Card Recognition

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wedding cards

I mentioned last week that I'd had my first custom card order from someone I didn't know, so I've been trying to come up with the perfect card for the bride to give to her husband on their wedding day.  You gals will understand why I can happily spend hours on this project, for a card that I have undersold and will probably not even cover the material costs, right?  My mother thinks I'm crazy...    Anyway, here are the top three finalists.  The first card was originally this card, but I changed the sentiment and embossed the clouds.

This card is great, except for the minor oops of smearing the sentiment while the ink was still drying on the vellum.  I haven't figured out how to fix it, take the card apart and try again?  Paper pierce the sentiment on in kraft? I have half embosssed the vellum for this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge.

And this card is a redo of the card I made for a Saint Patrick's Day wedding, another custom order (but I know the lovely mother-of-the groom).  She picked up the card yesterday and was so happy with it she tipped me.  I also went totally out of my comfort zone to create this distressed/shabby/many layer look, just for Yvonne's Do More With Less "Get Out of Your Comfort Zone" challenge.  And yes Karen the ribbon tabs are in your honor.  Once again I did another half embossed vellum sheet for PTI's Make It Monday.  Which one do you think she's going to pick?

Materials: 1st card, PTI Mat Stack 3 stamp and die, homemade digital sentiment, My Mind's Eye Love Me Do patterned paper, PTI cloud dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch, Brillance Rocket Red ink, Stampin Up black ink, vellum, Making Memories white eyelets, white card stock

2nd card, PTI kraft card stock, Mint Motif cloud stamp, PTI MAt stack 2 frame, Fillable Frames #11 sentiment, Versafine black ink, PTI heart print die, red paper from my scrap pile, Cuttlebug embossing folder, vellum, Brillance white ink, sharpie black marker, Tim Holtz ornamental die, Spellbinders Label #8, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch

3rd card: Tattered Angels chipboard butterfly (thank you Laurel), Tattered Angels graphite glimmer mist, Gina K Designs sentiment (thank you Giesle), Stampin Up oval scallop punch, Versacolor rocket red ink ink, vellum, Tim Holtz embossing folder, white card stock, PTI kraft card stock, Fiskars rotary scallop cutter, red American crafts ribbon, homemade digital sentiment, PTI Mat Stack 3 die


Erica said...

3 great cards! Love those embossed clouds!

yyam said...

Oh they are all lovely Erin. I love the shabby chic one. You had me at that butterfly! And those pops of red...:) The first one with the clouds is pretty dreamy too...but then I have a thing for clouds

Thanks for playing along with my guest Michelle's challenge Erin! :)

P/s: I don't think you are crazy getting excited about an order....nobody's offered to buy anything custom made from I think it's super exciting!!!

Karen B. said...

Erin, you know these are all fabulous cards! She will have to pick what she likes, you've offered up some great goods! About the middle one, since you were asking. I think that you could stamp your sentiment on a thin piece of cardstock and run it under your frame, over the oops sentiment, and under the circle. There is a natural division anyway with your partial embossing (which looks really cool!) I think you've got shabby nailed too. And I've got to comment on this too, love love love the two red ribbon tabs.

jen said...

I think they're all awesome- and you won't believe which is my fave- the kraft! (I think Karen has offered a GREAT option for a fix rather than redo!)- I know you thought I'd pick the shabby one! :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wonderful creations here Erin! Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Yvonne's blog.