April 12, 2023


Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is one I created for my group Facebook lives last month.  The NDC plate used for the background is so versatile... as indeed are all the Groovi plates.  Linda's It's a Wrap magnolias are in season and perfect for this faux envelope, or as the title of the post indicates, what I'm affectionately calling a Faux-velope...

Here's the initial idea I had, but which proved to be too complicated to replicate during a live.  Despite doing them for years, I still get nervous and the amount of moves necessary to create the full background pattern is seemingly unending...

Here's the video of how I created the simpler version...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity clear and rose parchments
Groovi Plates: Linda's It's a Wrap Hummingbird & Magnolia
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Polychromos, gold Posca pen and Pergamano brads

Challenges (all top pic)... 
Wk7 AG at Gem of a Craft Challenge
AG at Bizzy Becs
Wk14 AG at Digi Choosday

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then,


  1. You never cease to amaze me. The intricate work you do is several steps above.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  2. Stunning work as always Em hugs Sue x

  3. that is just gorgeous, it is much to pretty for an envelope it needed to be put on a card :) Love the colors you used and such pretty pattern and flowers!

  4. I love the faux-velope Em! Such a delicate pattern to go with the floral. Hugs, Vicky xx

  5. Wow, this is lovely! I had never seen this faux envelope idea before. You always inspire me with your beautiful cards. I'm always in awe of the intricate work that goes into making these cards. Beautifully done, my friend! xx

  6. Just love your envelope/card design, beautiful pergamano work. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Becs.
    Karen DT


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Em xxx