Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Something Borrowed & Something Blue

Today's card is the final wedding card I'll need for our family for 2017. I was inspired by sketch #367 @ the Paper Players and it will be entered @ Happy Little Stampers for "October Anything Goes with Dies", @ Shopping Our Stash for "That's Sketchy" and @ Ike's World for "Anything Goes -Celebrations". 

The tiny wooden stamp I used is from a retired tag set from Stampin' Up and the larger sentiments set is also retired but from Close To My Heart. Both of the dies are from Spellbinder's. The A2 card base and white cardstock layer are a beautiful white shimmer paper, the silver is a shiny mirror paper and the blue wrap with the lace actually came from the wedding invitation itself -so I did a little bit of recycling to make it more personal for my nephew and his new bride.

This is a rather simple card, with just the layers and sentiment stamping, but I did need to utilize the stamp omitting technique to fit the sentiment on the front of the card the way that I wanted to. What that means is that I used the small square sticky note to cover up and ink the separate portions of the stamp so that only the Best Wishes was stamped on the diecut label and the rest on the actual card front. 

This took several steps to get just right in the spacing, but that's where the beauty of a stamp positioning tool comes into play. I played with some scrap paper and gray ink under the diecut frames until I got everything just right and then I committed to the actual card pieces with embossing ink and silver powder. I made sure to also use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to reduce the static on my card stock and keep the embossing powder where it belonged.

The finished card is clean, simple and personalized...hopefully they like it as much as I do, lol! I used foam dot adhesive to pop up the layers of the diecuts. I also heat embossed the inside sentiment. Now all I have to do is wrap the gift before Sunday!

Until next time~


  1. Lovely card and great design - excellent!
    Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges!
    Good luck!

  2. Fabulous - love the crisp, clean look of this piece and what a brilliant idea to re-use the wrap :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    IKE xx

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  3. What a gorgeous card! So elegant and perfect for a wedding! Love that wide strip of lace against the blue - so, so pretty!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use something from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    You can find the current link up here:

  4. Oh wow... I love this (always love navy blue)... But I really love that you've used a wedding invite on this-- how poetic, haha! Great assemblage. Thanks for linking this beauty at SOS this week.

  5. Beautiful card for the Bride and Groom to be!
    Lovely touch to use the lacy wrap to personalize the card!
    Thanks for getting sketchy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

  6. Your nephew and his bride will cherish this gorgeous wedding card! I love the navy and the way you recycled the pretty lace! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  7. Gorgeous card, love the combination of silver and navy blue, so elegant and beautiful.
    The fact you used the delicate and lovely lace from the Wedding invitation to create this card is awesome, I guarantee they will keep it and treasure it always.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play along next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  8. Your wedding cared is so pretty Kathy - the lace is beautiful against the navy and your card will surely make a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  9. That blue lace is incredibly beautiful and gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  10. very pretty, love the colors
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  11. what a beautiful keepsake card, love that you "recycled" the lace to make it extra special! fabulous take on the sketch, as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  12. OOO Gorgeous creation and fabulous walkthrough on your artwork :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us for out 100th challenge at IKEsWORLD :) :) Hugs Mimi DT

    1. thanks so much and congrats on this being your 100th challenge!!!