Sunday, 29 April 2012

Wedding Wishes

Today's card started with Glubers.  What a wonderful invention!  If you don't know what these are, they are huge glue dots that you can stick ribbon and other things to make your own flowers and rosettes.  So fun!

I started with a 2" Gluber, and since I didn't really know what I was doing I chose some green ribbon that I had alot of.  I just stuck the ribbon around the Gluber starting with the outside edge and pleating with my fingers as I went until I got to the middle.  At the middle I cut my ribbon, tucked the end under, and added some self-adhesive rhinestones.  So cute!

To make my card I chose a base of green to match the flower, and decided I wanted to make something 'vintagey' (a lovely non existent word, lol).  I chose antique newsprint, some black, and some kraft.

I decided the newsprint text was a bit too dark for what I wanted to do, so I brushed some white crackle paint over the middle and dried it with my heat gun. The crackle is very subtle and difficult to see in the main picture so I took a close up:

Since the newsprint paper was thinner than regular patterned paper it buckled and wrinkled more than usual, but I really like the effect.  After inking the edges and over the paint with creamy brown I matted the piece with black and kraft, added the base ribbon and adhered it to the front of the card.

For the sentiment, I punched a small tag out of kraft, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and inked the edges with creamy brown.  Even though  the ink colour is quite close to the kraft it was just enough to add a bit of dimension to the tag.  I added a bit of green string to the tag and adhered it with foam squares.

On the inside I used the same papers on the front but layered them so that the kraft would hold the sentiment, and leave lots of room for the giver to leave a nice note.  I put paint and ink on the newsprint  for the inside also, just enough paint to peek out behind the black.

This card was pretty quick to make, and it was a bit messy so the best of both worlds!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge - To die for  - die cuts and punches
  2. Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and Dies
  3. Everybody Art - Wedding
  4. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes + kraft
  5. Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
  6. Deep Ocean Challenge - Punches and dies
  7. Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything goes
  8. Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
  9. Moving Along With the Times - Gardening or Flowers
  10. Catered Crop - B for Bodacious  - I used lots of creamy Brown and Brown kraft :)

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Garden Green, Basic Black, Crumb Cake.  Bazzill Basics Antique Newsprint.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versamark watermark ink, Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence.

Embellishments:  Green grosgrain ribbon from stash, Michaels Rhinestone Stickers, green craft string from my stash.

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, Cosmo Cricket Glubers, Glue Dots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, sponge, bone folder, heat tool, paint brush, Ranger heat resistant craft sheet, Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Stampin' Up! Extra Large Tag punch.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a brilliant card, I love what you have done with the Glubers.Im going to have to see if I can get some. Thanks for sharing on MAWTT this week, Love HAzelxoxo

Shirley said...

Love the card, can't believe you made that flower embellishment. Shirley xx

Mau xx said...

What a lovely card, I love the flower and the colour is beautiful.
Thank you for playing along with MAWTT this week.
Mau xx

Céline said...

really beautiful
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Your flower came out so pretty! Great job!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Sheryl said...

Gorgeous and elegant card!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Sarah said...


Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Cheryl said...

Your ribbon flower is gorgeous! I’m stopping by from the Catered Crop.


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