Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Miss You Darling" Card and Envelope

Happy Thursday friends!!
I will have to say that I have had a GREAT week!!
I have managed to get some cleaning done, plant some annuals in my flower beds and containers as well as creating a few cards and tags!
I would like to share with you my
"Miss you Darling" 
card and matching envelope.

I used "Ooh la la" digital paper pack from Gecko Galz to create my envelope and card.  I used two images from the "Parisian Dreams" Digital Ephemera set.  One for the envelope and one for the card.
I used Inkscape to create my template for the card, and for the text on the envelope and card.
The Envelope reads...."Miss you Darling"
I chose the colors black and white this week so that I could play along with the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  I will also share for inspiration at Make it Monday.
I just found out that Chris has a challenge blog (I am always the last to  It is called "Art With No Boundaries."  The challenge is anything goes.  Chris designs great "Artsy" digital stamps!  So make sure you stop by and link up, as well as check out here designs :0).
I used a wooden skewer to make curly q's out of the white wire from the roses and black wire from the crystal flower.
I fussy cut my pieces today, but I have inkscape all set up to send to sign cut so next time my Black Cat Cougar can cut it out.
Here is the inside which reads " Wish you were here!"
Another gorgeous Gecko Galz image!  I used my favorite May arts Leaves with a clear crystal flower from Pro 31 Designs.  I also used "Smootch" in tuxedo from the ABC Toys & Crafts.  It is an ink that comes in a bottle that looks like nail polish, but has a pointy tip so you can draw with it.  I outlined my images with it and did some free hand squiggle on the edges of the card and envelope.  You can see it quite well on the inside cover of the envelope.  Again, I will be sharing with The Stamp Man challenge of using my favorite technique...taking the digi's and putting them to paper..and using my own stamps I have made :0).  There are still 6 more days to share your creativity go link up!
I also stamped the inside of the flap with one of my favorite  stamps that I drew and carved myself out of speedy carve by speedball.  I used Ranger's Distress ink in "Black soot" for my edges and stamping.  I will be sharing this project with Simon Says Stamp and Show.My local Michaels carries it in the fine art department with the oil paints and water pads etc.
Here is a close up of the inside image.

Beautiful!!  I added and "XOXO"  I figure the next time my DH has to go away for something, or if I have to go away for something, I will make sure he gets it :0)
Close up of the Gecko Galz Digi Paper &
Crystal flower from Pro 31 Designs.
One last look at the front.
I hope the rest of your week is Fabulous!
Thank you so much for the visit!!


  1. How clever to carve your own stamps - great job! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. Not used to seeing black and white from you, this looks wonderful! Love the images you used!

  3. Really beautiful Heather.


  4. Lovely...everything. Love the black and white. And I so love the one with that gorgeous car!

  5. Another gorgeous creation Heather. These gals are classy and beautiful. Love that envelope.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    hugs,Patti SCH/DT

  6. Very pretty heather. Love the pattern

  7. WOW,,,,over the top for sure!

    thanks for joining us at SCH this week!

    Holly SCH DT

  8. so romantic and "dreamy"

  9. ohhhh just loving this one Heather, love the cyrstal flower you added and the image is sweet
    hugs x

  10. Gorgeous work of art!

  11. Wowww this is so gorgeous and elegant Heather!!!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    ♥ Hugs, Inger

  12. All I can say is Wow Heather.
    Gorgeous card. That inside image of the woman is beautiful.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  13. Wow, what a fabulous piece! I like the stamps you made yourself, that is very clever! Your DH will be thrilled to receive it, I'm sure.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Art with No Boundaries! Hope we will see more of your creations!

  14. Oh wow Heather this is the most stunning creation - just beautiful & so many gorgeous embellishments - love the images - amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!!

  15. Gorgeous creation you made, looks amazing! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  16. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Very pretty. I love the black and white scheme. If you send this to camp with Pete it will really make my little notes to the boys on scrap paper in their packs look plain and simple. LOL I'm sure they don't read them anyway. Happy to hear you're getting lot's done. Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day! Hugs and luv from your BFF.

  17. WOW!! Heather . These are Fantastic. Saw these beauties on MIM..Loz

  18. Gorgeous Heather - a true original! Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

  19. Wow Heather, it's amazing! I LOVE the black and white and your flowers and pearls,,,gorgeous! Big hug!!!

  20. Hello. I saw this Beautiful card and envelope on MIM..Faye

  21. Gorgeous! I love all the pretty details and your classy color palette.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #97)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  22. This is so elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
    Rene ;D

  23. Wow!!!!!!!! Fabulous card and envelope Love the black/white and all the textures you used. Found you on MIM!

  24. Hi Heather, Wow this is a stunning piece and all the elements you have put together make such a dramatic statement. I never realized a black an white project could look so rich. I'm also impressed that you created your own template, this is what I call a true work of Art. Thank you for sharing this with all of us in our Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Now that you have found us I hope you will come play with us again. Thank you also for the lovely comments about my work, you are just so sweet and your comment made my day much more wonderful.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  25. Love this vintage creation!

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm numbers 65, 124 and 185 this week!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  26. This is really gorgeous work! I came over from MIM...


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather