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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wedding Card CASe

This weekend my husband and I attended Kim and Ross' wedding, and from the time I received their invitation, I knew I wanted to make a very special card for this couple. 
While at convention I saw several wedding card samples, but one in particular really stood out for me.  I decided I wanted to CASe or recreate this  beautiful card. 

Note:
Although I spoke briefly with the very gifted and talented stamper who made the original card, I didn't get her name in order to credit her.  So, if anyone recognizes this card and/or
attended Convention and knows who created it, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

One of the reasons this wedding card stood out for me is the use of the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder to make a square card face.  What a great and unusual technique! 

Here's my version:



For the card base I cut a 6 x 12 inch piece of Textured White Card stock.  I added a layer of Basic Black cut to 5 3/4 by 5 3/4.  I then cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 layer of Shimmer White card stock for the next layer which I embossed with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder. 

To emboss the square on this piece I placed the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" piece of card stock inside the embossing folder so the edges were straight and even on the top and two sides and then I ran it through the Big Shot Machine.  I was careful to only roll 2 3/4 inches into the card, then I rolled the plate backwards until I could remove it from the machine. I then carefully placed the Embossing Folder on the non-embossed side of the card and repeated this half-way roll process.  The result is a perfect square tulip frame on this square layer. 

Note: Because the Embossing Folder has to be rolled through the Big Shot sideways, this causes a lot of pressure and stress on the EF seam, so I would recommend not doing this process for swap or multiple cards.
Tulip Framed Embossing Folder
The rest of the card was pretty straight forward.  I cut the beautiful heart shapes with the new Heart Framelits die cuts.
Heart Framelit Die Cuts
I embossed the layers with the Vintage Wallpaper and the Fancy Fold Embossing Folders and then stacked the heart shapes in layers using dimensionals between each heart layer.  Before adhering the finished heart to the card front I added some Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and tied a bow using a Clear Fire and Ice brad. 
Fancy Fan Fold Embossing Folder.  The original card used small individual flowers cut with BoHo Blossoms Punch.


Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

The two small birds are cut out using the Bird Builder Punch.  The wing on each bird is mounted with dimensionals and a small basic rhinestone was added for the eyes. 
Here's a view of the finished inside of the card:


I repeated the layering on the inside of the card with the large and medium hearts and stamped the sentiment "happy I do day" from the Word Play stamp set in black stazon ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder and heat set.  A medium sized basic rhinestone was added to the ring. 

I double layered the shimmer white and basic black card stock to give more balance to the page.  And, although you can't see it in this picture, I typed out a message to the bride and groom and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out in a heart shape and adhered it to the center of the left side of the card. 

Hope you enjoyed and here are some shots from Kim and Ross's Wedding which I think you'll enjoy. Kim is very creative and did most of the displays herself.   




3 comments:

Terry said...

Gorgeous card, Penny. I love all of the embossed details. And the black and white is so classic.

Happy Stampin'

Terry

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and great job on the 'CASE.'

Patti said...

Beautiful card Penny. Black and white are so elegant and the "love" birds are a perfect touch.