Friday Mashup 3 Wedding Card

Saturday, April 23, 2011

This week the oh-so talented Lesley is the hostess over at the Friday Mashup blog.  Her challenge for us this week is to create a black and white card, a square card or to mash it up and combine the two.

My sister is going to a wedding at the end of the month and asked me to make her a wedding card.  I had been kicking a few ideas around in my head, but this challenge sealed the deal.

I decided to mash it up and combine the two challenges.  I wanted to do something a little unusual for my card, so I spent some time thinking about how I could make this card interesting.  Many years ago at a workshop at my friend Patti's house (hi Patti!!) we made a card using the technique I used here.  I stamped the background image (which is a retired background stamp called Floral) in white craft ink onto basic black cardstock.  Then using a stipple brush, I went over it with Pearl Ex.  The Pearl Ex creates this shimmery, iradescent look that doesn't really show up in the photo.  I sprayed hairspray on it to seal it and voila!  A very cool background!

I hope my sister likes it, but if not that's ok.  I've got a bunch of weddings to go to this summer so I'm sure I can use it for one of those.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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10 Responses to “Friday Mashup 3 Wedding Card”

Kim O'Connell said...

Fancy shamcy technique! Impressive! That image is so sweet! Think I will have t play along wit this challenge, too!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Jen!
I am so happy you played with us at the Mashup! Your card is stunning...what a cool technique! Love it! I am sure your sister will too!

Holly said...

Very cool technique Jen. I bet this card is even more stunning in person, I'm sure your sister will love it as well as the recipient. Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Kim P said...

This is gorgeous! I need to try that technique...I love shimmer on wedding cards!! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jen - your card is simply beautiful! I'm going to have to try your background's lovely!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Kasey said...

Hi Jen, thanks for adding your creativity to the Friday Mashup this week. That technique is just stunning, I've used it many times. Your card is beautiful. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Sylvia said...

Pretty card. What did you use to make those big scallops? I'm sure that your sister will love this card.

Lisa said...

Your card is just gorgeous!! What a neat technique! It makes for a truly stunning background. So glad you played along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Jen said...

Sylvia, I used the Tasteful Trim Sizzix die to make the scallops.

Anne Marie said...

Jen, this is such a cool technique! Such a fun image, too. Gorgeous wedding card! :)