Yay! It’s Wednesday!! We are hitting the halfway mark in the week. I received my first box of Holiday Catalog items and I was like a kid the a candy store. Lol! BUT, never fear I will be receiving another box later this week. Woohoo! I am thinking to video my opening of “the box” so you can see some of the AMAZING items in the new Holiday Catalog that goes “live” on September 1st. Eek!
Today’s design is what I’m calling the Make Beautiful Music Wedding Card. Lol! I was commissioned by my boss to create a wedding card for a co-worker getting married later this month. I covertly (hopefully) over the last few weeks have asked what her color(s) was, where she was having the ceremony / reception and if it casual or more formal. Well……here are the answers I got……1) no specific color, the bridesmaid is wearing a brown dress; 2) the ceremony and reception are being held in a barn; and 3) no specific style, just keeping it “low key”. Okay, I said so it seems your going for shabby chic? She laughed and said I guess I am. So, here is my version of shabby chic without any specific color(s). If you know me you know that I’m not much of a shabby chic person. BUT, I am very happy with how this turned out.
CARD BASE: I started with a Shimmery White base (a hint of shimmer, Lol). Next I layered Brushed Gold (vintage) and then another piece of Shimmery White that I heat embossed in Gold with the Music Notes Wheel (vintage) and tore the edges for a vintage-y look. [I just couldn’t bring myself to sponge the edges. If you would like a more vintage look sponging the edges would be perfect.] Then I popped the embossed layer with a generous amount of Stampin’ Dimensionals to start the height. Lol!!!
FOCAL POINT: Well I think the card as a whole is the focal point, but lets go with the bow. Okay, here we go. [giggle] I glued a scant 1/2″ strip Very Vanilla to the card face and then wrapped and secured to the back a length of 1/2″ Vanilla Seam Binding. Then I tied a bow with another length of the Vanilla Seam Binding and wrapped the legs of a Vintage Brad around the knot and pressed to make it was as flat as possible. There are 4 different Vintage Brad styles to choose from, I felt the white washed distressed gold looked perfect. I placed the bow & brad with several glue dots to make sure it stayed put. With the subtle shimmery white and gold embossing the brad felt like it was missing something. [sheepish grin] Then I had my A-HA moment and placed a gold sequin topped with a medium Rhinestone in the center and Voila! Let the “happy chair dance” commence.
SENTIMENT: Since the background is a bit “busy” I wanted to keep the sentiment simple and easy to read. So I chose this simple but elegant sentiment from the Occasional Quotes stamp set (vintage). I stamped it using VersaMark onto Shimmery White and heat embossed in Gold and punched out with the Extra Large Oval punch. Next I layered this onto a Brushed Gold (vintage) piece that was die cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits Die Set (vintage). I did cut away the top and bottom so only the ends peeked out from behind. I popped this with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Since I was going for a vintage look I was okay using vintage stamps, paper and Framelits set. Hey, I also got to use items from my “stash”, right?. Lol! Thank you for stopping by today I hope you have a great Wednesday and until next time…….stamp, ink and paper helps to relieve a lot of stress.
- STAMPS: Occasional Quotes, Wheel – Music Notes
- PAPER: Shimmery White, Brushed Gold (vintage)
- INK: VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Punch-Extra Large Oval; Framelits-Apothecary Accents; 1/2″ Seam Binding–Very Vanilla; Vintage Brads, Rhinestones; Embossing Powder–Gold
Sparkly Embossed Hugs, Carol