So fun ... so easy and so beautiful ... if I say so myself.
After making the first batch of envelopes with brown bags and linen, I decided to try a more elevated look using the same technique.
I started by pulling out a group of patterned paper that I liked along with some linen, old ledger paper, rubber stamps and white card stock.
First I made the envelopes and then free motion stitched small collages on the front, before folding and gluing the back together.
Then I made the matching cards, again with small stitched collages and a little stamped sentiment or word.
I have to admit I'm addicted and could just make these all day ... but ... I had to stop after making these three sets.
I love how the light shines through the card where the stitch marks are ... so pretty!
This envelope is my favorite by far. The free motion stitching can look so organic and, well, free!
Oh, and as you can see, after I stitched the envelopes and cards, I added a little highlight with a white pen. This really helps to pop the stitched shapes.
More card and envelope making is in my future ... I have a bunch of invitations to make for my mothers birthday party ...
Betty will be turning 80 on the 4th of July!