Friday, 26 November 2010

A winter wedding or silver anniversary card

A colleague at work is getting married in a few weeks time and so of course a card is called for. My usual pastels just didn't feel right for a winter wedding and so I decided to go with this black, frosty white and silver colour combo instead and after completing it I figured it would probably work equally well for a silver anniversary card.

As I don't have the oh so elegant Wedding Sweet set yet (it's on my wish list) I opted to use a stamp from the Artistic Etchings set for my sentiment.

Stamp sets: Growing Green, Artistic Etchings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Trim Border, Small Oval, Large Oval
Satin Ribbon: Whisper White
Other: White EP
Non-SU: Brushed metallic silver card

The base card is an A6 portrait of Shimmery White and although you can't see it too well from the photo, this has a beautifully subtle pearlescent sheen to it. The right edge of the card front was punched with the Scallop Edge Border and a strip of metallic silver card adhered direct to the back right edge of the card to set off the scallop border. A mat of metallic silver card was adhered direct to the card front. I stamped the fern leaf in Versamark onto Basic Black card, added White EP, embossed with the heat tool and then painted the leaf with the Platinum Shimmer Paint. The flower was created in the same way on a scrap of Basic Black card and then cut out. Sticky Strip was laid about 1" up from the bottom of the leafy layer and the Whisper White Satin Ribbon ruffled up across it and secured around the back of the layer. This was matted direct onto more Shimmery White card that had been punched top and bottom with the Scallop Trim Border and the layers popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black card and heat embossed with White EP before punching out with the smallest Oval punch. It was matted onto a Large Oval punched from the silver card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The cut out flower was added last, also popped up on dimensionals and overlapping the ribbon a little.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Suzie Q said...

Hi Sara,
Now this is stunning i bet it's spectacular in the flesh!
Suzie Qx

Jan said...

What a gorgeous card! It looks absolutely beautiful on screen, like Suzie says, I bet it looks so much nicer in real life.


Elizabeth said...

Sara, that is stunning! I thought it was layered vellum at first until I read your instructions. I love the effect.

Angela said...

I think this card is beautiful, so simple but very stunning!!
Angela x