what happened.
|Inside is not what I would have done had I had my supplies on hand. However ... I had roses and ribbons so I used them.|
|The envelope had to be glued instead of sewn. I was able to hide the rough edges with German scrap. The back flap of the envelope is held down with a little pink silk rose.|
Considering the circumstances ... it could have been worse. I think it's still romantic, and I'm hoping the lady who ordered it likes it.
The Creative Person
is both more primitive
and more cultivated,
a lot madder and a lot saner,
than the average person.
~ Frank Barron
I often find myself thinking along this line of thought - so am comforted to find this quote.
When I arrived in Mexico, I had nothing creative to work with. I had let it all go. Thought I would be OK. NOT! So ... over the last couple of months, e-bay and Joann's among others have been making a tidy bundle as I try to rebuild my stash! Little did I know it would be so expensive. HOWEVER ... can't live with out creating. Create to Live and Live to Create. Need 'stuff' to do that.