Wednesday, August 8, 2012

To Have and To Hold

Hello friends!  It seems like I only post on the weekends lately so I'm kind of excited that I have a card for you and its only Wednesday!!  Hooray for me!!

I had a friend ask me if I could make a wedding card for a special young couple.  I was thrilled to be able to help her out and loved making a card without my usual colored image.  This looks a little more elegant and I love it!
 The only splash of color is my flower which I made following Theresa's tutorial here.  My rose is a little flatter than hers but I think with some practice they will be just as lovely.  I made the sentiment on my computer and changed the color to 50% grey.  The ribbon is from my stash and I added a small charm from Michael's.
 I inked my petals with Orchid Opulence from SU.  I've had it for years so I have no idea if it is still available.  The leaves got Mellow Moss and Baroque Burgundy.  The beautiful embossed paper is also from Michael's.  It is deeply embossed and is so wonderful.
 I used the same sketch on the left side.  The top of the bottom section isn't taped down so the giver can slip her monetary gift in there.  If she decides to buy a gift you can't tell it's a pocket and it still looks nice.  The writing panel is punched with a MS corner punch and inked with the same color as the rose.
I put my stamp right on the back instead of matting it.  I thought it was a better fit with this card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Bingo (I used Dies, Free, Bling.  I also used ribbon and embossing but they don't line up  ;)  )
Totally Papercrafts - Monochromatic  (I hope my bit of green doesn't blow the only one color aspect of this)
Papertake - Anything

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Very pretty card! I love the softness of everything and the details are amazing!!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!

    Loves Happy Hour

    Tuesday Alchemy.

  2. Oh my sweetness, what a pretty and elegant card! Love how the flower almost pops out! Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the embossing, and the rose is gorgeous. Must check out the tutorial.

  4. Oh WOW, your lovely rose is totally stunning! Your light touch of inking on the edges gives the petals a translucent look. I keep looking and looking at it wondering if you have indeed used a vellum and not a cardstock. Whatever you used it does not matter coz that is one very pretty paper flower. Glad you found the tutorial useful.

  5. It's perfect! Love that gorgeous flower! Wow!!

  6. Hi..Your card looks fab, thanks for sharing with us at TPC x carol

  7. The bright rose against white is just stunning!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  8. Ohhh how lovely! Love that paper and all the details you put into this card!

  9. oh wow! it's stunning! Very elegant and the flower is just the right touch! I'm going to check out the tutorial how to make it!

  10. Simply gorgeous and I think your flower looks lovely! Great job incorporating so many techniques for Bingo at Tuesday Alchemy this week!