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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