Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Love

How in the world did we get to Wednesday already?! I think I'm stuck somewhere in Thursday of last week!!


I needed to make a wedding card for a "celebrate our marriage" open house that is this weekend.  The invitation was fairly simple, the information is typed on white, with a vellum " triangle "gate" fold that is held together by a simple embossed seal.  I knew I wanted to include the vellum element somehow.  While rummaging through my embossing folders, I happened to look up on the top of the shelving where I "store" cards and other projects that I have not found a home for yet.


I decided to CASE (copy and share everything) myself.  Hehe.

Yes, I used the dreaded PINK color again!!  I'm thinking that I might be running a fever!

The original card was made waaaaay back in July, '09, as a "Dare to Get Dirty" challenge on SCS. This would be special challenges brought to Fan Club members by current and past Dirty Dozen members.  I even considered just trying to change the original sentiment to a more "newlywed" sentiment and giving that card.  But there was a couple of problems with that idea.  A) The base of the original card was rather flimsy, in my opinion.  I am TOTALLY in love with the thickness of the Pure Luxury card stock for my bases of cards.  Especially cards that have some extra elements and layers to it!  B) I wanted a softer color of roses that fit the theme of the couple's invitation better.  C)  I totally tore the card up trying to remove the flowers to replace the sentiment!

The layout came from a challenge sketch by Cindy Hafner.  The base is a 5 1/2" square of Pure Luxury.  The background squares use SU's Pink Pirouette and Basic Black as a mat for the Cuttlebug embossed squares.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed out on more Pure Luxury.  For once, my printer accepted this thick paper!! But, I will admit to printing it out several times on printer paper and even Georgia Pacific before trying the Pure Luxury.  The Pure Luxury also has a beautiful, true WHITE to it! I used my Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle dies to cut the sentiment layers.  Light sponging with Pink Pirouette was done along the classic circle border. 

Now for the roses.  Ahhhhh!  Can I just say that these turned out sooo much better than I had thought?!  I initially tried to make the rolled roses, like the original ones, out of vellum from SU.  Insert a heavy sigh here________.  Vellum tears.  And it does not hold the rolled shape like paper does.  After several frustrating attempts I gave up.  I decided to try another idea.  First, I inked up some vellum with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick.  Then I used my Grunge Flowers #2 and #3 from PaperArtsy and cut out several flowers, some from the pink and some from the plain vellum, using the smaller of the two dies.  I then made the roses using a tutorial from Leandra (The YouTube link is on her side bar).  The smaller roses were made with the same die.  I just did not make as many layers!  All the layers were adhered using Glossy Accents. After all the flowers were dried, I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl.

OOOO!! Just the perfect shimmer!!

The roses and leaves were adhered using more Glossy Accents.  The pearls and gems were recycled from the original card, as that one is now a gonner!

In all honesty, I think I like this one better than the original! Even if it does use PINK! haha  The vellum roses just add that something "extra". 

I've already got my desk area cleaned up and have started on the next project!!'ll want to tune in on Friday, February 18, for the next E-Team adventure!!  

'Till then.......................create something new, or better yet, recreate something that you enjoyed before.  You just might like the second round even better! 


debby4000 said...

WOW this is so beautiful.

kaiandkristi said...

Awesome roses! I can't believe you made them!!! Honestly, you do great with pink even if you have a major aversion ;-) Looks fantastic!

Sylvia said...

Starla, this is outstanding! I love your remake and you are right about being better the second time around. I do that all the time!Your roses are just gorgeous! Even if they are pink! Pink roses are some of the prettiest in the world. Roses are my faorite, but I love all flowers! Have fun!

Tina Gilmore said...

I love that card and i definitely love that pink! xx


Girl!!!! Lovin those roses and looks like when you sprayed with glimmer mist they curled just a little. Someone told me to wet the vellum and it would curl! Great look and so what if it IS pink!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i need a wedding card too and i made 2 and neither one of them are as gorgeous as this! wow! and those flowers are to die for!

hugs :)

SDCrafts said...

Beautiful and totally unique - the bride will adore it! ...Shirl #122

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is really gorgeous, Starla.

Broni said...

Wow, girlie, this is SO fabulous!!

Louisiana Belle said...

So beautiful! You are extremely talented.

Auntie Em said...

So elegant and romantic! What a beautiful creation.
Thanks for sharing! :o)