I hope you liked my first card and post – I was amazed when I saw that 35 or so people had visited my blog; thanks to everyone that came and had a look.
So, today’s card is one I made as a commission. Or rather, one of a series. I was asked to make a congratulations card for a recently married couple. My brief was wide, as the person wanting the card simply said she really liked my cards! So, I was hopeful I’d produce something she would like, but it was hard to know where to start. I found out that the colour of the wedding had been yellow so used Hello Honey on all three. I decided to make more than one card, so there was more chance that my buyer would really like one. This card is one that she didn’t choose, but I still really like it. In the end she liked all three! Watch out for the other two in future posts.
It’s simple, but elegant, I think. If you look closely you’ll see an extra layer of Hello Honey card between the base (also Hello Honey) and the Whisper White top layer. I’m told that in official carding circles that “extra layer” is actually called matting. You live and learn. The reason for the extra layer of Hello Honey? So I could wrap Hello Honey satin ribbon around it. I stamped “Congratulations” using Versamark and then heat embossed it in silver. I love metal embossing! I attached the hearts with glue dots and added the rhinestones for a bit of bling and sparkle.
Measurements and materials:
- Hello Honey cardstock (half a sheet of A4 – 210mm x 148.5mm, scored and folded at 105mm)
- Hello Honey cardstock – 205mm x 100 mm
- Whisper White cardstock – 200mm x 95mm
- Eastern Elegance DSP (sadly now retired, but there are loads of new gorgeous DSPs to choose from)
- Versamark pad
- Silver embossing powder
- Vellum paper (see those little silver hearts? I heat embossed silver onto the vellum and then cut the hearts out with:)
- Itty Bitty Accents Punches
- Basic rhinestone jewels
- Congratulations from the Bravo stamp set
- Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon
Hope you enjoy it.