Friday, March 25, 2011

New Beginnings

Good morning everyone!
I needed to make a wedding card for someone who loves Dogwoods so I went on a hunt for a digital stamp. That's the awesome thing about digis, you can almost find any image you need and no waiting for the mailman to bring it to you! Just print and color. This gorgeous Dogwood stem is from Stitchy Bear
I like to occasionally color my images with Copics on shimmery paper. It creates a slightly mottled, water color look, and the colors stay a lot lighter than on regular paper. Not to mention the shimmer shows through the Copics because they're transparent. 
I used some white Pearl Linen cardstock from The Paper Temptress for this card. Because it's shimmery, it's easier to emboss the images right from the printer if you act quickly. However, I learned the hard way not to use a textured paper for embossing. A lot of excess EP sticks to the texture and I had to do a lot of cleaning up with a tiny paintbrush before heating it. But it is absolutely gorgeous in real life, and perfect for a wedding card.


The fancy tag was cut out using a thin sheet of silver foil I got from the craft store. It's real metal and looks absolutely rich. Simple and elegant, I think, just like a wedding should be!

Hope you like it, thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Digital image from Stitchy Bear, sentiment from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento
Paper: White Pearl Linen, water color paper, SU
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders fancy tags, metal foil, SU ribbon, Copics, black embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder

3 comments:

  1. WOWWWWW - I LOVE this . . . it's so gorgeous. A very unusual and lovely wedding card. Sure to be different to all the others. LOVE that foil sentiment you made too!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Just a beautiful card and such a lovely image! Chanelle xxx

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