I recently purchased some beautiful washi 12x12 sheets from HM Ben Franklin Crafts (the one shown is just one of many lovely prints) and planned to make some springtime cards. However, I realized that I needed a wedding shower card so I decided to combine the two cards. Here is the result. Since I didn't want to cover up the washi paper with layers of other papers, I embossed and die cut the vellum (with little gold and silver sprinkles) into a heart shape. It adds a simple and appropriate touch for a shower card. The 'Best Wishes' were cut from gold foil paper (DCWV) using the X-cut die. Next I die cut the flower from pink vellum using the Spellbinder set and used DCWV shimmer gold paper (from the 6x6 pad) for the center of the flower.
This close-up of the embossed vellum sakura flowers shows the delicate beauty of the Darice embossing folder.
The label for the envelope (cut from gold foil) was made using a die from the 'Floral Berry Accents' set as were the leaves and flowers.
To fancy-up the envelope even more, I lined the envelope with a piece of extra printed washi. It was easy to trace the envelope onto the paper and then hand trim a little to get it to fit the envelope before using double stick tape to hold it in place. This card would work equally well for an all occasion card, birthday, or even sympathy card with a change of sentiment. I know that you could make a card like this, so go check out the gorgeous craft supplies sold at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. You'll be glad you did! Happy Spring Shopping!