Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Really Big Best Wishes

A friend at work asked me to make a really big 'best wishes' card for someone leaving a committee she is on.  There were a lot of people that needed to sign it so it needed to have a lot of space inside.  So I folded an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white card stock for the card base - and created this large card!
 Don't you just LOVE the flowers? My card was totally inspired by one my blogging friend, Cathy Webber  made two years ago when she was on the Fusion Card Challenge Design team with me.
The flowers cut using Spring Flowers from Lil'Inker Designs.  I folded them on their stitched lines and layered them with foam dots - the leaves are Tropical Sensations dies from MFT (retired) and the white panels are cut with Stitched Mat Rectangles also from Lil'Inker Designs.
The sentiment is from Gatsby Glamour from PTI.  The floral background is from Black and White Basics from PTI - and I sponged Wendy Vecchi Archival Buttercup Ink over the white flowers to make the paper black and yellow!
The card measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" so I had to make an envelope that the card would fit in.  I took a large 9" x 12" white mailing envelope (from Staples) - cut it in half horizontally - sealed the cut bottom edge with a piece of Washi Tape and it was good to go!
The layered flowers really make for an impressive design don't you think?  I need to remember to make more of them for regular size cards too!
Stamps:  Gatsby Glamour - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black, Harvest Gold, Textstyle Black and White Basics - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Wendy Vecchi Archival Buttercup.
Accessories:  Dies - Tropical Sensations - MFT, Spring Flowers and Stitched Mat Rectangles - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

12 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is wonderful! Love how you altered the background paper! Lovely design!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love the trio of gorgeous blossoms! I bet your coworker will treasure this!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card, so striking! Love those flowers!!!
Simply wonderful!
Thank you for the inspiration Julia!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Julia! I DO love those flowers, especially the patterned petals! The background design is a perfect match too! Large format cards can be difficult with so much space to fill, but yours is just wonderful! hugs :)

Lee-Anne said...

This larger style card is fantastic, Julia! I love those flowers and the fabulous yellow, white and black combo...so chic!

Annette Allen said...

love all those patterns together and those flowers are gorgeous.. love this card

Lisa Young said...

Absolutely beautiful design, Julia!!

Redanne said...

The flowers are definitely beautiful, they have a lovely fresh, Spring feel to them and the background is fab-u-lous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous card Julia, loving your beautiful flowers, so pretty as is the colours.
Julie x

Susan said...

Yes, indeed, those flowers are so realistic! What for a big send off, the big card is needed!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Julia. What lovely background paper and perfect match with your layered blooms. Great job! xx

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a gorgeous card. Love all your wonderful flowers.