We have friends who's first of three sons has just gotten married. Today, I'm sharing a card for the newlyweds.
Before I get started, I want to thank those of you who have sent mail to our DD or her DH. If you would like to see just how much one kind word from a stranger makes a difference, please read this blog entry of DD's. If you don't have time or money to send cards, even a simple caring comment on her blog might make the difference in her day. Thanks everyone!
Now! Some of you have emailed me asking for a tutorial on how I did this card:
I wish I could take full credit for this beautiful card/technique, but if you recall, this was one of the projects Shirley had for us to do the last time I went to her 'playroom' for a girl's day in'.
Since this technique is perfect for the wedding card I needed to make, it seemed the perfect time to post a tutorial. Warning - LOTS of photos!
|Here's what you need: Stamps (Gina K. Designs 'Beautiful Life'), Inks (Colorbox Fluid Chalks), White CS (GKD Pure Luxury White), Stamp-a-ma-Jig, and sponge daubers.|
|Working with your lightest color first, daub ink on the flowers. The chalk ink that I used, will remain moist for some time, no need to huff before stamping.|
|Using darkest color, finish daubing on color.|
|Stamp image onto cardstock, being sure to place even pressure for full covrage of image.|
|Now, you will need some inks for your butterflies. Again, daub on your lightest color first, then your darkest color.|
|Voila! Ready to fussy cut!|
|For the sentiment placement, I use a Stamp-a-ma-Jig. If you don't have one of these, it is probably the best ten bucks I've ever spent. Seriously!|
|Now, place the plastic over the main focal image. When the placement is exactly where you want it to be, move your tool up to the corner of the plastic, and be sure that nothing moves. When it's exactly where you want it, remove the plastic....|
|and replace the plastic with your inked stamp.|
|Your sentiment should be exactly where you wanted it to be!|
I should add that the green band at the bottom of the example card is simply a piece of a muse cardstock, cut to size, scored repeatedly, and sanded.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to be by soon to visit with you, but the lightning has begun again, so it might be a while!