Case’d Rose Wedding Globe
Today I have two wedding cards done for Splitcoaststampers Challenges. The first one was case’d from this lovely card Wedding Snow Globe by Angela Maine. This card just does not photograph well, it is much prettier in real life. It has the same shimmer as the second card and is mounted on a Stampin’ Up! Shimmer White card base, I guess it doesn’t show up well because of all the white. For both cards, I stamped and embossed the PSX Gown stamp and then die cut with a Nestabilities Circle die. I sponged the image with Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery and then sprayed with glimmer mist I made using Stampin’ Up! White Frost Paint. When it was dry, I embossed the first card with Stampin’ Up! Manhattan Rose Embossing Folder and the second with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I lightly sponged over the rose embossing with Blushing Bride to add a little more definition. For the base of the snow globe, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Gold Cardstock with a Nestabilities die and embossed with a Stampin’ Up! embossing folder. I sponged a bit of Encore Gold Ink on the base and mounted the snow globe on a Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White card base. I used a Stampin’ Up! Embosslits to cut the butterflies and mounted them with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.
Fairy Tale Wedding Card
For the second card, I matted the sponged the image with Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery. I used a piece of Blushing Bride Print Pack paper for the background, matted it in Blushing Bride and mounted on a Certainly Celery card base. I tied a bow with a piece of off white ribbon and mounted it with glue dots. I did not put the sentiment on the front because the stamp I want to use is on order.
Calypso Coral Engagement Card
Happy 4th of July! I was able to sneak in the studio today to finish up a couple of cards, so I’m a happy girl! This card was made for today’s Sketch Challenge SC392 on Splitcoaststampers. This an interesting sketch, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I needed to make an engagement card and wanted to use this pretty flower from Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Florets. In order to make it work for the sketch, I created a mask for the flower and stamped it 5 times in Basic Black on Whisper White to create a bouquet shape that would fit in the Nestabilities Oval die and stamped another flower for the top. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Up! Markers. I started with the centers, coloring them in Yo Yo Yellow. I colored all the petals in Blush Blossom and then went back over the petals with Cameo Coral, leaving the edges Blush Blossom. I added Calypso Coral about half way up the petals, let it dry for a couple of minutes and then added some feathered lines to the base of the petals. I cut the image with the Nestabilities Oval die and while it was still in the die, I sponged a bit of Calypso Coral around the edges, then matted in Calypso Coral and Kraft. For the vertical layer, I used a piece of scrap designer paper and matted it in Pool Party. I used Kraft for the background and mounted it to a Calypso Coral card base. I cut the large Nestabilities scalloped circle in Calypso Coral and cut a circle of designer paper to layer on it but decided not to use it in the final design. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Phrases in Basic Black, punched with the Stampin’ Up! Word Window Punch, inked the edges with Calypso Coral and matted with a Calypso Coral Memory Box die cut. I mounted the sentiment on a scrap of seam binding and attached under the Kraft background. I punched 4 leaves in Kiwi Kiss with a Martha Stewart punch and glued them to the top of the card. I mounted the cut out flower on top with a Stampin’ Up! Dimensional.
I made today’s card for the Ways to Use it Challenge WT377~ Let’s Get Negative on Splitcoaststampers, to use the negative portion of a die on a card. I chose to use this pretty Chloe Die by Memory box on a black and pink card. I love the whimsical yet elegant feel of this die, and that it is not too intricate made it perfect for this challenge. I cut the die on a piece of Shimmery Pink Paper by DCWV and then cut it with the Nestabilites Oval Die, also cutting a mat in black and in pink. For the black panel, I used an EK Success border punch on the bottom edge and threaded with Stampin’ Up! Taffeta Ribbon. I stamped Stampin’ Up! Short & Sweet best wishes sentiment in black on white and punched with the Stampin’ Up! Word Window Punch. I punched the mat in Shimmery Pink with Stampin’ Up! Modern Label Punch. I use this punch combination quite a bit for my sentiments, not too fussy, just a pretty presentation. And I love that Stampin’ Up! has so many sentiments that fit perfectly in the Word Window Punch. My favorite set is Teeny Tiny Wishes, it has such a great variety, something for any occasion. To finish, I mounted the panel on a Shimmery Pink card base. Another CAS card finished for my 100in100 challenge!
Another relatively quick card today using the Honeycomb Shapes technique. We have a friend who just got engaged while vacationing in France and I wanted to make a card with a nod to their experience in France, but not over the top French themed. I decided to use Stampin’ Up French Script stamped in Crumb Cake on Pretty in Pink for the background. I mounted that on a Kraft card base. I stamped and embossed the PSX sentiment in gold and used Nestabilites Labels Four to cut the sentiment and mats. I punched 21 hearts out of pink patterned paper with the Stampin’ Up! Heart punch and used a chalk ink cat eye to ink the edges. I creased and glued them together and mounted on the card to add a little whimsy.