I made a Real Red 5 3/4" square card base and added a black mat. I then decorated the white panel before adhering it to the black mat - making sure everything was perfect first! I stamped the Medallion in Real Red ink. I used the gorgeous heart stamp from the retired SU! Always set and the matching Always in Bloom wheel. The elegant Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder was ideal for a wedding card I thought so I embossed my red strip with that and layered it on a black mat. I embossed the hearts with white embossing powder and cut them out. I stamped the wheel in Real Red ink on Whisper White CS and punched out a circle which I matted on red and black layers to cover the Medallion centre. I computer generated the sentiment using the Nuptial BT font, stamped the wheel above and below the words, punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and added a red mat. I placed two punched butterflies on the circle and blinged them with Swarovski crystals. The sentiment and hearts were popped up and I used a ticket corner punch on the white panel before attaching it to the black mat. I then blinged the corners with more crystals.
This last photo shows how I decorated the front of the envelope with the stamped wheel, a CS strip and a punched eyelet border.
I liked how the card turned out and I'm very happy to say that Kath liked it too, phew, what a relief!
Huge thanks to Karen for providing the inspiration for this card! I was a bit dubious about joining Pinterest at first 'cos I could tell I could waste huge amounts of time if I wasn't disciplined! However, I'm loving it now for getting ideas. I like how I can store stuff on boards instead of in favourites files which means I can always find the card instead of trying to remember the name of the blog I favourited or where I stored the card photo. If my computer crashes I won't lose anything 'cos it's stored on a website Plus the card is usually linked to the post on the original creators blog so I can give credit. It's a lovely surprise when I see one of my own cards that someone else has pinned - and when I see cards from other bloggers I know. If I need a chuckle the humor section is always worth checking out. As well as cards I've seen lots of other useful and interesting ideas - home decor, storage solutions and hand made gifts for example. I'm wanting to try a home made sugar scrub for sure! I have CASEd quite a few cards I've pinned on Pinterest so it seems to be working successfully for me so far. I've now added a Pinterest button to my blog sidebar - you'll see my boards if you click on it. I really enjoy it and would recommend it - with caution - it CAN suck a LOT of time if you're not careful LOL!
Stamps: SU! Always set & Always in Bloom wheel, sentiment from Penny Black
CS: SU! Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Real Red, VersaMark & Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Decorative Label & Ticket Corner punches, SU! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterflies punch
Embellishments & accessories: Swarovski clear crystals, 3d foam pads