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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kraft wedding card...

When I make wedding cards, kraft cardstock is definitely not the first paper that comes to mind, but I thought I should give it a try to see what I could come up with.

I stamped my image (old stamp--a garage sale find) with Versamark and then heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.

Once embossed, I colored it with ProMarkers, being careful to stay within my white lines. I've found that alcohol markers can color the embossing if I'm not careful.

I think you can see in this photo that I used a couple of different markers on each part of the image, hoping it added a little shading and depth.

My paper lace that runs beneath my ribbon was made with the "border stitch lace" die by Marianne Designs. I love this little lace die as I think it looks like it could be tatted lace.

 For the inside of my card, I used a little rose stamp across the top and a sentiment stamp that isn't really a wedding stamp. I thought it contained wise advice for any marrying couple, though, so I used it. I'm not sure of the stamp's maker, but I'll try to add that info to this post later today.

Life has been getting in the way of crafting lately. My two little Concord grape vines in the back yard have decided to produce grapes in such abundance that I have to tend to them every day for a while, picking, cleaning, cooking, mashing, straining and canning jar after jar of grape jelly. I also plan to freeze some of the juice and try my hand at some homemade grape juice. Wonder what the juice would taste like were it to ferment a bit...  Hmmmm....  Concord grape wine, anyone?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Hannelie said...

I love the combination of kraft, white embossing and pops of color Cheryl! You did a fabulous job!

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, the kraft cardstock works very well for a wedding card. Your roses are beautiful. The paper lace and ribbon make it very dressy. I think I've heard of concord grape wine--wasn't it called Mogan David? I know it was really cheap. Don't remember how it tasted though. Wonder if you could mix it with some other fruit juice for a new taste.

Taunya Butler said...

I literally gasped with delight and awe when I saw this lovely, beautiful card!! I love the contrast of the kraft with those rich colors!! And the way you did the top border and the bow is SO VERY excellent!! So wonderful!! I sure hope you are doing well and that you know how much I appreciate your sweet visits to my blog!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love how you embossed then colored the image! Great job! Wow! Sounds like you have a green thumb! I love concord grapes! I grew up in Buffalo, NY so I am very familiar with concord grape wine and jelly :)

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful wedding card - love to work with Kraft cs it is so versatile.

Lynne in NI said...

Kraft isn't a colour I would have thought of either, but your flowers look fab against it!
Don't think I've ever tasted grape jelly, but I like the sound of your vino ... you'll be making bottle labels next for Chateau de Cheryl ;)