Here's what I've got for you today...
First up, a simple yet elegant wedding card with a pop of color. I started by impressing a block of Rustic White cardstock with the one of the new and gorgeous Impression Plates, included in this months release, Damask Designs. I then attached the impressed cardstock block to a Rustic White card base with dimensional adhesive.Die cut a Mat Stack #5 from Rustic White cardstock and stamped it with a vase and the orchid (my favorite image from this set), in Palette Noir. Then colored the orchid blossoms with a couple of Copic markers. Stamped "Wedded Bliss" (which is a single sentiment stamp) in True Black and wrapped the mat with white silk ribbon and attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive.Next up, a hostess thank you. I had a ton of fun creating this card, especially this hand stamped background. Using Label Basics, I took almost all the angled rectangular labels and randomly stamped them onto a Fine Linen card base in Fresh Snow ink. Within the labels, I randomly stamped the liner vase images from Gracious Vases also in Fresh Snow. Love the way this turned out!To create the focal point, I started by stamping the large angled rectangular label in Chia Vintage Touch ink and then cut it out by hand. To ensure proper alignment of the stamped vases, I drew a light pencil line for me to follow. This is not a necessary step, but some of you may find it helpful. Also, a cardstock strip makes the perfect straight edge!Next, I stamped the four solid vases along the pencil line, also in Chia Vintage Touch ink, and then erased the line.Placed a mask over one of the vases and stamped the orchid in Aqua Mist.Removed the mask and stamped the sentiment. This sentiment was perfectly placed and stamped (in Dark Chocolate) using three separate sentiment stamps included in Gracious Vases. I love how this allowed me to not only create the perfect sentiment, but also to create a visual flow across the vases.Finally, I masked off a couple more vases and then stamped with fillers, in Spring Moss.Attached the label to the card base with dimensional adhesive and trimmed off the edge. Finished the card off with a couple ribbon tabs and a Fine Linen button.
That's it from me today, but I'd love to know what you think of Gracious Vases so far! Don't miss the rest of the the happenings for today. Dawn McVey, Heather Nichols, Melissa Bickford, Alli Miles & Lizzie Jones are showcasing their own new sets. Nichole Heady & Erin Lincoln have even more new goodies to share with you too.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a super one!
- Stamps: Gracious Vases
- Ink: True Black & Palette Noir
- Cardstock: Rustic White
- Accessories: 1/4" White Silk Ribbon, Copic Markers, Mat Stack #5 Die & Damask Design Impression Plate
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