Thank you for stopping by my blog today! As a monthly event, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world are highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project.
The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so I would love it if you would pop on over and vote for my project *smiling sweetly*! You can do that here. Scroll down to the bottom of the gallery to find me. Voting is done by clicking on the heart that appears in the upper right hand corner of the picture when you hover your mouse over it. And you get to vote for your five favourites … everyone really appreciates you voting, and the bonus is that you will get so much inspiration from all the talented paper artists who submit projects.
The theme for this highlight is Weddings and there is a wonderful variety of different ideas all grouped together on one page!
My card is one I created for a very special wedding … my nephew and niece live just around the corner and we are very fortunate to share in their life as they embark on a lifelong journey.
I wanted to give Jeremy and Andréa a jar full of all our wishes for their life together and converting that into card form was easy with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. The shaker front was created by die cutting the largest jar shape out of the centre of a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to which I adhered a panel of Gold Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Paper Stack. Some Window Sheet and the Foam Adhesive Strips from Stampin’ Up! are essential elements … the foam strips are fabulous for shakers as they allow lots of space for all sorts of shaker bits to move freely.
In this instance, I used some pearly seed beads and sequins in my shaker – a left over “bits and bobs” stash from long dead sewing days. I also printed out every good wish I wanted to pass on to the wedding couple and cut them out to include in the jar (make sure they are all facing up the right way), as well as including the cut out hearts from the bottom section of the card.
There is a little bit of gold embossing with the Wedding Wishes greeting (from the Rose Wonder stamp set) and also for the jar lid (from Jar of Love stamp set). I have wrapped Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the lid element before adhering with Stampin’ Dimensionals so I could tie the “For You” tag to the jar.
I adore shaker cards, but my most favourite part of this card after the shaker is these flowers! This card was just a little “bare” at the bottom. The white words on the gold designer series paper are lovely but just not enough to balance this card. I die cut the row of hearts (also in the Everyday Jars Framelits) along the bottom (and included the cut out hearts in the shaker), but it still needed something else.
A bouquet of flowers is a fitting addition! The flowers are from the Jar of Love stamp set. Two step stamping in Sahara Sand ink created a soft creamy flower, perfect for the muted tones of this card. And I used the backing sheet of light brown paper from the Window Sheet to create the paper wrap for a bouquet of flowers.
The inside of the card is relatively simple with another row of diecut hearts, again utilising those super cute little die cut gold hearts scattered over the page.
I have already taken a quick peak at the gallery of wedding cards this month, and they are fantastic! So much great inspiration on one page. Pop over to Kylie’s International Blog Highlight page to check out all the projects and vote for your five favourite cards. I am hoping mine is amongst them, but you are going to have some hard decisions to make! 🙂
Thanks so much!
The 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and Occasions Catalogue retiring list is out (PDF) and the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack is still on this list (as of 12th April am) … along with so many other great bargains. But I will warn you, things are already selling out, so get in really quickly and order anything off the list you might want … before it is gone forever!!! If you are ordering online, don’t forget to use the April host code to share in the goodies at the end of the month.