Friday, 24 June 2016
A Great Day For A White Wedding
I was inspired to make this card for the Cards In Envy June Challenge "A Great Day for a White Wedding/Anniversary".
With quite strict rules and to be no thicker than 1/4" to fit inside an Envy envelope it really meant that the card had to be without "bulk" - no flowers, ribbons, layers would be difficult! Layers were to be kept to an absolute minimum so I went for it on a single layer of white card!
So, a piece of card turned in to this! First of all I stamped a Creative Expressions beautiful dress (Viennese set of 2 single stamps) with perfect medium and embossed it with Creative Expressions Frosty Mink embossing powder (a lovely ivory colour) and masked it off with drawing gum. Next I stamped the birds - I thought they resembled doves) around the image of the dress and embossed them in white embossing powder. I then set on rubbing Creative Expressions pearl lustre gilding polish all over the card with my fingers (nice and messy!!!! - looks wonderful on your finger nails!!!!). This gave me a wonderful sort of ivory lustre shine that I was looking for and of course the white embossing resisted the gilding polish.
Then rubbed away the masking fluid over the dress and covered the dress in Glossy Accents and left to dry.
There is some white stencil work in two corners and then Imagination Crafts starlights Platinum around the edge with some white colour box and some silver embossing powder applied with a broken sponge to soften the edges of what is at least, a single piece of card!
Sentiment of Today and Forever silver embossed on there to suit either wedding or anniversary.
I would like to enter this in to the Cards In Envy June Challenge of "It's a Great Day for a White Wedding(or Anniversary) card.
Bye for now,