This is a wedding card I recently made for a musical couple (however, the design works wonderfully for a multitude of other occasions) so the vintage damask dp worked well as it has a subtle collage of sheet music worked into it. I was really pleased with the effect of all my elements working together. It's one of those surprising cards that came together quickly, smoothly and turned out better than I'd imagined!! LOVE it when that happens. It gave me a chance to use this beautiful bigz butterfly die which I embossed with it's coordinating folder, sponged with pumice stone and covered with clear wink of stellar for a lovely subtle shimmer. I had wrapped the gift in kraft postal paper that had been used by a store owner to package a picture I had just purchased, and as I looked at all the leftover scraps, I thought they would do perfectly to make a softly felted flower without all the work of breaking down and peeling apart cardstock! It worked beautifully-I cut out four with the smallest scallopped lacy circle spellbinder and scrunched, bunched and sponged the tips with pumice stone. Pierced a hole in the centre, applied pearl brad and fixed it onto the butterfly with a glue dot. Die cut sentiment with same kraft paper and sponged pumice stone on the tops for a bit of an ombre effect. I also sponged pumice stone on my sahara sand decoritive rectangle and it produced a sandy/grainy effect on the paper that I was delighted with!!:) I put my two cords together, wrapped them around four fingers, tied them and trimmed them to create the wreath behind the butterfly. My kind of monochromatic!:)
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 GMT Views: 1196
Paper: Vintage cream, sahara sand, paper studio-gold vintage damask, kraft postal paper,
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Sahara sand, pumice stone distress ink
Accessories: TH- butterfly duo die and coordinating ef, spellbinders fancy rectangle and coordinating plain, gold twine and jute, pearl brad, spellbinders smalles scallopped lacy circle for flower, little B word dies
Techniques: Die cut, emboss, sponge, felted flowers
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Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 7:01 AM
Oh.....stunningly gorgeous my sweet friend! They will surely treasure this piece of your heart. lymi♥
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Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 13664
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 4:42 PM
This is a stunning wedding card. I was so pleased to read this came together so beautifully for you too- fun! I love the beautiful frame, the gorgeous dsp, the beautifully embossed butterfly, the gorgeous hand crafted flower, and the touch of sparkle with this lovely gold thread. Just fantastic! ~Karen.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47638
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 3:36 AM
Thanks for commenting on my card, especially as it lead me back to your gorgeous gallery. This is so beautiful!!! Of course you know how fabulous this is when Pat leaves such wonderful comments. Have fun with your masking fluid, Heathers cards are the best examples EVER.
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Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 51692
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 7:22 AM
Beautiful vintage card. Such a lovely combination of elements. I like the subtle musical score in the background. The butterfly and the rose are marvelous. Well done with this wedding card for the special couple. TFS