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Monday, April 20, 2009

Together Forever!

WOW! "Forever is a LONG time!!!" LOL

I'm posting a bit late tonight. I had such a busy day and all I wanted to do was get down to my workroom. Oh and I did find the photos of my workroom, I'll put them on my blog sometime this week. They were taken shortly after the carpet was put in so the room was "new" and fresh and actually clean with not much clutter. Now it's SO cluttered I feel claustrophobic!!!

I needed to make a wedding card and I thought I would play with the new Stampin' Up! "Manhattan Flower" embossing folder. I LOVE embossing folders and this one ranks right up there with my other favorites. I have lots of plans for this flower!!!

I used the embossing folder on white card stock. I was going to go for a white on white elegant look but then I thought if I made the words colored I would need to add some color elsewhere. Well, after a little thought this is what I came up with!!

I am having a little trouble with the center of the larger rose buckling after it comes out of the Sizzix machine. I don't know why it's doing that. To hide it I just add tape in that area and gently press it onto the back layer.

For my rose I used the Real Red marker and went over the raised areas. I did stamp the "Together Forever" words on first. They are from the Stampin' Up! set
Together Forever." Imagine that!!! LOL

I sponged the edges. I didn't want a lot of red showing so I held the sponge at a near 90 degree angle. Most of my sponging is at a 45 degree angle. And let me tell you when I turned the card stock to do the next edge I caught myself tipping that sponge in like I normally do. In the future I think I will sponge first, that way if I ruin the sponging I wouldn't have wasted a ton of time coloring raised areas!! But fortunately it worked out fine and I now have the wedding card I need.

It was a very simple card to do. The coloring of the raised areas did take a little while to do but it wasn't bad. I would do it again. I want to play with this folder again and try a more elegant card with it. In a week or so!!! I have so many other things in the works to show you!!

Well, I'm off to work on the few technique pages I'm redoing. I am almost done (by the end of the week for sure) and those of you waiting for them will be getting an email from me!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today. Hope your day was FABULOUS!!!


BlueRose said...

I really love your card TFS with us

Irishgreensue said...

Hi Wanda,
Great card - also try embossing a piece of Vellum, then cutting away the un-embossed part at the top. Looks like a classy "top of the line" card that people pay big bucks for. You can color on the reverse side if desired, but it is a real WOW card

Connie M. said...

This is so very pretty!! I just love the clean look to this card!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous card!

Cherie said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing it!