I decided to give it a go... I've created a card... Many of my friends are cancer survivors and periodically I like to send cards of encouragement.
I fell in love with Tim Holtz Wallpaper Stash ... so I used a paper from there as my background. It had soft colors that " spoke " to me. I wanted it to be unique; so I went with a folded stitched pocket with an insert . It's such a fun design.
I've seen this design in the past and just fell in love with it. I don't recall the exact measurements for the card I had seen but my card measures approximately 5x6 ; with a 41/4 x 5 3/4 insert.
I folded the card and stitched it with ivory thread ( creating the pocket), folded back approximately
1 1/2 inch ( the measurements were not exact). I inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
I used the Hope adage ticket inked the edges lightly with a combination of vintage photo and worn lipstick distress ink. I played around with the linen ribbon I loved the texture and the color... but it didn't quite work for me ... not "soft" enough for the rest of the card; so I used a taupe sheer ribbon !
I was pleased with the outcome ... simple but uniquely pretty !