Monday, May 12, 2008
My wonderful friend Jacki sent me (among other things!) some prima flowers to play with. It's so funny ... when I first was introduced to eyelets, I thought they were gaudy and ugly. Now I can't imagine not having any! I though the same about flowers. Fake flowers on cards? You've got to be kidding! But I absolutely love using them, whether for just the right touch on a wedding card, or for a funky look on my "Becky cards," I really have fun with them!
Top card: glued ribbon accross the card, tied a second piece of ribbon to it. Text is embossed in fine detail gold, paper is white linen for that added touch of elegance.
Middle card: embossed with smARTworks "Faith's transcendence powder" (with dye ink, not pigment) on pink vellum. I love this embossing powder: it is so fine that I can add it onto printed items from my scanner, something that just does not work for me with standard clear embossing. For the ribbon, I tied it around the white oval which covers the edge of the pink vellum, and heated it until it curled up. This is a precarious process: it's easy to accidentally melt holes in the ribbon!
Bottom card: I wanted to make this a non-frilly/feminine card, because I know there are women who simply don't care for that look. I went a little too plain, though. I like the gloss of the buttons (I love using my half-inch hole punch to cover buttons with matching/coordinating papers), but overall, it's just a bit too dreary for a wedding! Still, I thought the concept was worth sharing!
And since I'm thinking wedding thoughts, I thought I'd post a link to my sister's family's video/photo scanning business, Vista Video. Among other things, they create heirloom montage weddings. The sample video on their website is my own mom and dad's wedding! Dad passed away a few years ago, so I've loved watching this!