Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wedding Butterflies

No, I don't mean cold feet!  I made this card for a friend that got married today.  I think I've only made one other wedding card.  I don't know why they intimidate me, but they do!

This card actually came together easily.  I was inspired by cards I saw at my last demonstrator meeting.  Stacey, a demonstrator that just joined us, brought cards from a swap she was part of.  The theme of the swap was black & white.  As soon as I saw them I knew it would be perfect.  My friend's wedding was black and white!

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I used the Taste of Textiles specialty paper.  It's hard to tell in this picture but butterflies and card base are done with the same paper.  It has a pearly sheen with tone on tone stripes.  It is gorgeous in real life!  The black has a linen texture to it and is also from that pack.  I used the Texturz plate for the big shot, to give the diamond embossed pattern. I punched the bottom with the Eyelet border punch.  Of course I used the  Butterflies die. :0)

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This paper is not double sided so I lined the inside with another piece.

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Here is the card and envelope.  You can see the stripes better in this picture.  I bet you're wondering about the envelope.......

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The card was so pretty and had lots of texture that it seemed a shame to put it in a plain Whisper White envelope.....I all of a sudden thought, if I can run the card stock through the Big Shot, why not the envelope!  Since I dotted the black card stock with the white gel pen, I decide to dot the envelope with a black marker.  I left a space in the middle to write their name.

Supplies:

  • Stamps - God's Blessings
  • Ink - Black Stazon, Basic Black Stampin Write Marker
  • Paper - Taste of Textiles (White pinstripes & Black linen)
  • Accessories - White gel pen, Texturz embossing plate, Butterflies die, Eyelet border punch, Whisper White Organza, Hodgepodge Silver ribbon slide, Pretties Kit pearls, Wire Works silver (retired)

Thanks for looking!

101 days until Stampin' Up! convention!

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