Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding PPA challenge

This weeks PPA theme challenge was well timed, because I had to make a Wedding card for my son's nanny who is getting married later this month. I can't wait for the wedding because my son is her ring bearer and my daughter will be walking him down the aisle as a junior bridesmaid. I will definitely share pictures after the wedding. I decided to use my wedding colours for this card, and she is using red & white anyhow, so it fit. My wedding colours were burgundy (or rather a deep red), black and cream. Stampin' Up!'s Bravo Burgundy is a bit to brown a Burgundy but thankfully we have the BEAUTIFUL new Cherry Cobbler! I am going to be using this colour a lot!

This card took me a while. I started out with one vision, that wasn't working for me, switched almost completely and then came up with this design. I don't actually have any wedding images (perhaps I should be putting some on my wish list....) but I have seen a ton of cards made with the adorable Bride and Groom hearts. And they were really easy to make. The really cool thing about this card however is that the ribbon closes the card! You have to untie it to open it! Fun huh?? I will list the instructions for this card below:

1. Fold a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock in half to form card base.
2. Decorate the background using the Baroque Border wheel and Basic Black ink. I used a Wheel Guide to ensure that my lines were straight.
3. Take a 2 1/4 x 3" piece of Cherry Cobler and punch out the corners with a Ticket Corner punch. Mount this to the top half of your card base using Dimensionals.
4. Punch out 2 large hearts in with Whisper White card stock and 1 heart in Basic Black.
5. Stamp the florish design heart from the I {Heart} Hearts set on one of the white hearts in Versamark ink. Sprinkle with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and heat with a heat gun. Then adhere pearls down the centre of the heart.
6. Using Paper Snips, snip 2/3 down the centre of the Basic Black heart. Now fold back the edges along the cut to make the lapels of the tux. Adhere this heart to the extra Whisper White one. Tie a knot in 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in the colour of your choice to make the bow tie and adhere to the heart. Using a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker make tux buttons on the shirt.
7. Adhere both completed hearts on top of your 2 1/4 x 3" Cherry Cobbler piece.
8. Take a piece 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White paper and stamp the "Love begins in a moment...." sentiment from the Occasional Quotes Hostess Level 3 set on it. Punch the corners of this piece using the Ticket Corner punch and then stamp a small heart in the bottom corner. (Note: I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write marker and a stamp from the Love you Much set but you could use any heart stamp you have. )
9. Using a craft knife cut a slit on the fold of the card about 2/3's of the way down wide enough for your ribbon to slide through. Slide your Whisper White Satin ribbon through the slot and adhere it to the inside of the card using Snail. Now adhere the Whisper White stamped piece on top of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the card and tie it in a bow on the front.
10. Stamp the "Congratulations on your Wedding Day"Sentiment from the Occasional Quotes Level 3 set on a piece of Basic Black card stock using Whisper White ink. Sprinkle with White Embossing powder and heat with your heat gun. Punch the sentiment out using a Wide Oval Punch and adhere it to the bottom right hand corner of your card front using Dimensionals.

And voila!! You now have an absolutely stunning Wedding card that anyone would love to receive!

Products used: All Stampin' Up
Stamp sets: Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3), I {Heart} Hearts, Love you Much, Baroque Border Wheel
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Versamark.
Accessories: Standard Wheel handle, Dimensionals, Heart Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Snips, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive Pearls, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Wide Oval Punch, craft knife, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Satin Ribbon.

I will now leave you with a picture of us on our wedding day. I can't believe it has almost been 5 years since this picture was taken. Look how young our daughter was?? She was only 6 1/2. How sweet!



Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous card! The Cherry Cobbler looks so rich! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Linda Callahan said...

Using the ribbon to open like that is so elegant! Pretty card! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Anonymous said...

I like how the Cherry Cobbler and black make it appear almost velvety! Too cute with the hearts as bride and groom, great job!

Ree Nathan said...

What an adorable card! I love the elegance and creativitye!!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats on being a PPA pick!


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