Despite Hurricane Dorian ramping up outside I managed to make a project for today. It just remains to be seen whether I can get the whole blog post written before the power goes out. On Saturday a comment by Peggy on my blog post reminded me that despite our current preoccupation with Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas, people still have birthdays and other causes for celebration. So that prompted me to create this winter wedding card in contemporary colours.
I absolutely love the colours in the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose one sheet with a pink leaf design for my wedding card and cut it at 3-3/4″.
Next using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the other piece to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using my Paper Snips I trimmed the DSP following the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.
Going back to the 3-3/4″ piece I now trimmed it to 5″and set that aside for a moment while I used liquid glue to add the remianing piece to a layer of Whisper White Card. With that done I used more liquid glue to fix the layer inside a Seaside Spray Card Base.
I decided that the large ‘Forever starts today” sentiment from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set would be perfect for this card. So I wiped the 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of DSP with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Next I stamped the sentiment at the bottom using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Finally after removing a few stray specks I melted the remaining powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With the sentiment done I then used liquid glue to attach the DSP to a layer of Gold Foil Sheet.
To complete the card I wrapped some Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon around the layers and tied the ends in a square knot at the front.
Then I coloured a small Heart Epoxy Droplet using a light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker and added it by the sentiment.
Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed layers to the front of my card and my project was complete.
I love how this winter wedding card turned out and have Peggy to thank for inspiring me.
And as for Hurricane Dorian… we got off very lightly. Despite living on top of a hill overlooking Cobequid Bay, we survived with just a few broken branches off our maple trees. Some of our neighbours weren’t so lucky with whole trees downed. The power went out around 4pm on Saturday and at one point we were told it could be 11pm on Wednesday before it would be restored. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait that long and in the end were only in the dark for 22 hours. We’re counting our blessings today.
UPDATE 2021: Sadly the Heart Epoxy Droplets, Feels Like Frost DSP and Embossing Buddy have retired and are no longer available.