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
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
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How beautiful…I had never seen wood envelopes before, let alone tape…hmmm, now I’m intrigued!
Love your cards, Debbie. They are so unusual, delicate and so beautifully made!
Such a lovely card, so nice and plain but really pretty. I thought it was a rosemary sprig. First day of Summer here in Aus, horrible, hot and gusting winds, wish I was somewhere cold!
Somehow using these materials for card making amazes and intrigues me. I really love this idea. Thank you for sharing!:))
Beautiful! I love using bits of bark or pressed leaves in cards from time to time. Your design is lovely.
These cards stopped me in my scroll – they’re simply elegant and “earthy”!! I’ve always loved your cards and this is post is definitely another one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.