Hello My Friends
We have a wonderful Blog Hop for you today with the theme of "Wedding Dreams" and I can't wait for you to see the gorgeous projects that have been created. If you are starting here (Cynthia Millan) then Welcome! Or if you've just arrived from one of the other blogs then...well...also welcome! Please feel free to visit every one (the list is at the bottom of this post) and don't forget to leave comments since as you know, us bloggers are absolute junkies when it comes to comments! :)
Now to talk about my Project. "Wedding" and "dreams", for me, meant I wanted something soft. I began with the idea of staying white-on-white. I stamped the flourish from the First Sight stamp set with versamark and heat embossed white powder to make a lovely and subtle background. Then the floral image from the Best Thoughts hostess set was treated the same way, cut out with a Label framelit and layered over the background mat and ... close but not quite. The card was too subtle to be effective.
|Close up of coloured flowers and white embossed background|
Out came my trusted Blender Pens. A quick painting of the flowers with Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz inks and I was much happier. Still subtle. Still soft. And still very dreamy.
Now with that little bit of colour, my white-on-white could be stepped up a bit. I hand cut a Pink Pirouette label shape just larger than my focal image piece and layered it behind. Yes, you heard me correctly, I hand-cut that pink label shape. Thank heavens for our trusty Stampin' Up! Paper Snips. Precise and accurate cuts and easy to handle. Love them!
|Close up of embossed background and metallic silver thread detailing|
For my sentiment I chose one from the Suite Sayings set in the Occasions catalogue. Don't you think it is just perfect? When you find the right spouse (and I am truly happy to say that I sure did), nothing else matters and Forever really does begin that day!
As a last addition, I wanted to include a few filmy, floating silver metallic loops. I have really loved these metallic threads in our catalogue. I hope they stick around to the next one!
The focal piece was mounted on the embossed white mat using dimensionals and a thin Pink Pirouette mat was added behind that. Once layered on a white card, the effect was complete.
At least - I "think" it is complete. You tell me. Do you think I achieved my goal? A soft and dreamy wedding card to mark the occasion of the beginning of 'Forever'? Leave me a comment and let me know. And don't forget to visit the rest of our hoppers too to see the gorgeous creations that they created.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and plan to come back soon. God Bless, ~Cynthia <><