February 28, 2011

Wedding Day Revisited

Hi friends, can you believe it's March already? Today the Papertrey Senior Team is revisiting a previously released set called Wedding Day. It's full of elegant, script sentiments and scrolled images. I have two cards for you today....one formal wedding card and also a more whimsical every day type card. For both of my cards I used Pretty Pastels patterned paper, the Parisian Lace doily die, White Shimmer cardstock, butterfly dies, Clearly Creative Cardstock and Fillable Frames #4 stamp set (second card) and coordinating die + Fillable Frames #1 stamp (for first card)...oh, and gold embossing powder.

First up is the wedding card. To me, there is nothing that fancies up a card more than embossing powder. I cut my Fillable Frame #4, then embossed the frame stamp and sentiments.
The raised, gold embossing looks so pretty on the shimmery white cardstock. And when paired with the Fillable Frames dies and stamps, it almost looks like a store bought sticker embellishment. The Parisian Lace doily die in the background adds some frill to the card.
I've been loving the butterflies lately so I did some experimenting with our Creatively Clear Cardstock. It cuts like a dream with our dies. I used a bottom patterned paper butterfly, then the clear cardstock, then a smaller butterfly from the Love Lives Here collection. I stitched through all the layers easily with my sewing machine. By leaving the threads long, I created butterfly antennas with the little snippets of thread. A satin ribbon finishes off the card front. A very pretty card to give to a happy little couple just starting their journey in life.
Next up I used the same paper line and stamps but just switched out a few of the colors and elements.
I used the *many thanks* image and a decorative circle stamp from Wedding Day to create a more whimsical, every day greeting card. I love it when stamp sets are versatile like that. Again, the gold embossing looks very pretty when stamped on a Fillable Frame cut from the White Shimmer cardstock.
I made another butterfly embellishment using the same technique as above. So pretty to fluff up the wings and see those shiny clear wings peeking through. The oval circle is from Wedding Day also, stamped with Plum Pudding ink.
If you'll take a look at the buttons on my card, I used Pine's tip from her Make It Monday video this week.....scatter buttons in a visual triangle to lead the eye around the card. To tie the button around the thick Saddle Stitch ribbon, I did not tie a knot in the ribbon. I simply overlapped the ribbon and then secured it with the button twine that I threaded through the button holes and around the ribbon. This really eliminates the bulky knot of a tied ribbon. A little snippet of a Parisian Lace doily sticks out from under the ribbon.
It was so fun to revisit one of the older Papertrey sets. I heard a caller ask a question this week as to whether we use our older stamps. I know I do...I keep all of my sets and mix and match them up quite frequently. We all know it's fun to rip into our new packages but why not set out 1-2 older sets from our stash a month? It's a good way to challenge ourselves to use more of our goodies. Maybe I'll even start setting out older sets On The Shelf occasionally.
Thank you so much for joining me today. Don't forget to visit the other Senior Team blogs + Nichole for more samples using Wedding Day:


diana said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors, paper, layers, butterflies! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Janice Boon said...

Love to see hw stamps are re-visited and love how you've created the card!

Unknown said...

What I love is how versatile these stamps are that gorgeous background paper can be created with them! Your triple layered butterfly is beautiful:)

Diane said...

Gorgeous projects as always...love those layered butterflies!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW Mish, these are really exquisite!!! I love how the gold embossing pops against the soft, pastel colors, really stunning!

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Stunning cards Mish! I love your tip about tieing ribbon to top off with a button. I have been struggling to make a non-bulky solution for this look for ages!

Sonya said...

WOW--that's gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossing!

Deirdre said...

Just love your cards Michelle, such soothing pictures to look at this morning. Is it me or have you changed your blog banner? Either way, anything with butterflies just floats my boat. Happy Spring!

Vintage Rose said...

just beautiful. love the colors.

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