Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wedding time

A friend asked me to make a wedding card for her to give to someone who is about to get married. It's always tricky to make a card for someone else to give since we all have different styles and ideas. She said she wanted it all black and white, so here it is!

I started with a pre-made white card base that had the embossed hearts on it. I knew I wanted to use this Gina K. Designs stamp of a wedding couple and I wanted to try my hand at stamping and embossing on vellum after seeing these cards my friend Sandy did.

I stamped the couple using Adirondack Snow Cap pigment ink on vellum and heat set it. I flipped the vellum over and placed it on a mouse pad and used my embossing tool to go over the stamped image from the back side of the paper. It makes the white really pop, especially when it's mounted on dark card stock. I cut the vellum using a Nestabilities oval die and then cut the black card stock and silver paper mats using the Labels Four Nestabilites.

The border on the black card stock strip on the right side of the card was cut using the Victorian Borderability die and layered on the white card base. A strip of silver and black striped card stock was added in the middle section and the matted image was placed on top.

I have had the Stampin' UP! Pretties kit for some time, but haven't made much use of it, and love the stick pins I've seen used on other people's cards, like this one, this one and this one from Sharon Johnson and this one from Becca Feeken, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I started with the taffeta bow, then adhered the flowers on top of the bow and then assembled a few beads on the stick pin, pushed the pin through the knot in the bow and then added the remaining beads and the end cap.

After the card was all assembled, the black panel looked a bit bare, so I added some pearls in the top and bottom right corners and called it done.

I hope you're having a good week - mine has been busy and I've been making things I can't post here just yet, so sorry for the lack of activity! Thanks for looking!


Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, this is beautiful, you did a wonderful job dry embossing the vellum. Perfectly embellished and just a spectacular job. I am truly impressed.

Jenny Gropp said...

This is a wonderful card-- I love the black and white of course, but I love that you used so many different shapes/edges -- and the ovals framed with the Nestie -- perfect. I have the pretties kit too -- but can't seem to part with my stick pins and gems in them.

Karen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Love Karen (UK) xxx