It's been a little hectic here at the moment and was hoping for some extra "down time" as am on holiday but no rest for for the mildly wicked .... can't claim to be truly wicked as just do not have the time to fully mischievous (lol).
The theme this fortnight over at We Do Doobadoo is "Celebrations" and as we have a wedding to go to, it gave me the impetuous to make the wedding card, although have to admit, it is a non-traditional wedding card.
Using the small circles mask/stencil, I embossed all my layers and whilst the stencil was still in place, used a Versamark pad and inked the raised detail. I then applied clear embossing powder and embossed. All the papers edges have been distressed and highlighted using soft gold metallic pan pastel.
Using the honeycomb soft board, I created a base layer which to add my flowers to which are taken from the brides colour scheme. I have added some laser art swirls in amongst the flowers which I have attached some smaller red hearts to (not easy to see if photograph ... sorry). Again you can't really see them as I have hidden them behind the sentiment but I have used the laser art corner flourishes to create a decorative border along the paper strip. Such a great way to create a delicate border.
Using the figure stamps (which were a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine eons ago), I stamped them out using a Versamark and embossed with clear powder. I them cut them out and recovered them with Versamark and embossed again with clear powder. Once cooled, I lightly dusted the figures with soft gold metallic pan pastel and buffed them. Again using Versamark and clear embossing powder, I added a further layer and before fully "set", I added the little red hearts (which have now been set in to the embossing powder layers).
The sentiment is one of my favourites and have to be honest and say, normally use it for the inside of my cards (card insert) as I think it can mean anything to anyone for any occasion. However this time, I decided it needed "centre stage" and I think it goes well with the "non-traditional" wedding vibe I am trying to achieve.
I should mention that the hearts have been punched from the envelope our wedding invitation came in (as it was just too gorgeous to throw away), so I suppose I have incorporated something of their wedding in to their card .... ! I did make a matching box to put the card in but rather sillily forgot to photograph it .... oh well at least I remembered to photograph the card ....
Off to get my glad rags on now and hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
x x x
products I have used:
I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Fussy and fancy - words
Artbymiran Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes
As you like it - sentiment and why
My heart pieces - wedding
7 kids college fund - anything goes
Simon says - embossing