This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Sewing. OMGosh Joan thank you for this challenge. My sewing machine has not been opened since the fall when I had new flooring put down. I stitched the blue ribbon across the bottom of my card which was also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 98 - Inspirational Apron. I loved the ruffles on that apron but to keep it in the CAS mode I added only 1. My color combo is from Saturday's SPEED THE CAT CHALLENGE # 34 - Colors Mustard, Blue and Green. I stamped my focal image which is from a set called NATURES POSTAGE in Momento Tuxedo then colored with copics: B12, B32, B34, G12, G20, G32, YR20, YR21, YR23 & YR24 then added some stickles. I have a paper trimmer named "postage" and tried to trim around this image with it. They are not exactly alike but close. I matted my image on more mustard cs after cutting and embossing with Nesties Label 17. I stamped a sentiment in more mustard on my dp panel and on the inside as well, sponged around the envelope with More mustard and stamped a butterfly from another set called "BRICK WALL" in certainly celery. All stamp sets used can be found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
Hope you like it. I am so proud that I completed the outside, inside and envelope on front and back . Here is a view of the backside of the envelope. Whoo Hoo.
Stamps: Natures Postage, Brick Wall - MFP
Paper: white, basic gray dp, more mustard
Ink: Momento Tuxedo, more mustard, certainly celery
Accessories: ribbon, sewing machine, copics, Nesties Label 17
Techniques: Sponging, copic coloring, Machine Stitching