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Combining soft colors with natural materials in this card and envelope duo. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/11/natural-materials-giveaway/

First off, if you are celebrating Thanksgiving I hope you treasure your time with loved ones :D Here in the UK we don’t have Thanksgiving, I think our closest celebration is Harvest Festival. Both bring to mind the bounty nature provides and that inspired me to use natural materials in my project today.

Combining soft colors with natural materials in this card and envelope duo. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/11/natural-materials-giveaway/

I started with a wood envelope. These envelopes amaze me being so obviously made of wood and yet wafer thin, lined and with a glue seal as with any paper envelope. I wrapped the envelope in frayed linen and again with a white ribbon, then added vellum cut with a Tiny Tag with hearts from swiping Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste through the Tiny Spaced Hearts stencil. I then trimmed a lavender stem attached it with a glue dot and dressed with a twine bow.

Combining soft colors with natural materials in this card and envelope duo. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/11/natural-materials-giveaway/

For the card I tried to use the same elements and colors by starting with a Fog card base with a panel of Marshmallow card and then a panel of vellum again with embossing paste hearts. I added two strips of wood tape to give me a wide enough area to wrap another piece of frayed linen around and still have some wood peeking out then dressed again with a ribbon, lavender sprig and twine bow.

The sprigs of greenery mean that you won’t be able to send a card like this through the post – wilted lavender wouldn’t really have the same effect LOL but I do think for a hand delivered card the natural elements give it a special touch and the combination of colors and natural materials is so calming :D

Giveaway

Please leave comments below by Monday 30th November at 11.59pm for a chance to receive one of my crafty parcels in honor of #sharehandmadekindness. I will draw a winner on Tuesday 01 December :D

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or wording to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support.

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