I used my Springtime Impressions Thinlits on the front and also as a decorative background within the pop-out element of my card. There is a lot of texture featured on this this card, as I decided to use an embossing folder on the inner layer.
The card has four layers (which includes the decorative front panel) in total so it's a tight fit in a conventional envelope, which is why I decided it would be a nice idea to present my card in an acetate box. These acetate boxes are ideal for C6 sized cards that feature a lot of texture or are ornately decorated, making them quite deep. I decided to make a little sleeve for the inside of the acetate box just to frame my pretty card. This measures 8 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, scored at 1/2, 1, 7 3/8 & 7/8 inches on the long side of the card stock.
I had fun with this. It wasn't a quick project. There was lots of die cutting for the different elements and layers, a bit of dry embossing and stamping. But I think all that makes it quite a special card and I hope that it cheers up my recipient. I like to think that handcrafted cards and gifts in which you invest a little time and love do just that.
Hope you like today's project. I would love you to pop back again. Thanks for looking. The recipe for everything I used (apart from the ribbon) is in the Product List below.