Monday, October 2, 2017
Elegant Wedding Card
Over the years there have been a number of college students to whom I have sent care packages and cards of encouragement. Some have been family, some the children of friends. I have had the privilege to watch one of "my students" to grow from a high schooler singing in a praise band, to a college student, to high school teacher, and now a Navy wife. I have always felt that gold, ivory, and black is an elegant combination suitable for a wedding.
The center panel is Hero Arts' Leafy Vines stamp embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder and embellished with Black Nuvo Drops. The sentiment was stamped with Black Versafine ink, an intensely black pigment ink, and embossed with Stampendous Clear Detail embossing powder. This let me avoid the perils of stray flecks of black embossing powder. To gild the edges I lightly pressed the edges perpendicularly into Versamark and then into gold embossing powder and heat set. I popped it up with thin foam tape. The ribbon is Shimmer Ribbon from Close to my Heart.
Now to photograph my cards I like to bounce the flash straight up to flood the subject with diffused, even light to show details. Here is a shot with the flash bounced at an angle to show the shine. Put on your sunglasses!
Here is the inside. The sentiment and bells are also embossed.
Did I mention that the Monday Simon Says Challenge theme is "Heavy Metal?" I am entering this card into that challenge and well as the Addicted to Stamps and More "Anything Goes" challenge. Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi