Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wedding Card

A couple of old neighbors, now friends, are getting married in August. I had a lot of fun making this card for them! I love the simple elegance of the card, and how cute the little dressed up hearts came out.

I'm annoyed that the "congratulations" sentiment didn't stamp perfectly (this was at least the fifth attempt), but I just got this tip from a fellow demonstrator on how to avoid this in the future:
"Try using one of the old SU sanding blocks to LIGHTLY scuff the stamp image. You could also rub it on your jeans but the sanding block works better IMO. The manufacturing process can leave a slight residue on the image that can cause it to not stamp as cleanly. For this card, leave it as is. If you try to fill it in with the Stampin' Marker, it will turn out badly...ask me how I know"
I did not have a ticket corner punch, but used a 1/2 inch circle punch to get the four corners of the card punched like a ticket. And originally, I envisioned the hearts taking up much of the card, but they seemed a little small to be the main focus of the card. I thought about adding a bow, or some bling to the top right of the card. But decided to leave it as is...What do you think? Does it need something else?

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Soft Twirls (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark
Tools: 1/2" Circle Punch (119689), Folk heart (retired) [You could use small heart instead]
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246, stardust embossing powder

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

an intro

The first greeting card I made was out of necessity: I forgot to purchase a birthday card for our friend's daughter's first birthday party, and I was stuck at home with my napping toddler...So I pulled together some scraps from the mail (mostly Shutterfly photo envelopes), and made a card. It was a big hit. My friend said it was one of the few cards to be saved as part of the baby book. I was hooked.

I'm a crunchy mama of two, a hobbyist photographer, a part time college math lecturer, an engineer by training, and as of July 17th, a Stampin' Up demonstrator too. Since I'm pretty new to Stampin' Up, I still pretty short on supplies - so I'll be doing a lot of tricks to make the most of what I have, and I will also be using some retired equipment(but I'll try and link to a similar current Stampin' Up set).

Here's my first card. I saw this card on the Stampin' Pretty blog, and I could not wait to make it (but first I had to order a couple more circle punches and the Sassy Salutation sentiment set).
I made a few modifications. I did not have candy dots (on my wish list), so I used hole punches instead. And I embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder (I made the mistake of skimping on the black ink pad assuming I would rather use embossing powder, but I think today I would have preferred to keep it simple).

Card Stock: Whisper White, Eggplant, Pale Plum (retired)
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Versa Mark
Tools: 1/2" Circle Punch (119689), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Embellishments: Black embossing powder

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