Saturday, February 21, 2015

Teal Newlyweds

Wow, this past week was crazy at work.  And I was unable to craft this week.  When the week is like this it really makes my heart sad.  I love crafting.  I actually love to 'craft' all kinds of things.  I made some cream puffs this week, but didn't remember to take a photo {frown}.
Anyway, back to paper crafting {smile}.  A lady placed a special order for a Black & White, with Blue wedding card.  She didn't care about the layout or any specific embellishment.  So, I had free rein.  Yeah!
I went to Cardabilities for the current sketch.  I pulled out this beautiful black and white/cream pattern paper from Authentique.  And some coordinating embellishments, and (hopefully) crafted a beautiful card.  
Here is the current sketch:

my card:

Recipe:  Ok, this is NOT an A2 size card.  I wanted a large card, to provide me with a large enough 'canvas' to create something beautiful.  My card is 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".  The envelope is for a 5" x 7" card.
The card base is pure black card stock by Paper Trey Ink.  The 'blue' matt is cabana by Stampin' Up!.   The black and cream pattern paper is from the Classique collection, by Authentique.  I used a thread cutter to 'rough' the edges.  I tore a small slit in the pattern paper and used a bamboo skewer to roll the torn paper.  
To add a delicate piece, I added a cream trim just under the tear.  I wrapped a wide piece of cream lace around the card front.  Then I added a simple border with my sewing machine.  I love to add machine stitching to my cards.  I think it helps convey a 'home-made' feel {smile}.  
I added a scallop trimmed piece of of aqua mist polka dot pattern paper, to keep the color on this black and white card.
The only black lace I have is a 1/2" Raven Lace Trim.  But, I wanted something a little thicker.  So, I just added two strips, back to back.
I added a large single blossom to the card front.  This is an old Prima blossom: Cherise Taos.  The bottom and top petals are velvet.  There is a layer of sheer fabric petals between.  And topped with white feathers.  For the center, there is a beautiful cluster of rhinestones and pearls.  I just love these blossoms, and hoard them {smile}.

I added an 'US' light bulb towards the left upper corner.  To help 'hide' the bottom of the bulb, I added multi-loop bow made with black seam binding.  I added an aqua blue pearl brad to the center of the bow.  To help balance that end of the card, I added a clear crystal dangle tied to the bow with thin silver cord.
I added two black pearl swirls to opposite sides of the large teal blossom.  I made sure I stayed inside the machine stitching.
For my sentiment, I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, by Stampin' Up!.  I stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink, onto shimmer white card stock.  I used my scissors to create the banner end.
The inside of the card is also finished.  I matted a piece of shimmer white card stock onto Cabana card stock, both by Stampin' Up!.


Samra said...

Very pretty card Sharon :) Love the colors you used.

Ann said...

Great card, I love colours :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

zetkaArt said...

Beauty card!Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities :) zetkaArt

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardabilities :)