Friday, July 4, 2008

To The Happy Couple

My darling SIL has placed an order with me and in that order was a request for a couple of wedding cards. I LOVE doing wedding cards. I find them fun and romantic. I rifled through my GIGANTIC stack of DP (to those of you who follow along...yes...I did manage to fill the awesome paper cart that went along with my room reno for my bday...and I filled it VERY fast - 1750 sheets of 12x12...and I'm quite positive that I've managed to STUFF more than that in the cart) but I digress!!!

I rifled through and found this BEAUTIFUL chocolate and vanilla swirly baroque looking paper and I knew that was what I wanted to work with. I used the long note size (9 1/4 x 4) because wedding cards are often kept so I really wanted it to have some presence. I chose Ruby Red to pair along with the 2 neutrals. I heat embossed the giant flower from the SU! set Fabulous Flowers using my Brilliance Ink pads in Pearlescent Poppy and Pearlescent Beige. I used a brad in the center of each flower to anchor them visually but wanted some kind of sentiment on the outside. I have heat embossed Congratulations in the Poppy on the inside but I still wanted something extra outside. I've been dying to use my new PTI Sweet Love set so I busted that out and mounted 5 of the tiny phrases on an acrylic block, inked it up with the Poppy ink and stamped them on SU! Very Vanilla cardstock. I grabbed a bookplate from my stash of goodies then decided to run SU! 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon behind it and mounted it all together using Making Memory tiny silver brads. I tied the ribbon in a knot (a bow was too fussy). I adhered the flowers to the card using foam adhesive. I'm thrilled with how this came out!

Card Specs: Cardstock: SU! Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Kaiser Scrapbook - Elegance line - Victoria Stamps: PTI - Sweet Love, SU! Warmest Regards Ink: Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Poppy and Pearlescent Beige Embellishments: Basic Grey Brads, Making Memory Brads, SU! 5/8" grosgrain ribbon - chocolate, bookplate - JoAnn's house brand, foam adhesive

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