Monday, May 4, 2009

White Wedding....

Hi all! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! It feels like spring has finally sprung! And.... with spring comes weddings! My hubby's cousin is going get married here soon so, I spent some time making a white on white wedding card. FYI: These are not the easiest cards to take a photo of!



I used white paper, silver pearl embossing powder, and pearl striped paper. The stamps are from Inky Antics and are pretty old! Actually these are some of the first stamps I bought when I started stamping 10 years ago! The saying is a stamp called Love is a Canvas and the leaf is called Leafy Stem.


To make the card, I stamped and embossed the saying with the silver pearl powder and then started making a frame around it by embossing the leaves around it. After I made the frame, I stamped the leaves on a piece of scrap and embossed them as well, so that I could cut them out and layer them over my original frame. The little pop up circles are actually just pieces of pearl paper that I punched with a 1/8" hole punch. They were popped up by putting them on a piece of foam paper and molding them with a fine tip stylus. After I assembled, I punched a heart out of the pinstripe pearl paper and put it at the top center of my frame. Now, in order to get my leaves to pop up just right, I did use silicone glue instead of foam tape. That way, I could situate the leaves and let them dry at the different angles.

EDITED TO ADD: Shirley asked this question: "Could you please explain a bit more about how you curved the leaves and how to use the silicone glue? Do you curve the leaf and then just put a dot of glue at the tip? Or is the glue what is pushing up the high part of the leaf?"

Shirley, I use a tool that is a paper sculpting tool. I tried to find it on line but couldn't! It's that old! It is a plastic tool with a curved end. You can also use a metal baby spoon and holding the leaves in your hand run (with some pressure) the spoon over the leaf. This will mold and curve the leaves. After that, use some silicone glue or E6000 (type of glue) and situate the glue on different parts of the leaf to angle them in different ways. The neat thing about using silicone glue is - it is pretty dense. So, if you create a glob on the back, it will stay that glob until you push and situate it on your paper. Leave it overnight and your leaves will stay exactly as you positioned them! Hope this answers your question Shirley!

Here's a close up!
It's a good thing I don't have to mail this card - I am afraid even bubble wrap would smoosh it! It was a fun card to make though. This could be a nice anniversary card as well!

Hope you have a great start to your week! See you back here soon!

25 comments:

Janine said...

This is gorgeous Julie~~ Have a great week!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card, Julie. Very clever idea. Hope all is well!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beautiful card. Love the white on white. Mom

Crystal said...

Elegant and very pretty, Julie !

judy said...

Gorgeous card! I love the white on
white, the sentiment and layout.

mochamama said...

wow darlin, this is so elegant and beautiful!!!! Love it

purplestamper316 said...

Wow! This is soooo elegant :) It would be beautiful framed and displayed on a night stand! Thanks for sharing :)

sharon d said...

This is so lovely! Could you please explain a bit more about how you curved the leaves and how to use the silicone glue? Do you curve the leaf and then just put a dot of glue at the tip? Or is the glue what is pushing up the high part of the leaf? It is so beautiful!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! WOW! The white on white is so impressive. Who wouldn't want to get this card.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! WOW! The white on white is so impressive. Who wouldn't want to get this card.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Linda Bandow said...

Julie: This is a mind blower....deceptively simple and really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Silke said...

WOW - Julie - this card is absolutely stunning!!! Love the white on white with the pearl embossing!!! The happy couple is gonna love this card :)!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for inspiration!

Lesli said...

This card is one of the most elegant handmade cards I have seen! Absolutely beautiful work!

wandykj said...

Gorgeous card! They will definitely keep this card forever as a special keepsake of their wedding day!

Wanda

Butternut Sage Designs said...

this card is scrumptious!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, this is gorgeous, Julie! I love white on white, especially with the embossing. So elegant, yet sweet and pure. I know white is so hard to photograph, but you captured it wonderfully!

Anonymous said...

HOLY SMOKE, MACARONI AND COW!!! MY GOD!!!
this is incredible!!! i'm shock that i can't be speechless. it looks like from hallmark and this is better. it is so intricate. it's perfect- you are so talented, Julie- it's whooa! god you're awesome- i would never think of this.

your lia sophia girl,
Lovely gdc.

SueB said...

An incredibly beautiful and elegant card, Julie - TFS!

Karen W said...

This is so pretty and elegant!!

Teri said...

Breathtaking! How gorgeous! I love this card.

dpkennedy said...

This is just stunning! The white on white is so elegant!

Anonymous said...

It's such a delicate and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing such a great talent!!!

Edelmira

ChristineCreations said...

Well HOW GOOOOOOHHHRgeous! So elegant and classy!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Such a beautiful card!