Thursday, July 26, 2012

Clean and Simple Wedding card

I have seen a lot of monochromatic cards especially in white and cream lately on Pinterest. They are so elegant and classy looking. Just right for wedding and anniversary cards. So this was the card we made in my monthly card class this month. I am entering this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #149. Their challenge happens to be a C.A.S, (clean and simple) card and in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge monochromatic challenge. I will have to say that it was very difficult for me not to ink distress. And as you can see, I didn't quite get it pulled off. LOL I ink distressed very lightly the sentiment label. I thought it added just the right amount of pop. I used the Timeless embossing folder from Cuddlebug, a 5 x 7 size. The label and the flower were cut from shapes on the Art Philosopy Cricut cartridge. The flower is actually a couple layers of different sizes of a snowflake and a couple of layers of one of the flower shapes on that cartridge. I misted each layer with water and  crumpled it up. Unfolded them somewhat and took a stylus and with each individual layer laid on a mousepad, I ran the stylus around the center to make the flower cup up. And then I let them dry. Glued each layer together one on top of the other, making sure to stagger the petals. I then added some Glitter Glitz around in various places. A clear sparkle in the center finished the flower. It was so hard not to do some ink distressing on those petals. I created a border using a Fiskars border punch and some sheer cream ribbon. A Rhinestone Designer Brad in the center of the ribbon bow was the finishing touch.
Sorry the lighting wasn't real great. Doesn't do the card justice. Here is a closer view of the flower.
Close To My Heart products used:
Cardstock: Colonial White and Black
Ink: Black
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Glitz Glitter Gel-Stardust
Clear Sparkles
Rhinestone Designer Brad
D1192 Now and Forever stamp set (retired) for the sentiment
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Thanks for stopping by,    Polly


  1. A perfect example of a monochromatic card: elegant and stylish and beautifully put together. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week - hope to see you again! Tracey x

  2. Polly! WOW! This rocks girlfriend!! This card is so beautiful! I love the embossing folder and how you inked the label. I think inking is still CAS. From one homeschooling mom to another Great Job! Thanks for joining us at SSiC this week.

  3. Beautiful card, very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  4. Gorgeous card! It is clean and simple but elegant as well! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! Hugs! :)

  5. Hi Polly, oooh that's just gorgeous! So very elegant and stylish, perfect for our monochromatic challenge this week.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


    PS - Not sure if you realise but you have comment verification on, I know there are quite a few challenges who won't comment on your entry with it turned on. I had a little trouble working out the words/nos myself. Have you considered moderation on instead? Sarah

  6. This is beautiful, so elegant and stunning, love it. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xx


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