Gray cardstock for envelope: cut 10 1/2 square scored with ruler at 4",8", rotate 90 degrees score 1/2", rotate 180 degrees score at 1/2"
Cream cardstock for card base: cut 8 1/2 x 7", folded and burnished with ruler in half
White cardstock: cut 3 1/4' x 8 1/4" for matting layer and a piece for stamping
Distress oxide inks in cracked pistachio and faded jeans
Memento Dew Drop ink in elderberry
1. After scoring your measurements and burnishing the score lines with the ruler, trim off the smallest rectangle on these two ends as shown, this will make the flap for your envelope. Glue on the 1/2 tabs to form the envelope.
2. Next, take the white cardstock layer and slide into embossing folder, it will not cover the entire peace but this will work to your advantage. Run through machine to emboss.
4. Now something was needed to give images dimension. Since foam tape was "off limits", I made an alternative. Cut several pieces of scrap cardstock into rectangles as shown, and adhere them one on top of each other to make a stack, perfect for height.
5. Take the sentiment of choice and stamp unto the Kraft cardstock with the Memento ink in elderberry. This will give a pop of color and still allow for the rules of the "off limit challenge".
6. Stamp images shown with Versa Mark ink, sprinkle with the embossing powder and use a heating tool to set the powder. Repeat for the other deer and the antlers which will be used to decorate the envelope.
5. After cutting out the deer and framing the sentiment, add the "dimensional" rectangles with glue to the back of the images. Then adhere these images to the card.
6. Finish card by adding a few doodlebug designs jewels.