Monday, October 11, 2010

For the Newlyweds

With three weddings to attend in the next 6 weeks I needed to get busy making some wedding cards.  I'm never too sure how feminine to make the cards because usually the recepients are a man and a woman, so I try to add colors that add some masculine tones too.

I started with a base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then followed with a layer of Whisper White, Concord Crush, another layer of Pear Pizzazz and then a final layer of Whisper White which was stamped with my images.  The flowers are from the Fifth Avenue Floral set, and I used the masking technique to layer them as I stamped.  (See technique by going to Masking under labels).  I thought the flowers were a little plain by themselves so I added a touch of Pear Pizzazz to the centers and to some of the petals using my Pear Pizzazz marker.  The trim at the bottom was made by punching Concord Crush cardstock with the Scallop Trim  Border punch.  My trick to making it layer the way I want it is to cut a larger piece than what you need so you can trim the ends to fit nicely over your cardstock.  I added some Whisper White taffeta ribbon to this and thought it would also be a good place for the sentiment. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Concord Crush #119792, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Set:  Fifth Avenue Floral #113734, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink:  Concord Crush #119785
Marker:  Pear Pizzazz #119801 (In-Color Marker Set)
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Scallop Trim Border #11840
Ribbon:   Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta #109070

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