Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happily Ever After

I kind of went into panic mode (something that's quite common these days) when I realized I hadn't completed a client order which is due this weekend. My neighbour needed a card for the wedding she's attending on Saturday. Luckily, she showed me the invitation because I haven't made a wedding card in more than a year and I'm out of practice.

I pulled out some much neglected Papertrey Ink supplies for this card. I used Side Two of the In Bloom impression plate for the background to mirror the letterpressed invitation. Then I used Side One to impress my cardstock before die cutting it with the Beautiful Blooms II #2 die collection to make the rose.

I layered a Double-Ended Banners die over the Edgers #1 die and stamped the sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes in two parts. The leaves and centre of the rose are embellished with clear rhinestones. My photos seem dark today and don't show the embossing very well but you can click on any of the photos to see them larger.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have some good news to share with you at the end of the week!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white and black onyx cardstock; Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II #2 die collection; Papertrey Ink Edgers #1 die; SU Bird Builder Punch; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

35 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love the embossed background - so pretty! Perfect wedding card! I hope you have some good news too!

Karen B. said...

This is just so very beautiful, it doesn't seem like you are out of practice!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! It looks deceptively simple but there's so much awesome detail on it. :)

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful and elegant wedding card. Love the texture and details.

BabyBokChoy said...

exquisitely elegant!! I wish I'm out of practice like you are! hee hee :)

Erin said...

So elegant and pretty!!! I love that layered flower... you've got me on the edge of my seat waiting to hear your good news!

Lindsey said...

This is such an elegant and sophisticated card! It's absolutely beautiful, Em.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! Wow, wow, wow! You need to make more wedding cards because this is out-of-control pretty! I love the embossing and the style of the sentiment. So elegant!!

Jen said...

Wow, you work fabulously awesome under pressure Emily...this card is gorgeous! The embossing gives it some elegance and your elements and design are...WOW!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful wedding card Emily!!! (=

Pam said...

Oh, if only I could go into panic mode so graciously! Oot Woot!

Priscilla said...

What a gorgeous card Emily. I love seeing the stuff you come up with. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and also listing what you use. I have a wishlist for Papertrey Ink just because I see all the neat stuff you do with it!
TFS!

Priscilla

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL wedding card, Emily! I LOVE how you used the invitation as your inspiration! And that embossed background is just GORGEOUS!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Fabulous and so different for you. I love this elegant look it's simply perfect, hugs Gay xxx
p.s looking forward to your good news:0)

Debby said...

absolutely beautiful Emily!

Heather said...

Such an elegant card, I wish I could be that inspired when in a panic!! Can't wait to hear your good news :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very pretty, Emily! Love all the white here and the flower is so stylish!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

What a lovely wedding card! The feeling totally fits with the invitation (only it's better!). I'm sure your neighbor and the newlyweds will all love it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is so beautiful. I love the bling in the flower. It is a stunning creation!

Brenda said...

That's a stunning wedding card Emily! News hey????

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so classy and elegant, Emily. Love it! :)

Kary said...

Wow, Emily, this is such a Beautiful card. Love the embossing, the flowers and elegant design. Great job!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

a fabulous STUNNER! The bride is going to swoon over this beautiful card.

lisa a.

onecraftymama said...

Oh, does this EVER complement the invitation! Cool to be able to create something that meshes so well with their tastes (I assume no one picks invites they don't like? lol)
I'm loving the black & white combo - how come I never remember to use it myself???

*Alison* said...

WOW.. WHat a stunning card. I love the dry embossing, and that flower rocks! HUGS

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh what a truly elegant wedding card Emily!

Meg said...

So pretty and I'm sure the couple will love that you used their invitation for inspiration!

Lisa said...

Wow- you are out of practice??! You sure get back into the mode quickly! This is a super stunner, Emily- simply gorgeous. The b/w is soooo elegant!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Just gorgeous! And I am def. positive that the couple will be super excited to know that you were inspired by their invite:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Lorraine said...

Emily, your card is gorgeous! Love the white/black color combo, embossed background, rose & bling. Very elegant!

Sunghee said...

breathtakingly beautiful! Love the embossed bg!

Basement Stamper said...

stunning and elegant card! Beautiful job.

donna mikasa said...

soooo elegant in black and white! love that bloom!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous card - simple, classic, just perfect!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this, so elegant and I love how you've used the invitation as a source of inspiration.