Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happily Ever After

Today my daughter is a flower girl and I wanted to make a special card for the bride. She babysat for us and I babysat for her when she was little. Her colors are periwinkle with a touch of light pink. I couldn't quite decide which of SU's colors is closest to periwinkle so I went with Almost Amethyst and Vintage Violet.

For the flowers I ran white cardstock through the Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Then I flipped it over and brayered ink (vintage violet, Almost Amethyst and Pink Pirouette) into the backside so the debossed flower remains white. Then I cut it out and layered it over the Vintage Violet piece which was stamped with French Script in Versamark.

I pierced the edges of the Vintage Violet then added my sentiment in a Hodgepodge Frame, tied on with pink organdy ribbon. Once it was all put together I sprayed the entire thing with pearl-ex mixed in hairspray for an overall shimmer! See those larger dots of pearl-ex that are showing?? After I took the picture I found a way to reduce the visibility of those... just sand those areas with a corner of the sanding block. Just a TIP for you!

Ooh, forgot to say that I also highlighted some of the petals with the Versamarker (thanks for the idea Lisa!) to add more dimension.

Here's a quick picture of the inside. I stamped this phrase from Full of Life because I think it is perfect for a formal frilly wedding. First I stamped directly on the card but thought it just lacked something... so I tried again on white, this time inking Love with the pink marker. Added some layers and punched the bottom edge with the eyelet border punch. Also, I stamped one of the images from Frames with a Flourish under the sentiment for a more decorative touch.

Hope you like it, and have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases, Designer Label, French Script, Full of Life, Frames with a Flourish
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Vintage Violet, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, pearl-ex hairspray, Silver Hodgepodge, Pink organdy ribbon, paper piercing tools, brayer


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kristin! Thanks for the great tips, too! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

  2. Like it? OMG! I love this. how fabulous. really pretty and all your details are amazing.


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