Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congratulations Wedding Card

Hello, Friends!

First, let me apologize because this is not the best picture ever to grace my blog.  It may be comparable to some of the very first pictures I ever put on here, but I'd like to think I've come a long way since then!  Unfortunately, I could not get a good picture with the embossing powder if I just took it straight on.  Finally, I held the card with one hand and tilted it while I took the picture with the other hand.  This was the best I could do.  However, it was a really pretty card, so I wanted to share it with you. 

I made it last October for one of my relatives who had gotten married.  My Mom needed a card to send but was sick, so I said I'd make one so she didn't have to go out and get one.  It IS what I do, after all.  :)   I loosely based it off of a card I made that has been the most popular card on my blog, ever.  It ends up as one of the three most popular posts frequently, even though I made it back in 2011.

Here is that card and you can see the details for it here

You can see the cards are similar in that each of them are primarily white.  For the wedding card, I added embossing powder for my flower centers and for the word, "congratulations."  I learned about the color, Liquid Platinum, from watching a video on another person's blog and I love it!  I truly wish it would have shown up in the picture as well as it looked in person.  It made the word "congratulations" look very classy on this wedding card.  To break up the majority of white on both cards, I used an embossing folder to add texture and a second layer.  For the wedding card, I made two smaller flowers and put them at the top of the card instead of one larger one at the bottom.  To get the flower centers, I stamped my Versamark Ink Pad directly onto the white card stock and embossed it with embossing powder.  Then, I cut the flower centers out of that embossed card stock.  This was much easier than cutting out the centers and then putting the Versamark ink on them, the embossing powder and then trying to hold and melt the powder, which I tried first!  Instead of two lines of dry embossed card stock like on the first card, I put my sentiment.  While the cards are different and I knew I wanted to make them different, I used what worked on the first card to help me plan the second. 

If you're struggling to find a card design that works or you just want some fast ideas, go back and look at other cards you've made or older cards on a blog you like.  It may give you a base for a brand new card without having to completely start from scratch! 

This is another post I wrote before surgery.  Hopefully, I'm still recovering and will be back to stamping soon!  Until then, you'll have to make some cards in my place!

Happy Stamping! 

I used the following products to make this card:

Curly Cute Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
Versamark Ink by Tsukineko
Solar White 110 lb Card Stock by Neenah
Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder by Ranger
Gerbera Daisy and Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX by My Favorite Things
Wire Fence Embossing Folder by Darice

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