Sunday, August 3, 2014

Annual Inspirations Hop #3

Since I'm winging my way back to Spokane today after spending a few days with my family for my brother's wedding, I figured that today was a good day to share with you the card I made for the happy couple Thursday night before I got to packing. I wish I was more organized...but the happiness and love was still there in my last minute craftiness!
I saw this awesome (and simple) sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Knowing I was short on time, simple was important. Their colors/theme were purple and sunflowers, a little bit country, a little bit fancy.  The card is hung off the white gift bag that held their gift so it's sentimental and useful too! While pressed for time, this was still a wedding card, so it needed some love and I grabbed my new Gold Embossing powder and my very, very old heat gun and got to work.
I inked up my new Chevron embossing folder with Colonial White pigment ink and pressed it onto Colonial White Cardstock to imprint the chevron pattern. Then I coated it in the new gold powder and heated it up. Strips of Gold Shimmer tape stood in for the three stripes in the sketch. I Stamped some sunflowers and tiny purple flowers using one of my favorite new sets called Lifetime of Happiness. That's also where I got the sentiment that I embossed on purple CS. I layered all my little handmade goodies on with foam tape and topped them off with the new gold sequins, bitty sparkles, and platinum Stickles. I hope the love I have for my brother and his beautiful bride shines through! 

Here's the Blog Hop linky party again - keep checking back for more Annual Inspirations happiness through August 7th!


Shelly Nemitz said...

WOW ... Just WOW! I didn't even know there was such a thing as inking up an embossing folder!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Simply stunning! What a fabulous idea to do heat embossing with the folder.

Nancy Ball said...

Wonderful card, I love all of the gold.

Jennifer Reynard said...

Wow, absolutely love your card!! One of the nicest ones I have seen in a long time! Love how you used the embossing folder as a stamp! That is a "must try" for me!!! The recipients must have loved your card!!!!


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