Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Wedding card

Recently someone commissioned a wedding card, for a young, modern couple so I didn't want to make something too fussy or traditional. I tuned my vibe to hip and happenin' and tried to channel studiono8. I don't know how successful I was at it, but I do like how this card turned out. I did try to use some Valet ribbon, but it just took away from the simplicity. I'll try again on another card.

I used a go-to stamp, the Stampendous agapanthus cluster, and the Mr & Mrs sentiment from All Holidays. When I was mentally making this card, I was sure I had the bigger Mr & Mrs stamp, but it turns out that's from another set and I only felt like I had it from over-exposure to the catalogue. (I believe this could be another symptom of Stamper's Syndrome, first documented by the inimitable Jan TInk.) Anyway, the little one was nice in the oval frame from the silver hardware box. I stamped the agapanthus in Baja Breeze twice without reinking, and then again in chocolate chip craft, which I embossed. I tried a version that I embossed in espresso, but I liked this one better with the darker brown. A little swatch of the gorgeous stripe from Parisian Breeze, and this card was done. It doesn't show, but inside I stamped (to perfection with my stamp-a-majig, why don't I use that thing more?!? because the imaging sheet is always lost on my desk, but not now that I vowed to put it away *every* time. And I'm doing much better at putting it in the same spot so I can find it again *every* time too!) "congratulations: welcome to the wedded bliss club". (Now if only I had a stamp that said "congratulations: you made it to the end of another grammatically tortured blog post!)
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Stamps: Agapanthus - Stampendous, sentiment - Stampin' Up; Ink: chocolate chip, Baja breeze, rich chocolate memento; Paper: whisper white, Parisian breeze, Baja breeze, chocolate chip; Other: clear embossing powder, silver hardware, small oval punch.

1 comment:

  1. this is very pretty, I am sure they loved it, I love the colour combination they are my favourite colours very worthy of a hip and happenin' award, infact I am going to design one and give to you to add to your site lol, cheers J