Sunday, April 19, 2015

White on white wedding card

I made a couple of wedding cards today!!  I have been inspired by the white on white cards I have been seeing on Splitcoast Stampers and thought I would give it a try.  I die cut the oval frame (SX) out of white cardstock and backed it with vellum onto which I had stamped and silver embossed my greeting.  I used the die cut as a guide to stamp my greeting by laying it over the sheet of vellum and stamping through the opening.  I drew a pencil line around the die cut and then trimmed out the vellum oval using regular scissors. I had to trim a little more in a couple of places but I wanted to make sure that the hearts and spaces were backed with the vellum as well.  Once they lined up well I attached the vellum to the back of the die cut using double sided tape.  I left both sides free of tape so I could insert lengths of white vintage seam binding between the frame and the vellum on both sides.  I cut a white layer and embossed it with the Musical Flourishes embossing folder (CB).  Because this is a large card I had to emboss it twice.  I was very careful when placing my spacer over the embossing folder to ensure that the pressure was only applied to the design and not to the edge of the embossing folder.  The edge will often give you an impression when you put it through your Big Kick and I wanted to avoid that mark.  I also wanted to avoid flattening the embossing which I had already done with that edge when I put it through the second time.  It was worth being careful because the layer turned out beautiful.  I added 3D foam tape to the back of the frame, positioned it on my embossed layer and adhered the ends of my seam binding to the back of it using double sided tape.  I layered this large element to a white card front.  
I really like white on white for wedding cards and these turned out great. I used a different embossing folder on the other one but otherwise they are identical.  That is not usually my style but I wanted to be time efficient and the cards are going in two different families that are provinces apart.