When I was just starting my amateur show-and-tell blog a couple of years ago, I never dreamed I would reach people in other parts of this world. Vicki and Lorraine, two delightfully fun ladies from England, showed up early on and frequently commented on my posts. How exciting and inspiring for me that someone “across the pond” was listening to me go on-and-on about stamping!
While I still hear from Vicki and Lorraine every once in a while, their comments have declined over time. Why? Perhaps it’s because Vicki has been so busy getting ready for today. You see, today Vicki is marrying her boyfriend of more than TWENTY years. How wonderful is that?! Vicki’s Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Jo Blackman, contacted me to let me know the date of Vicki’s nuptials, and I wanted to surprise Vicki and Ted today with today’s project, which is en route to the couple now:
- Cropping. Do you see how perfectly this circle sits inside the designs on this Designer Series Paper pattern? The circle, cropped with Circles Collection Framelits, touches each pattern in just about the same place. I pondered how to cut the DSP so that the circle would be perfectly balanced inside the pattern. That’s when it hit me – the Squares Collection Framelits would be perfect. Sure, I could trim away at the edges, but I would never be able to balance it exactly the way I wanted it. The square framelit was a perfect solution.
- Color scheme. This card started out as a “black and white” theme. I was dead-set about adding no color here because I wanted a classy-classy card. Once I saw the pattern in Eastern Elegance DSP and how it complements the emblem from Everything Eleanor, I knew I’d have to incorporate Smoky Slate, too. That was A-OK by me, though, because Smoky Slate looks so silver-y, so it’s a win-win for a classy project.
- Stacking the sentiment. I don’t use the Label Love images as much as I would like because I like to have a little border around my images. When I heat embossed the image on black paper, though, a black border was automatically created. Yippee! Then, I needed to find something to stack this beautiful sentiment on. When I realized the Artisan Punch layered perfectly over the center of the emblem from Everything Eleanor, I was done. I knew that would be my centerpiece. Yippee, Eleanor! You always help me out of a tough spot.
Stamp sets: Everything Eleanor, Label Love Inks: Smoky Slate Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Squares Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please help me wish Vicki and Ted a wonderful wedding day. I hope this card awaits them in their home when they return from their honeymoon.
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