' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: January 2012

Thursday 5 January 2012

Wedding Card

Happy New Year all ! It will take a bit of time to get back into the swing of things and I haven't had a lot of time to craft. But...here's one I made earlier...this is a wedding card and I had to wait until after the wedding to share it on my blog ! The style is meant to be opulent but clean.

I used a letter press technique to deboss and colour the background in one pass of my die cutting machine. I just love the technique! I stamped and embossed a piece of vellum in gold and placed it over black card edged with a Martha Stewart border punch. On the frame (detail below) I have used gilding flakes in a variegated colour. The sentiment has been printed, as I did not have stamps small enough to fit in the frame, and embossed with clear powder. And yes, it is possible to emboss from your printer ink as long as your paper/card is not too absorbent and it is done quickly. Brads are helping to attach the vellum (I have applied adhesive in areas where it would not show) and a ribbon rounds off the card.

Thanks for coming by,