I am back!
My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting my family and my homeland but now we are back and it’s time to get into the swing of things again. Starting with my poor wee (forgive me, I was just in Scotland) blog!
The main reason for our visit was to attend the wedding of my cousin Jennifer. It seems only appropriate to start with the card I made for them.
I took some cues from her invitation and used a piece of burlap that had been languishing in my stash for far too long. It was challenging to adhere but I LOVE the effect! I think I need to use the rest of the sheet to scrapbook the wedding itself! (And maybe see if I can find some more.)
Her invitation also contained hits of yellow and a mason jar image. Lucky for me the Surf’s Up kit I created in August had lots of yellow in it as well as a sheet of Dear Lizzy stickers containing this mason jar one.
Can you say serendipitous?!
The MR & MRS were more time consuming to make than sticking down pre-made alphas (which I didn’t have in my stash in the colours and/or size I wanted). I used stamps and embossing powder and then fussy cut them out. I do not have yellow or gold embossing powder (consider it on my list of must have items to get!!) so I used some yellow stamping ink and clear embossing powder instead. The ‘&’ stamp was a clear one so placing it directly over the already stamped image – when I was adding the Versamark ink on top of the yellow ink – was easy.
I wanted my ‘MR’ and ‘MRS’ letters to feel almost as dimensional as Thickers so added several layers of embossing powder. This is fairly simple to do. When you heat the embossing powder to melt it, it stays warm for a bit. While it’s still warm, dip it into more embossing powder and reheat. Do this as many times as it takes to get the thickness you want.
At the wedding I realized just how perfect this card was. Check out some of these shots of the decorations.
Honestly, all I had for inspiration was the invitation!
One last photo – the happy couple. Mr and Mrs Wilson!!
I’ve got a lot of posts to get caught up on this week so come back every day to see what’s new. Oh, and did you see that Amanda Robinson Studios is having a Creative Team call? I love being on her team and am happy to be continuing on. If you love to use your Silhouette and want to work with one of a kind images then you need to apply. Go here for all the details.