Tuesday, June 26, 2012


We had a surprise wedding to attend on Saturday... yup, found out about it on Friday night, so I was a bit rushed to make a card with less than 24 hours notice.  Now, I'm normally the type to procrastinate anyway, so I guess it wasn't that out of my comfort zone to rush a card.

I was totally inspired by a card featured on the Hero Arts Blog... by melstampz.  This card totally caught my eye and I knew I wanted to try one for myself.  Although this background stamp can be used for all occasions, I thought it would make a nice wedding card.

So I stamped the image on watercolor paper and embossed it with pearl embossing powder.  This is the first time I'm using that pearly powder, and I love it! Tried to get a shot so you can see the pearly-ness.  Then I colored in the flowers using my distress pens and TH water brush.  Then moved onto the leaves.  I did another version where I also colored in the background as well.

After I was done "painting", I matted the card onto some gold cardstock and tied a ribbon around it.  BTW- I could not for the life of me find pink sheer ribbon. Can you believe it?  I have TONS of ribbon, but couldn't find it in pink.. so I made my own!    Got my white sheer ribbon and just swiped my Spun Sugar Distress Ink pad over the top and then dried it with my heat gun.  Good enough for me!

I love this card so much I'm thinking of using this techinique in an upcoming class. Maybe if we ever do Stamp Camp 2!

And in case you haven't visited my Sister Stamps blog lately, please check it out!  We are celebrating our 1 year birthday with some candy!  Head on over every day this week for good fun!  Oh yah, and don't forget to check my make 'n take schedule next week on Oahu.. Hilo schedule coming soon!


eva said...

wow, jenny, this card is so pretty!! love the pearl-y embossing!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh way, what a gorgeous card. Bet the happy couple loved it. I has a very nice shimmer to it.

Leanne said...

O Jenny! This is gorgeous!! I would love to try something like this!! Love that pearly look, it's really elegant.
Thanks for the tip on the ribbon, you're awesome!

Elena said...

Wow such a pretty card! I need to make a wedding card too. I need to get back into my crafting mode very soon. TFS!

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jenny! I loved Mel's card when I saw it at HA, and you did an excellent job of casing it!

Linda said...

Oi! How's you? Making your own pink ribbon! Right on GF - do your thang! Beautiful wedding card Jenny - love it! Miss you, Kimmie