Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Do…

100_3576  …love a wedding!  Hubby and I attended a wedding for a couple of friends of ours over the weekend.  It was really a beautiful wedding!  After listening to the bride talk of all the wedding planning for the past year, it was so nice to see it all come together so beautifully.  Of course, the bride was simply beautiful as well.  The dress was gorgeous.

     Naturally, I made a special card for the happy couple.  I’ve been trying to make a tone-on-tone card for quite some time now.  Each and every time I’d sit down to try, I’d blow it and have to add a splash of color.  Therefore, the card would take on a whole new direction.  Well, finally, I made the card that I set out to make!  I’m so pleased with the outcome.


     In my opinion, to achieve the tone-on-tone look, you have to have lots of texture to set the layers apart from one another (that’s just my opinion).  I began with a sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  I started by running a layer through the Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I cut the next layer out with the Top Note Bigz Die and textured it with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate.  I used the flat rubber and the Tea Stained ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit to highlight the embossed images.  It gives it a defined and antiqued look, just enough to set the layers apart without compromising the tone-on-tone look.   The sentiment is from the Word Play set, punched with the Decorative Label punch.  A Jewel Basic Rhinestone adds just a bit of bling to the card.  Some Victoria Crochet Trim and Very Vanilla 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon wraps around the Top Note layer.  Of course, I cheated on the bow…holding it together with the beautiful Antique Brad.

    Such a gorgeous card and quite simple to make.  I did have to restrain from adding a bit of color.  I tossed around a layer of Baja Breeze behind the Top Note layer.  It looked nice and hubby liked it but my want for tone-on-tone finally won out!  I’m glad it did!  What do you think?  Your comments are welcome :)

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to stick with the original plan and don’t let outside forces sway you…not today anyway ;)



All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.



  1. Great minds think alike Leslee! I have recently completed a wedding card too (for an upcoming challenge) and have used lots of texture, white ribbon and the same sentiment stamp!! Love you version, absolutely perfect to celebrate the day. You will have to wait a little longer to see mine!

  2. Beautiful ... and looks like you and Paula have been comparing notes. Hugs xxaxx