Sunday, June 15, 2008

Two Weddings and a Vase

I've been stamping up a storm this weekend and haven't loaded up my cards so here are three
at once! This first card was made for the Featured Stamper on SCS - who was Denise (Denidill). She has a lot of wonderful cards to inspire and I chose this one today.I love the scored top on this and have been wanting to make a card using this design. I also needed some wedding cards for my stash. I changed the colors, the stamps used and didn't add buttons. I love this shimmery DP from Reminisce and I teamed it up with Shimmery White from Stampin Up. The papers have a beautiful shimmer in real life but it doesn't show well in the photo here. I used my nestability rectangles to punch and emboss.
This wonderful bride and groom stamp is from Artful Inkables and the sentiment is from PapertreyInk.
Inside I stamped 'always and forever' from the same PTI Wedding Day set. My husband said I shouldn't have used black ribbon on this card - I told him black is used for weddings now - what do you think??
Stamps: Artful Inkables: Wedding Silhouettes, Sentiments & heart: PTI Wedding Day
Paper: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Certainly Celery: SU, DP: Reminisce-Soft Sage
Ink: Onyx Black versafine, certainly celery
Accessories: Black Mayo Arts ribbon from Verve Visual, eyelets, crop a dile, rectangle nestabilities, scor pal

I made this card for a friend at work who asked me to make a wedding shower card with Wasabi green. I had this fun designer paper from SEI that matched the Wasabi card stock and this cute stamp set from Verve Visual. The Nestability ovals are punched and embossed and attached with foam dimensionals. I used my horizontal slot punch from Stampin Up to punch the openings to weave my ribbon through.

Inside I personalized the card using my Just Rite Monogram stamper and the sentiment from the Verve Visual Set.
Stamps: Verve Visual - Anniversary Birds & Flirty Phrases, inside: Just Rite Monogram stamper, little swirl above name: PTI-Faux Ribbon
Paper: White - PTI, Wild Wasabi - SU, DP - SEI Winnies Walls
Ink: Wild Wasabi - SU
Accessories: Striped grosgrain ribbon: SU, petite ovals nestabilities, circle nestabilities, horizontal slot punch - SU, foam dimensionals, ticket corner punch.
My last card for today was Saturday's Inspiration challenge on Split Coast. Stef showed us some images from an Acacia Catalogue and I chose this image for inspiration. A clear vase with flowers on the front and colored circles on the back.
I used acetate for the card to represent the clear vase. I stamped the flower silhouettes from Artful Inkables on the front using Stazon On White ink and then colored them a bit with my Stampin Up Markers.
On the inside I attached 1 inch punched circles of this beautiful Amy Butler Mat pack from K & Company. I stamped 'Love Blooms' from PapertreyInk Favor It Wedding set on the bottom right circle. The DP is double sided so I didn't have to cover the back as the pretty colors on the other side show. Acetate is kind of hard to work with - EVERYTHING sticks to or smears on it! And it's very difficult to photograph - I hope you can see the inspiration piece in this card.
So that's it for now! If you made it this far - thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and taking a look! Leave a comment so I can visit you on your blog too!
Stamps: Artful Inkables - Silhouette Flowers, Sentiment: PapertreyInk - Favor It Wedding
Paper: Acetate, DP: Amy Butler Mat Pad- K&Company
Ink: White Stazon, onyx black versafine
Accessories: 1 inch hole punch, vellum adhesive dots, SU markers - choc chip, old olive, more mustard


~amy~ said..., fun stuff!!! I especially love the SEI dp love birds card and your acetate card is knock out gorgeous too{I'm a HUGE Amy Butler fan!}.

SmilynStef said...

I think black is perfectly elegant for weddings ... specially with that great green ... wonderful cards.

LeAnne said...

Well, you were a busy little stamper this weekend! I like them all, really love the wedding one!!! Gorgeous papers & I love the fold, haven't done that for a long time!

Linsey said...

OH boy, what a bunch of wonderful goodies, Julia! I tried that exact same inspiration piece from last Sat. the dots vase--mine turned out awful--yours is so beautiful! I love those kissing VV birdies, but that personalized monogram maker-thingy!...that is something really special--gotta check that out! tfs! your Wedding card is stunning, and nothing less! I love it! You are so talented and wonderful! That's why you were asked to teach stamping art classes and why your handmade creations are sold in stores! I'm sending for an autograph!!! :) hugs

Annie said...

I love the wedding card - think the black ribbon is just the right touch for that classy card. The shower card is very cute and I love the acetate card. Keep inspiring us!

Neva said...

Julia, these are all fabulous. Love all of them. Really love the 1st wedding card, very lovely and elegant.

Deb said...

These are fantastic as always!! Love all three!

Kristen said...

Beautiful cards!! I just love the acetate card. So unique and I think you took a great picture of it.

JustRite Stampers said...

Thanks for sharing the JustRite news with all your blogging friends. Your cards are great and we added them to our Google Reader Shared Ideas on our blog.