Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wedding Wishes

I have to make two wedding cards for a customer and this is the first. I wanted to keep it simple and elegant, much like this customized birthday card. I used Side One of the In Bloom impression plate to impress the flower and Side Two to impress the main background. I'm so glad there is a nice wedding sentiment in Enjoy the Ride because it came in handy here! Most Chinese people would be horrified at the thought of having any black on a wedding (or any happy occasion) card but I think a touch of black makes for some class. Neither the bride nor groom are Chinese anyway so it doesn't really matter. :) Of course, I had to throw some kraft in there, too!

In other crafty news, I'm trying to decide what to order next. I love Certainly Celery but now that there's Wild Wasabi I think I'll be ordering that instead, especially since my SU demo is offering free shipping 'til the end of the month. :D Another colour that I really want to try is Cherry Cobbler and I already know that Meg and Angela love it! What new SU colours and products are you in love with? Please share.

Petwise, our little Pit'r doesn't seem to be suffering much but she has lost her appetite after the first chemo treatment. She'll be going once a week for the first two months and then bi-monthly for six months. It hasn't been fun trying to force daily meds on her and we actually had to switch from liquid versions to pill ones because she figured out how to fend us off. When I say us, I mean that it takes two of us to hold her down which makes her pretty feisty for an 8lb cat! She's even figured out that pill pocket treats have meds in them and now she won't even eat them. There's just no reasoning with her. Sigh.

Sources: SU Certainly Celery, Naturals Ivory & Kraft cardstock; AC textured black cardstock; PTI Fillable Frames #2; PTI Enjoy the Ride; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU 1-3/8" circle punch; PTI In Bloom impression plate; PTI Beautiful Blooms II #2 die collection; PTI Fillable Frames #2 die; QuicKutz Epic Six; Forever in Time button; Darice hemp cord; Glue Dots mini dots


Heather said...

I really like this. The texture of that impression plate looks great and that flower looks really brill. Heather:)

Saskia said...

Very beautiful and elegant!

Saskia :)

Lynn said...

Hey Emily, I have all my SU goodies waiting at my house...ordered lots of papers and inks...can't wait to get my hands on them when we're back from vacation! Also got some new texture plates...we'll definitely be using your inspiration for those...love your card!

Angela said...

Beautiful card, Emily - I love the mix of textures on the flower and bg! I'm also glad that Wild Wasabi has returned - Baja Breeze, too. Besides Cherry Cobbler, I think Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist are really versatile colors. They're just different enough from other SU and PTI colors for me!
Good luck with Pit'r -- I'm really glad she's doing ok so far. We're taking Marty in today, and I think I'm going to see if we can get her antibiotic in pill form. The liquid is a mess!
One more story: A big Chinese delegation visited our school last year, and the administration went against all cultural advice and gave them a white clock as a gift. My language-teacher friend cringed.

Meg said...

Ooooh, love the embossed (debossed? impressed?) flower--such a great, subtle texture. You are really trying to get me to purchase all of those texture plates, aren't you? Don't think I'm not on to your master plan.

As for colors, I'm really liking River Rock (especially the ink), which also led to my new love of Soft Suede. I was really tempted with Blushing Bride, but decided I didn't need another pink. Which was obviously a complete oversight on my part. I'd bet you'd like Peach Parfait; it's a nice orange.

Sounds like Pit'r has a long road ahead of her. I hope she starts to feel better and get her appetite back soon. Have you tried the ol' pill-coated-in-peanut-butter trick or does that only work with dogs? Doesn't she know it's for her own good?!?

G Peplow said...

Hi Emily, loving your card, it's gorgeous:)
It's awful trying to feed pets any sort of medicine they hate it and are really clever at detecting it in anything. Good job there's two of you to tackle this problem, best of luck:) xxx

Anonymous said...

Pure elegance, Emily. I love the effect of that impression plate, it's so beautiful and always looks so classy on your cards. x

Janie Printz said...

What a pretty card Emily. I LOVE that impression plate.
Hugs, Janie

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