Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wedding Season

This is certainly a busy time of the year for weddings.  We're still enjoying the afterglow of our son's recent wedding but reality does set in.  A friend had asked if I would make a card for a family wedding she will be attending this month.  This is the card I came up with.  It is based on the Just Us Girls Challenge #87.  I really like the clean and simple sketch.

I chose Glossy White card stock for the base.  The large image from the Wedding Sweet stamp set was stamped on Glossy White card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Two circles of Brushed Silver card stock were punched out with the 1-3/8" Circle punch and run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Details Texturz Plate.  The sentiment from the Word Play stamp set was stamped on Glossy White card stock with VersaMark, heat embossed with silver embossing powder and punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle punch.  I first attached the silver circles to the lower left corner of the image layer and trimmed the overlap.  I then popped up the sentiment with dimensionals and trimmed the overlapping edges to get the square corner.  This image layer was matted with Brushed Silver card stock and adhered to the card front.  To bling up the card a little, rhinestones were added to the sentiment and the image.  I don't foresee any more wedding cards in the near (or distant) future, but they are really fun to make.  Weddings are such happy occasions and bring so much hope and joy to the couple and their families.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Wedding Sweet (#115466); Word Play (w-#120308/c-#120651)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Glossy White (#102599); Brushed Silver (#100712)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); 1-3/4" Circle Extra Large Punch (#119850); 1-3/8" Circle Large Punch (#119860); Heat Tool (#100005); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Perfect Details Texturz Plate (#115962)
Finish It Up:  Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109131); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I love the texture and the bling! WOW!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the silver and white together - so classic and beautiful! And your wedding cake you posted earlier is fab-u-lous!

Dale Morin said...

Really great wedding card. The glossy paper and silver embossing go great together.

Kathryn B said...

Such a classy looking wedding card using our sketch!

Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week!

Elise said...

This is ONE fabulously elegant piece of paper craft, Patti! The texture and use of composition have me tipping my champagne glass to YOU! {hee hee - its just water, but you know what I mean!} This is JUST gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with Just Us Girls!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love this card!! Beautiful!! Patti thank you for visiting my blog!! I really appreciate your comments. Have a great day!

GimmeMoreStamps said...

Just one word... ELEGANT!