A friend asked if I would make a wedding card as her husband's to be the best man and she wanted something special. It's for a group so I had to make it at least A5 sized. I don't know about anyone else but I get really intimidated by all that space. Patterned papers aren't really an option as most of mine are 6x6 and there aren't background stamps that big either so I decided on an alcohol inked background using a couple of my favourite colours - sandal, willow, salmon, shell pink and of course gold. I love these backgrounds, they remind me of polished stone.
I knew I wanted the couple's initials to take centre stage, so I die cut an S, a J and an ampersand using the Sizzix Serif Essentials. I triple embossed them with pink and gold embossing powders. Now these letters are quite large and my style can be minimalist but this card just looked empty. Ironically though, when I searched for a suitable sentiment I ended up having to settle on this tiny sentiment from the WMS Celtic Heritage set. I layered it with a few Spellbinders Labels die cuts so there was a little more substance to it. The bottom layer was stamped with the WMS Mini Pinstripe Background and embossed with pink EP.
I knew I needed something for the top right corner and hearts seemed the obvious choice. I cut one from a stamped (mini pinstripe again) and pink embossed piece of ivory pearl card and another from gold. These were cut with a very old Ellison Thick Cuts die. I made a partial cut of one of the hearts so they butted up against each other - I think they look like a bride and groom. !!!
and on the inside this beautiful die cut heart from the WMS My Heart Die set - triple embossed with pink EP and then double coated with UTEE. I love how the pink separates after being heated that many times and gives that marble look.
The date was computer generated as I haven't found a date stamp set I'm happy with yet !!! Pity really as I would have loved to stamp and emboss it in gold.
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