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Monochromatic Wedding Card

Eek! It's my first blog post. Ever. And I am so glad you're here! 

Today I am sharing the card I made for my niece's June wedding. I'm usually not a fan of the look you get from foiling the negative (leftover) pieces from other projects, but here's the truth about this card:

I had already pieced together a white on white background using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Simple Plaid die. I'd laid it to the side because I wasn't sure how to use it yet. I also had many, many foiled leftovers from making cards with the PinkFresh Studio Simplest Gestures hot foil plate. 

On a whim, I foiled one of the leftovers. And then I stood back and thought Well, I'll never use that. I tossed it into the Someday Card Parts Pile, and it happened to land on top of the white plaid background. 

<insert dramatic heavenly choir music>

Even laying haphazardly in the Someday pile, it was stunning. 

At this point, the card came together pretty quickly. I cut the SSS Clustered Leaves from vellum and layered on the SSS Outline Clustered Leaves in white, and then positioned these on the white plaid background, so the leaves hung off the edges.

I layered up a few of the flower die cuts for dimension and added those to the top left corner of the card. For the sentiment, I cut the Love sentiment from Hero Arts from DIY foiled paper and added a foiled "celebrate" from the Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer set. Finally, I added a few Gina K Clear Dew Drops


To personalize the envelope, I stamped and (double) heat embossed the couple's names using the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script set. Side Note: If you love the look of calligraphy but don't have the skills, THIS set will save your life! 

I blended on Gina K inks in Sea Glass and Ocean Mist, and maybe Blue Lagoon (the wedding color) --  heavier in the center and fading out to nothingness --  and then splattered on some seriously ancient Apple Barrel gold acrylic paint. 



On the inside, I added a gold foiled die cut, which was an exclusive product from Scrapbook & Cards Today's September 2022 Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking event.

I hope this has inspired you to dig into your own Someday pile and see what's worth a second look!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Tammy








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  1. Welcome to Blogging! You are a natural writer! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have the past 16 years! Your wedding card is really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! Your blogging stamina is inspiring!

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  2. Welcome to blogging! This card is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by for this maiden voyage!

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  3. Wow what beautiful card!! Congrats to your first blog post!!

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  5. Congrats on your first blog post!! Your wedding card to your niece is absolutely stunning! Hope she loved it!!!

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