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.
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.
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
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