Great friends of ours youngest daughter got married this weekend. So off we went to southern Michigan and northern Ohio for the wedding and reception. Of course I had to make a card for Maggie and Justin. PaperTrey Ink sent their Design Tips Newsletter email last Friday and it was a card made by Melissa Phillips. I fell in love with the card and decided to try and CASE it. I didn't have the die cut she used, so I used one by Memory Box called Fresh Foliage. I also didn't have any cardboard, so I used the closest color of green I had to Kelly Green, her wedding color. I cut out the leaves from SU's Glorious Green cardstock and a piece of vellum, which I embossed with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing enamel, as I didn't have the green embossing enamel either. The card itself is cut to Melissa's famous size (Gladstone). I inked up Hero Arts Flower Symbol background stamp in SU's Glorious Green ink. I placed a piece of vellum over that and made a border out of PaperTrey Ink's Background Basics: Super Gingham also with SU's Glorious Green ink. I finished the card off with a double bow made out of seam binding and added two green paper flowers and one white paper flower and some green baker's twine. I don't know where the flowers or the baker's twine came from, sorry! The sentiment at the bottom is from Stampin' Up, but I couldn't find the stamp set it came from, either.
I was asked to make a wedding card for our church choir director. Her colors were turquoise, pink and a touch of gold. I used PTI's Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild set. I decided to water color the backgound on a acrylic block. After making the background, I noticed when I put the ink on the acrylic block, I did so, on the engraved side of the lined block, so you can see the squares on my background. I almost threw it away, thinking I messed up. But I let it dry and decided I really liked how it looked. I inked up SU's French Script in Delicata Godlen Glitz ink and wiped off the ink in some spots before I stamped it on the water colored background panel. I die cut out the coverplate with white cardstock, which I laid over the background. I used the heart die cut from PTI's Make It Market Kit: Shakers & Sprinkles, which I cut out a piece of water color paper that I water colored with Tempting Turquiose ink and another piece of watercolor paper, which was water colored in SU's Pretty in Pink ink. I inked up wishing you Love for a life time from PTI's Garden Gild stamp set in Delicata Golden Glitz ink. I finished the card off with some flowers and leaves die cut from PTI's Garden Gild dies from the scraps of the Tempting Turquoise water colored paper after cutting out the heart and a few gold dots from Hero Arts.
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