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Lustre and Linen Wedding

The night before last my landlady/friend knocked on my door and very sweetly asked if I could make her brother a wedding card for the day after. Of course I said yes, this is the card I came up with.   I immediately went thru my normal creative routine.  I pulled out everything that matched a wedding theme.  Can’t say I am a huge romantic so the wedding stuff is somewhat limited in my stash but I was able to pull out a few things including this beatiful wedding outfit below.  The stamp actually has the dress and the tux hung up on clothes hangers but I cut that part off.  wedding

This is really a fairly simple card, to remake it would take maybe 30 minutes even though I spent hours on this one.  I knew the embellishments that I wanted to use but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to do something with the items I chose that looked good.  I pulled at least 10 different sheets of cardstock out but nothing made me happy until all of a sudden it all came together and did it ever come together.  This was really a beautiful card if I don’t mind saying so myself.  My neighbor gasped a little bit when I gave it to her.  I used the new White Pearl Linen for the base and then my all time favorite Laser Silver Lustre for both the monogram oval, the wedding dress image and the inside sentiment.  The mat behind both those images was the Dark Silver Laser Lustre.  With all the ribbon I have I kept going back to the thin braided ribbon which I ended up attaching vertically (still have my fingers crossed that it will stay on lol).  It truly added dimension to the card.  Both the images were attached with pop up dots so that added another dimension to the card.

And then the inside…..I found the greatest sentiment to use for this wedding card online.  I am attaching the actual file that I printed on the Laser Silver Lustre text weight.wedding-quotesnames

I love love love this quote and my neighbor LOVED that their name was on the card. I always try to personalize my cards when possible.  I made an absolutely beautiful envelope out of the Laser Silver Lustre 12 x 12 with their name as Mr and Mrs stamped on the front.  I really was pleased with the card (can you tell?)!  I meant to take a flip video of it but I forgot 🙁 , next time I will make sure I do. She really appreciated the card a lot, I hope the wedding couple does also.  This picture doesn’t really give the card justice since the flash does glare again the glossy finish.  Sorry!

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8 comments to Lustre and Linen Wedding

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  • Everybody assume fully the opposite of that.

  • The envelope is already gone but it was fabulous too. Yes the Silver Laser Lustre does come in a 12 x 12 format. The white pearl linen doesn’t (yet) and I don’t carry the dark silver. It measured 8.5 x 5.5. I used Memento inks but I haven’t found an ink that doesn’t work with the Laser Silver Lustre yet. Now do you see why it is my favorite?

  • Carol

    Hi Patricia,
    Its lovely! I’d love to see the envelope you made also. Does that paper come in 12×12? How big is the finished card?
    Just gorgeous! What kind of ink did you use? It looks almost translucent. Very pretty
    love hugs and prayers

  • Hi, thanks so much for the compliment. Thank goodness that wedding
    dress is a wood mounted stamp since the info is always available
    then. The stamp is from Stampendous and is called At the Alter. As I
    said I don’t keep a lot of wedding stuff but that image was a must
    have and was in my hot little hands in the matter of a couple of
    seconds. I am so glad that you are visiting the Community Blog!

  • Beautiful card Patricia! I love that paper for wedding cards! I used myself for one that I did for my Nephew and nis New Bride, she loved it!!

    That is a beautiful image as well, do you remember who it is by? It would be a gorgeous one to add to my wedding collection.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Patricia.. this is FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE it!!! You rock.

  • This is so elegant! I bet they put this card in an album and treasure it forever.

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