Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wedding 'Amour'

A friend recently e-mailed me in a panic. She makes cards too but is in the midst of selling her home and didn't have time to make a card for a wedding this week-end. She wanted me to give her or make a card she could give the happy couple. I completely understand the stress of the whole selling/buying/moving process so of course I said 'yes' :) My friend LOVES anything Eiffel Tower-related so I grabbed Artistic Etchings and went to work:

I must say, when I was uploading this card, I saw how often I used Artistic Etchings and I'm pretty sure I have to conclude that it's officially my favorite set ;) lol! I use it A LOT! For my color combo on this card, I used The Paper Players Challenge this week. Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and Basic Black. What a fantastic combo for a wedding card! I'll definitely have to tuck this one away for future reference ;)

Tips & Tricks:
*See that ribbon? It's the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Mini. It's part of the Hallowe'en collection of products. But doesn't it work great for wedding cards?
*The 'Amour' greeting fits almost perfectly into the small, curvy Itty Bitty Banners Framelit. It took a bit of finagling (is that even a word? Spell-check doesn't catch it...) but I got it in there.

*I love the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder for wedding cards. The flowers just seem so perfect for the occasion.
*Since I used a Basic Gray card base, I put a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock inside the card so my friend could easily write in it.

I really hope the happy couple love their card. And I hope my friend approves! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder


Dawn Easton said...

Stunning card you created for your friend!!! The embossing is a wonderful addition as is your sentiment flag!!! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Love this card Monica! You're right these colors are fabulous for a wedding card and I love the way you've overstamped the tower on the medallion! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it....I just had this set out on my desk tonight but changed my mind! Glad to see it! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at the Paper Players!

Amy White said...

Love the way you've stamped the filigree circle in Baja behind the Eiffel Tower - looks so elegant! The embossed background works perfectly too... Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Olga said...

The card is beautiful and perfect for this particular bride!!! As the doting MIL of your "friend" I know how much it was appreciated by all!!!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks for the feedback ladies! :)