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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wedding bells...

My nephew is getting married today, so here is the card I have made for him and his new bride:
I decided to go with an all ivory card and lots of embossing. For my dry embossing, I used a Cuttlebug folder called "Textile Texture." I also tried something new (for me) to adhere this panel to the card, and that was to add a full-size piece of fun foam behind it to pop it up. It worked great and added a lot of stability to my embossed panel. Sometimes, the embossing can weaken a piece of cardstock, and using fun foam this way seems to remedy that.

I used some Tea Dye distress ink on the edges of all of my card's layers, including the Spellbinders oval that I cut for my sentiment. The embossing powder I used is called "Pirate Gold." I think it's a little darker than a bright gold would be, so it works well for sentiments.

I happened to have some ivory ribbon that had a wee bit of gold thread in it, so I used that across the center of my card.

I also had some tiny, ivory-colored gathered ribbon trim that worked perfectly at the top and bottom of my front layer to finish it off. I used some strong, narrow tape to attach it to the back of my panel.

For the inside of my card, I simply layered a couple pieces of my ivory cardstock. On the top layer I had printed the sentiment I wanted to use. To get the color of my font just right, I looked up the RGB numbers for metallic gold. Then I simply darkened it (all this was done within Word) until I had the right shade.

As a final touch, I heat-embossed the same little leaf that was also on the front of the card.

As you read this, I may be witnessing the vows of my handsome nephew and his lovely bride. I love weddings! They're such happy occasions. Besides that, they're often filled with lots of great crafty ideas. (he he) I'll be looking for those, too.

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


designbydonna said...

Very elegant, pretty card. The sponging around each layer makes them stand out. I love the lacy look of the background impressing.

Glittered Paws said...

How elegant - love the tea distressing and the tiny lacey ribbon on the edges.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hoping your weather is perfect. And you have made a beautiful card. Enjoy

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Cheryl - and lovely sentiment too! Hope you had a fun day :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful wedding card.

Taunya Butler said...

Elegant, classy, Gorgeous, Breath-takingly lovely - just a few words that describe this wonderful and perfect wedding card - LOVE the inside sentiment and the truth of the statement!! I just might CASE that - hope that is ok!! Have a super wonderful weekend and know that I am thinking of you!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! Congrats to your nephew! The embossed detail looks amazing!

Sue said...

Imagine their delight when they open this beautifully stunning card. Love the cream, and all the details make your card just perfect, Cheryl. It is so much fun to make a card for a specific purpose and knowing who it is going to. Congrats to the newlyweds.


Darnell said...

This rich and elegant card will be kept in their treasure box forever, Cheryl! It is really magnificent! The touch of gathered ribbon at the top and bottom took it over the top!! And I love the inside and sediment, too!

I hope it was a lovely wedding, with maybe just one teeny-tiny (but memorable) thing going wrong to make everyone laugh and have conversation about! Those are the best! My favorite one was our dear friends back in 1973. As the best man handed the groom the ring, the groom dropped it and we all watched it in dead silence as it rolled right down the center of the aisle, straight as an arrow. When it stopped, we all burst out laughing. It was great! It wasn't a bad omen as they are still happily married! Hugs, Darnell