Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mr & Mrs, card

Howdy!  Holey moley is there a lot of snow outside!  I hope you are inside staying warm.  If you do need to adventure outdoors, please bundle up! be safe! and take your time!  Remember, 'arrive alive'! That use to be a DOT campaign many, many years ago.  I believe they used it, when they changed the interstate highway speed limits.  Anyways, I digress.
I have another Black, White, and Blue wedding card to share with you.   The lovely ladies over @ Word Art Wednesday have an anything goes  challenge this week.

This week's scripture is from John 15:9, and speaks about love.  The love our Lord has for each of us, and how we need to share that same love with each other.  So, I thought it was fitting to share this card.  And here is what I made:

I really wanted to make something sweet, soft, and simply pretty.  I hope the bride and groom, love this!  Anyways, lets get to the recipe:  I used soft sky card stock by Stampin' Up! to make the card base.  This card is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  A bit large for me, but I am really starting to embrace this larger canvas!  This card fits wonderfully into an envelope made for  5" x 7" cards.
Ok, I did a pure black card stock matt, by Paper trey ink.  I added two scrap pieces of pattern paper.  The light blue text is from the Noteworthy collection, by Carta Bella.  The blue damask pattern paper is from Melissa Frances.  I added a simple machine stitched border, to help 'adhere' it to the black matt.
For my scallop collection, I added a strip of winter white scallop trim that I think is just lovely.  I added on top of that a scallop trim piece of blue texture card stock.  And to top that, I added a piece of Raven scallop lace trim.  I really love how these three trims look together. {smile}
For my blossoms:  The two tall blossoms are painted with white paint and glittered.  I sprayed these with Aqua Net hair spray to 'seal'/'set' the glitter.  I tucked these two tall pieces behind my big blue blossom.  That blossom is from Prima.  I added some white paint to the petals, to help give it a shabby look.  I tucked in a dark grey felt rolled blossom from CTMH.  I thought the contrast really worked well.
To balance the blossoms, I tucked in a white resin frame from Melissa Frances.  I just love her frames!  I don't have many, and they can be a bear to get your hands on, so I do hoard these.  I added a small blue paper blossom inside the frame.  I painted the petal tips with white paint and added glitter.  {smile}  I also added some blue rain drops inside the frame.  While adding these little gems inside the frame, glitter was adhered, too.
The focal collage looked 'open' at the bottom, so I made a multi-loop bow with some beautifully deep blue seam binding.  So, I tucked that bow in at the bottom of that big blue blossom.  At this point I noticed that I didn't have a sentiment, so I made a tiny tag that simply reads: 'Mr. & Mrs'.  I flagged the end, to give it a little pizzazz.
I thought the card looked a little flat, so I added some rhinestone swirls here and there.  The largest of the rhinestone flourish is at the top of the card.  I didn't want it to look odd or out of place, so I added a little strip of rhinestones inside the white frame, and then two rhinestone curves at the bottom of the card.
Well, thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have been inspired to create something for yourself, or someone special.  There is joy in just making something beautiful, just for the sake of crafting {smile}.  
Well, I am off to my craft room.  I feel the need to sit and play with paper.  The snow outside is measured in feet, and its too deep for me to run errands.  So, inside I will stay inside.  Maybe later today, I'll adventure in the kitchen and make a beautiful pot roast with all the fixings for dinner.  And some home-made yeast rolls.  Ahh, this is what I need to relax, recharge, and find some inner peace and happiness.  Take care.  Stay warm.  Be safe.  See you soon!

1 comment:

Contagiously Crafty said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Not sure I'd have picked the dark blue ribbon, but it makes the card. So glad to have found you through the Word Art Wednesday challenge.