Friday, October 29, 2010

For The Newlyweds

Hello!  My family will travel to Charleston, South Carolina soon for my brother-in-law's wedding.  We are excited to see the city.  Well, I am, anyway!  My kids are happy just to have several days off from school.  ;)  The happy couple have many events planned for us all and the reception itself is in the Aquarium.  Can't wait!

This is the card I made for them:

And here's the how-to:
  • Make a card base.
  • Make a slightly smaller layer to fit on base (my layer is 5" x 3 3/4").
  • Arrange four equal-size rectangles of embossed cardstock pieces on layer with tape runner (I used Perfect Polka Dots [SU] and Textile [Cuttlebug] embossing folders).
  • Use Big Shot and Lattice Bigz Die to make one die-cut.
  • Use Big Shot and Sizzlits Lots of Tags to create tag.
  • Stamp sentiment on tag.
  • Make 2 opposing slots in tag using Horizontal Slot punch (SU) and place dimensionals on back.
  • Run a piece of satin ribbon through the tag, then through the Lattice die cut. 
  • Secure ribbon on back of cardstock layer with Sticky Strip or glue or Scotch tape; anything with a stronger adhesive.
  • Adhere layer with dimensionals to card base.
  • Finish with pearls.
That looks like a lot of steps and a lot of work, but TRUST me -- it wasn't at all difficult.  Just ask me if you have any questions about it.

I'm entering Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 89 - to focus on the sentiment.

Gotta run.  My 9 YO is having her Halloween Parade at school today.  During her lunch hour, I need to feed and costume her.   It's a whirlwind of an hour!

Thanks for joining me today.  I really appreciate it!

Happy Stamping,

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, PTI white (for base)
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Horizontal Slot (SU)
Other:  Big Shot, dimensionals, white satin ribbon, embossing folders:  Perfect Polka Dots (SU) and Textile (Cuttlebug), Sizzlits Lots of Tags (SU), Lattice Bigz Die (SU)

PS - Ever notice I use a lot of Stampin' Up! stuff?  For about two years, I was an SU demonstrator.  I never actually demonstrated, but hung in for the discount.  I am no longer a demo, but I still love their stuff!


Marisa said...

LOVE white on white cards and this one is gorgeous, Colleen! Lovely use of the lattice die and the two EF. What a FUN place to have the reception too! Enjoy!

Emily Keaton said...

This is one super-fantastic card, Colleen!! I love a great white-on-white card. Perfect for weddings. You may *say* this card was easy, but I think it looks SO complicated. You did a lovely job designing it--so many great details and pearls. Your photo looks super--looks like you got the fuzzy border down pat. Hurrah!!!

Clare said...

wow! gorgeous wedding card, love the white, very elegant!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, they are going to love this. Have a safe trip!

Bonnie said...

What an elegant wedding card! Guess what I'm going to be printing out for future reference? Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Hope you have a great trip to Charleston. It's one of my favorite places.

Benzi said...

Colleen, this is fabulous! I love white on white cards and this one is spectacular! Hope you have a wonderful time in South Carolina!!

Bianca said...

very beautiful blog. your work is so much inspiration to me..


Carol Hurlock said...

Coleen WOW this is so elegant. I just love that nice big die cut in the center. What a beautiful piece.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

~Tammy~ said...

This is beyond ooozing with elegance! Wow girl! Love it! You will just love Charleston! It's one of my favorite places!

Bianca said...

I really know what you mean.. but you're very welcome!

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