Sunday, September 11, 2011

To Have and to Hold

        A friend's daughter got married yesterday.  It was a small family wedding, so we weren't invited. Nevertheless I still wanted to let her know we were thinking of her on this special day. 
     I whipped  up this card a couple of days ago, but couldn't take photos since the weather has been so dreary.  I have a tendency to use this layout for most of the wedding cards I make, putting a different spin on each one.  Since I didn't know her colors, I went with a simple black & white combo.

    I used the Damask IP on the bottom half of the card.  If you look closely, you can see the impressions.  I have found that the best sandwich for embossing with PTI's impression plates using the cuttlebug is:
A plate
Tan Mat
Metal shim
TWO B plates.
 This sandwich  is bottom to top.  Works like a charm everytime.

     The sentiment is from a vellum sheet of wedding sentiments I bought about 3 years ago.  This was one I had leftover.  It fit perfectly on the Half & Half die.  The bottom flourish from Half & Half is stamped in Fresh Snow. 

  I used PTI's 1/4 inch silk ribbon to make a double loop bow.  The resin flowers are from Michael's Recollection collection.  The leaves are from PTI's couture ribbon line: Leaf Ribbon. (I noticed the ribbon tail was tucked under the bow when I took the photo)

 For the inside I also used the Damask IP plate with the Half & Half Die. I have been using the Half & Half die lately on the inside of my cards. 

      Thanks for looking. All comments are appreciated.

CS: True Black, White
Ink: Fresh Snow, Memories Black
Stamps: Half & Half
Other: silk ribbon, Damask IP, Half & Half Die, Leaf Ribbon, vellum sentiment


Marybeth said...

This is so beautiful and elligant , you did a wonderful job on this card. I like the idea of staying with the same layout, why not when it works so well.

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for showing the inside, too, which gives me ideas for my cards. I always wonder what people do inside of their cards! I agree to stick with a layout for a certain kind of card, if it works. I have something I have worked out for Bat/Bar Mitzvah cards, and I only make changes within that layout.

Jen Adcock said...

Oh my. This is divine! Seriously beautiful. B&W is such a classic color combination and always a good choice. Loving the scrumptious texture on the bottom and inside layers. Those ?resin flowers are so sweet. Beautiful card through and through. .

StampnMichelle said...

I love the simplicity and yet elegence of your wedding card.