August 20, 2013

WHITE WEDDING

I was recently commissioned to create a very special wedding card. Amazingly, an image of what the card would look like popped into my head immediately.

Not being scheduled to work today, I decided I would tackle the card, and that's how I spent much of my morning. At times, it seemed like there was a conspiracy against me finishing the card. Everything went wrong that could go wrong. You heard of Murphy's Law of Cardmaking? Well, it was at work today.

But, after many trials and errors, I was happy with the end result:


It was nearly impossible to get this shot of the card in the closed position. It kept popping open. So I used some temporary adhesive to hold it closed. I tried to limit the amount of adhesive I was using, so it wasn't a perfect closure.

The original concept I had in mind for the card was, first of all, white on white. And I wanted it to be loaded with texture. But, most importantly, I wanted to use the classic wedding concept of "two hearts become one". I accomplished this by:


. . . placing two identical hearts on each side of the gatefold. When the card is completely closed, the hearts line up perfectly and appear to be only one heart.


Of course, even though I was very careful about the temporary adhesive I used to keep the card closed for a photo, I ended up with an undesirable side effect. Some of the texture of the embossing on the reverse side showed on the pure white of the inside of both gatefolds. Grrr.

I ended up "lining" both the gatefolds with another layer of paper adhered in place over the indentations. Which is fine. It simply adds to the elegance.


Even though I contemplated leaving the inside of the card blank so the giver could write her own personal message, I decided against that. I found two beautiful stamps that were perfect. But . . . I wanted to stick with white on white. Remember? I knew white embossing on white would not show up well enough. What to do. I ended up creating the sentiment in silver embossing. Elegant, yes? 

I was so enamored with the texture, texture, texture of this card, I am including a few more photos that show the drama of the embossing.




Heartfelt
Smiles.







26 comments:

  1. Hi Linda...this is a beautiful card, so delicate! Thank you so much for sharing I'm totally blown away by it's intricate design! Looking forward to your next creative ideas you will share at the Fluster Buster Party! Lizy, your party co host

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  2. Your card is beautiful. I love the white on white look.

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  3. this is so pretty!!! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Found you at the Truly Lovely Link Up. :)

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  5. This is just plain beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  6. Gosh, that is such a beautiful card.The recipient is going to be delighted with it.

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  7. Looks great! So elegant! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-5.html

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  8. What a gorgeous card! I am totally stunned by it. I love both of your linkups this week.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  9. Stunning card, Linda! I love the idea of two hearts become one, because that's spot-on for a wedding :-)

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  10. It's a beautiful card, Linda! I love the texture to it.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden Hop! : )

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  11. Hi Linda, your wedding paper is really elegant and romantic! If I wasn't already married I would for my wedding! Kisses from Italy. Paola from
    http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it/

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  12. Beautiful card! I really like the heart! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  13. Such a beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week at the hop :)

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  14. So so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  15. What a beautiful card. I would frame it for sure. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the clean idea of white on white. I have had several blouses like that and am always attracted to that look. Great job!

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  18. Love the card, but can you tell us what dues and embossing folders you used?
    Shelagh

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  19. Very elegant and unique! I love this card!

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  20. wow this is so beautiful, I found it on Pinterest and I love it. what a beautiful job you did love all that texture and the heart idea!!

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  21. I love this card and would like to make a wedding invite from it. Can you tell us the dimensions etc... Thanks. Or e-mail me the dimensions thanks. Bridget22868@gmail

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  22. Hey!! Adorable wedding card. I am in love with this card. Going to have a creative handmade card for my wedding that will be arranged at one of Seattle venues. Will look for ideas to make a nice one. Want to have incredible one for my big day.

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