Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weddings and Crayons!

Just a quick post tonight as I spent most of the day working on a crib quilt for my grandbaby due in June.  I had some difficulty sewing the quilted panel to the contrast frame, so it took longer than I had expected, but it's looking good, except for some puckery corners that I'm going to disguise with some ribbon!  I did try to fix them, but the method given in the pattern is a bit strange and I did the best I could under the circumstances.  But now, on to stamping!

I wanted to try a technique featured last week on Splitcoast Stampers' Weekly Inkings - Faux Letterpress.  And here's breaking news:  I didn't have anyone in mind for this card, I just made it for the heck of it!  Very unusual for me, as I do have a practical side (although my DH might not agree!)  Back in 2007, I had my fill of making wedding cards as I attended something like 8 weddings that year, 2 of which were my own daughters, followed by another daughter in 2008, all within twelve months of each other. All three are shown below:

Beautiful aren't they?
I think I have finally recovered from that, so here's my simple little wedding number:

Pool Party and Island Indigo are becoming my favourite inks ever!  So pretty together!  But I have always had a fondness for teal or turquoise.  Blue green was my favourite crayon in my Crayola box as a kid.  Actually, I think it was Sergeant Hexagon crayons we used to get.  Anyone remember those?
But I digress here.  I brayered the Pool Party ink on the debossed side of the Elegant Lines embossing folder, then added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot.  I found that I had to add a shim to the bottom part to get the colour to transfer evenly, then I had to remove the shim and run it through again for the top part.  It really makes the embossing stand out!

The sentiment is from the SU Word Play set and the flower is made from SU's Paper Daisies with a backing of Island Indigo punched with the 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch.  I added some silver pearls for a little bling.  So, somebody had better get married so I have someone to whom I can give this!!

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