Thursday, August 4, 2011

Elegant Wedding Congrats Card!

It is that time of year where many of us find ourselves in need of wedding or shower cards. I have chosen to share this one as it is quick and easy and utilizes an inexpensive object found at a dollar store. Which object do you think that is? You may have guessed it, the wire heart. But do you know what its intended purpose is? It along with its partner used to be earrings. Yes, I could have wire wrapped my own piece and usually do make alot of my embellishments by hand, but this time it really was more feasible to use this embellishment. Just remove the earring wire and insert a crystal brad. Of course the beautiful papers in this card also add to the elegance. The base card is charcoal shimmer card stock. The congrats was die cut and adhered to the card then the card front was embossed using an embossing folder. Beautiful printed chiyogami papers from the Japanese Paper Place were used on a square of coaster board for added dimension, then the embellishment was layered on top. To finish the design the panel was then layered onto a die cut label from Spellbinder's. I love the color pallette in this card and the Chiyogami paper - so much so that I used this color combination and papers to create a tea bag folded design in my most recent book Tea Bag Folding Through The Seasons, just click on the photo at the top right for access to view some of the designs in this book. If you are in the Calgary area, Paper Pastimes carries a wide variety of beautiful Chiyogami papers that I am sure you will love!  Hope you like this card!
Creatively yours,

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