There is something about small shaped cards and envelopes that is absolutely adorable. Add gold vellum envelopes and gold pigment ink and I’m in heaven!
When CutCardStock announced we’d be doing a DIY Wedding Blog Hop, I knew I needed to get some gold vellum. So I purchased some Curious Translucent Iridescent Gold paper and I can’t stop using it!
I didn’t have time to make envelopes for the wedding hop, so I definitely wanted to feature those here. But first, we’ve got to make the mini cards!
Daisy Shaped Mini Cards
These cute little flower shaped mini cards were inspired by Kelly Griglione’s post for the Altenew Instagram Hop. She made mini cards out of the Altenew Peony Bouquet set and I thought they were fabulous! Check out her post here.
When choosing your stamp and die set, consider the size of the bloom and whether the card would be able to stand up on its own. I chose Altenew Spring Daisy for those reasons plus I wanted a fairly solid layer with some white detail because I wanted to create a gold bloom on white paper.
Stamp your bloom very close to the top edge of a folded note card. After the ink is dry, align the die so that the top of the die extends past the fold and run it through your die cutting machine. That will leave the front and back attached in one small area.
Gold Vellum Envelopes
Measure the finished flower-shaped card and refer to the guide on the inside of the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board.
If your card dimensions aren’t listed, consider using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Generator App for iPhone. Simply enter the card dimensions and the generator will display the cardstock and score dimensions.
In my case, the cards are roughly 2 3/4-inches square, so I cut the vellum to 5 1/8-inches square and scored and punched at 2 5/8-inches.
Fold your envelope and then it’s time for my new favorite vellum adhesive! Run a Large Nuvo Glue Pen across the envelope flap and press it down to adhere.
When I adhered the vellum to cardstock there was no trace of adhesive at all! You can see a slight trace of adhesive when adhering vellum to vellum, but it’s barely noticeable. Can you see it below?
And that’s a wrap, guys! I hope you feel inspired to get creative! As always supplies are listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time Breathe · Ink · Inspire!