Boutique Cards



Hello everyone, today I'm excited to share with you a card with its very own packaging. I learnt from my online class how to create a letterpress out of die-cut papers which inspired me to try and make an impression with my stencil. After trying out the different combinations with my embossing sandwich, I had a perfect impression result for the background. I checked after, and it did not damage my Ombre Stripes Stencil. Therefore, this will open up many new possibilities for my future cards. Using my stencils with this technique, I can choose from the embossed or debossed side. Jennifer also encouraged us to use some luxury paper to add a bit of pizzazz to our card. (It's so fun learning now I can add pizzazz to my vocabulary list)

First, I used my Ombre Stencil to make an impression on my card front, and then I made my specialty paper out of Glimmer Mist. I like to make my own custom colours. You can spray closer to your project or farther away to get a fine mist. I love watching how the mist forms random patterns; this gives it a unique shimmering look. I then cut the leaf out with the Leaf Clusters Die from Altenew. I added some splatters of the same Glimmer Mist colours on the front panel before adhering the die-cut leaf clusters. I added a white strip of vellum around the card front before mounting it on to the black card base. My sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love stamps. To finish the look, I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to colour on top of the sentiment. It sparkles and shines under the light.

For a worthy boutique card, I made my envelope box out of specialty paper or shall I say acetate sheet because it's a Hambly Screen Print. The box that I made can hold up to ten cards, great for packaging a gift to a friend. I used the "We Are Memory Keepers Punchboard", to make the card box. For an A2 card box I cut out a 9" by 9", put it in at 3 1/2" punch and score then moved it over to 4 1/2" punch and score again. I then rotated it and lined the existing scoreline with the little point that sticks out, punch and score again for the remaining three sides. The plastic of the screen print is quite thick; I had to use my handheld corner cutter instead of the reverse punch on the Punchboard. To go with my card box and hold the envelope flap in place, I created a belly band for it. I decorated it with Altenew Golden Edge and Golden Trim washi tape. The sentiment is from Fresh Freesia Stamps. My last step is to add a small leaf next to the sentiment; this completes it as a set with the card.

It was quite challenging to photograph the envelope because the light keeps on reflecting on the plastic. After many attempts, I thought of using my wooden card stand; it helped me get the angle just right. I do hope you can see the shine of the beautiful washi tape and die cut leaves through my photos. Thank you for stopping by!

I'd like to enter my card into these following challenges:


  1. This is very well done. Gorgeous project!
    Thank you for entering this to the AECP gallery.

  2. You used so many exciting techniques for your gorgeous card, and the acetate envelope is such a glamorous finishing touch! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  3. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.


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