Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White Wedding

Can't help but think of that song by Billy Idol when I hear the words "White Wedding".  ;-)  What got me started on that:  the challenge at Papercraft Star (one of my FAVE challenges) this week is 'White on White Wedding'.


I paired it with a sketch from Card Positioning Systems:


....and, I was inspired by my friend Jinny's card that uses the white-on-white faux dry embossing technique, too.


The faux embossing.  Different-sized circle punches, embossed in a folder....


My favorite part:  a punched heart, covered in shimmer-painted hydrangea blossoms --


I had saved a bunch of painted blossoms, leftover from THIS project in May, and so this part was easy.  :D  I tucked some polyester leaves behind the heart, and then it didn't look quite right, so I added a Little Leaves Sizzlit die cut, cut into three parts.  This cluster became a little fussier than I planned, but it'll do.

Look what happened when I stamped the back of the card:


Grrrrrr!  Dropped the darned stamp.  So, I fixed it like this:


I just happened to have that piece, same size and punch and everything, just lying on the crafting area.  It was put to work immediately!  It's not ideal, and I SO wish that boo-boo hadn't happened.

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Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Blessings - Verve
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white felt ric rac; white crochet trim - Simplicity
Other: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" circles, Full Heart punches - SU; hydrangea punch - Martha Stewart; Victoria embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Big Shot; pearls - Queen & Co.; white poly leaves - AC Moore; Little Leaves Sizzlit - SU; Scroll Pattern punch - EK Success

29 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wowzers! Gorgeous card, love the faux embossing, the shimmery hydrangeas and the quick fix on the back. Hate when that happens. =)

Lisa said...

BEEE-utiful Colleen! LOVE the sweet little cluster of goodies tucked behind your floral heart. And your cover up on the back of the card worked out pretty well!!

Susie said...

Wow. Beautiful card! I love white on white. Oh my, I can relate to your "dropped the stamp" story. And doesn't it always happen when your card is almost finished??? Grrr.
Great save, though!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to show white on white - gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

One of the first cards of yours that I saw was a white on white wedding card, I think. I ran across the print out not long ago! This is just as pretty! Great save on the back. The die cutting keeps with the elegant look and probably makes the back as heavy as the front.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this white-on-white card is absolutely beautiful, Colleen! I love a good white-on-white card, and this is it. Great save on the back! That's what I would have done, too. Except mine would have been a plain, unpunched panel ;). You went the fancy (and much better-looking!) route!!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Love how you used all white -very sophisticated!

Nan G said...

Fabulous card! Love the faux dry embossing! I'll try this myself. Love your work!

Linda Callahan said...

So beautiful! And I love the creative "band-aid" !

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Stunning as usual.

lynn said...

this is so gorgeous, colleen! great job saving the card back, too!

Stephenie said...

Love the faux embossing trick!! I know it was frustrating about the boo-boo on the back...we have all been there, but a beautiful save! I always love your designs and I do CASE them, thanks for always being ready to share your skill and knowledge!!

Carole said...

Eye catching gorgeous. Glad I'm not the only one who goofs up...don't you love a good save;)

My blue hydrangeas are almost in full bloom. I'm going to post pic on my blog.
Be well and thanks for your thoughtful comment.

Benzi said...

How delicious is white on white. I love it AND your card. So glad you could save the back and make it pretty at the same time.

Marisa said...

Oooh, you know I love white on white cards adn this one is a beauty :) Loving that heart flower and well done with the embossed panels. Lovely card :)

Michelle said...

I gasped when I scrolled down and saw the accident!!! I drop my inked stamps all the time...and not just on my project( the table and the wood floor bare the scares!!!) :)
I am in love with this elegant and graceful card! It is gorgeous, Colleen!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS! Love the flower heart!!! LOVE how you covered up your stamping mistake! CLEVER:)

Stella said...

Just one word; PRICELESS.......

xxx

Ellen said...

LOL! Glad to see I'm not the only one who covers up boo-boos! I love this card Colleen. It is just gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous & elegant wedding card, love the faux embossing, what a clever idea ! Thanks for visiting my blog as it brought me back to yours and taking a further look :) Will join as a follower, you are talented ! Shirleyx

Linda R said...

This is so beautiful and elegant.. And Love the way you fixed that boo boo.. Don't ya hate when that happens..

Hugs~

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely stunning, girl! LOVE your embellished layers of ribbon and embossed background! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star and an extra, HUGE thank you for the link! You're a doll!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my ULTRA elegant!!! LOVE it so much!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful! Love the heart shaped in flowers, and the little embossed circles, such a pretty card, and a great save on the back too, we've all done that!

Meadie said...

Your wedding card is so beautiful, I really love how you fixed your mistake too - very clever! Hugs x x

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwww, what a BEAUTIFUL card. All that white on white with the texture and dimension is PERFECTION!

Papercraft Star Judges said...

Well Ms Colleen - you always impress me, you know that ! I am crazy about this one, wow ! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star ! -Jan- (ooh just saw your name in Papercraft mag ... )

Elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful! Congrats!

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on taking TOP HONORS for this card over at Papercraft Star!! Way to go, my friend. :D :D :D

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