Thursday, February 21, 2008

Silver: just for weddings?


As I was trying to decide which silver to use on the background of another card, I just happened to lay these silvers together. Wow! The photo does not quite do it justice, but they look wonderful together! Then I looked in my vellum drawer for a piece of silver embossed vellum, and found the leaf. I started looking for the right text to add, when it occurred to me that the silvers make the card seem more appropriate for a wedding card. Is that the first thing that would pop into your mind when looking at this card? I realize that there are no "rules" about what colors for what occasion, but just as a green and red card has me thinking Christmas, I'm wondering if silver will make people wonder why it doesn't have a wedding theme? Opinions welcomed! I haven't attached anything yet.

Edit: Thanks to all of you who commented here and on Gingerwood. Diane gave me the idea that I went with. I used Psalm 1:1, and abridged it for the card. Although the silver embossed leaf from Eureka was just what I grabbed from my vellum drawer, I really loved how it looked on the silver cardstock, so was delighted to get the great idea! Excuse the flash on the card; any pic I took with the flash off to the side made the text unreadable (as did no flash, etc). The text is printed on silver vellum, which has a really lovely, but subtle sparkle, so that also made photgraphing difficult! Maybe Monday I'll rephotograph in the daylight...

8 comments:

Diane said...

It's beautiful Sarah. It would certainly work for a wedding card, but I see it as a beautiful card of encouragement. The minute I saw it I thought of Ps 1:3
"He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither." Kind of a watery look.

It's so serene too...I can see some verse about peace, trusting. It just has a beautiful, peaceful look to it. Love it!

Sarosa said...

Oh, Diane, thank you! That is absolutely perfect! I am not sure offhand if I have that scripture in a stamp or not, but I can always computer generate it. Thank you!!

Trish D said...

It really is beautiful, and I actually think it would also work for a sympathy card. Simply stamp the sentiment in black or dark gray ink, and it's all done.

mamaluke said...

The silvers are really elegant, thank you for taking part in Salt and for sharing.

Diane said...

Ooooh! It's gorgeous! I just love this card. The scripture turned out beautifully. Love that font! Just perfect! The wonderful thing about using scripture on a card is that not only does the recipient have a lovely creation from you, but that are blessed by the voice of God. WOW! You did good!

Diane said...

oops! typo...THEY are blessed, not "that" are blessed!

Diane said...

OK, me one more time, then I'll quit bothering. I double-clicked on the photo to enlarge. WOW, you can really see all the textures and sparkles a bunch! Even more beautiful!

Sharon in NE said...

Diane is right! It is especially beautiful enlarged! Its like staring into a stream when the sunlight is shining directly into it. Very beautiful card. Great choice for the verse too.