Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding Bells

Here is a card I created for our nephew & his bride for their wedding this past Saturday. The stamp is part of a really old Stampin' Up set called Lifetime of Happiness, but despite it's age, I still love it. The image seems classical to me~ not outdated. What do you think? This set was the only wedding stamps I had for the longest time (besides hearts). Here's what is somewhat comical to me~ about six months ago, I purchased another wedding/love acrylic set, but totally forgot I had it. I used one of my 40% off coupons at the local craft store as I knew I needed a refreshing, new wedding set. Geez!! {Big eye roll at self}! Have you ever done that~ bought something and totally forgot you had it? Or what about buying the same thing for the second time because you like it so much? Been there, done that with single stamps and rolls of ribbon.

Anyway about my card...For my background, I dry embossed the DP using my D'vine Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug, then I lightly sanded the raised swirls with a white sanding block. This prepped the paper for easy uptake of my Encore silver ink which I lightly tapped & swept the pad across the paper. For the most part, the silver was only picked up on the raised swirls. If I had wanted to be precise about the silver ink placement, I would have inked up the swirls directly on the embossing folder & then ran it through my Big Shot. Depending upon your design & style, this precision can be important especially if you're using a contrasting color but my direct to paper technique worked here and made the clean-up faster than washing the embossing folder.

My ticket corners were created with a 1/2 circle punch. I have an old style SU! punch (the black one with the finger lever). If you have this kind, turn the punch over & look into the hole punch. Mine has two nice perpendicular lines that divide the circle into quarters or four 90 degree angles. I line up my corner with these lines for the ticket corners. I haven't seen other brands of punches to know if they are the same. Ever since I learned this trick, I haven't felt the need to purchase a ticket corner punch. you're seeing the frugal me...not I will spend my stamping money on embellishments or paper. LOL! 

Enough gibber-gabber from me. Thanks for stopping! Hugs,
Stamps: Lifetime of Happiness (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray (SU), White (Neenah), DP-Cornflower (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Silver (Encore)
Accessories: D'vine embossing folder (ProvoCraft-Cuttlebug), 1/2 inch circle punch (SU) used for ticket corners-see above description, silver brads (Michaels)


Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL Marilyn wow I LOVE the silver embossing!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Marilyn! The embossing is awesome and I remember this sweet weeding image from SU! Hugs ~S~

PS: All of your latest cards are just divine!

Judy Rozema said...

I always loved that set! It was timeless as is your beautiful, classy card!