Saturday, 30 August 2014

i {heart} papers GD Post 6/CTS90 - So Happy for you



My new Avery Elle goodies arrived from i {heart} papers just in the nick of time. My sister just got engaged! And what better supplies to use to make a card for her and her fiance than 'We Go Together', 'So Happy' and the 'Happy' die!

I used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.



It took me a little while to choose the colour scheme of white and Lost Lagoon. I wasn't comfortable making an overly feminine cards since there's a man involved, but I didn't want it to be too masculine either. Simple and elegant is a perfect compromise!

I actually cut the sentiment stamp (from So Happy) before I stamped it in Memento black so that I could use the die in place of the stamped happy. To add some shine, dimension and also to ensure that the white-on white was still legible, I used Wow clear embossing powder on the die cut. I stamped the little hearts from 'We Go Together' in Versamark and embossed them in silver and then coloured them in with a clear Wink of Stella so that they look like champagne bubbles coming out of the 'y'.

12 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Great use of the sketch Ardyth.

Jenni's Jems said...

Great engagement card and especially like the hearts popping out the 'y' as champagne bubbles! X

Lynn said...

Simple, elegant and I love the touch of shimmer in the hearts. Congrats to your sister!

Brenda said...

Great take on the sketch Ardyth! I love the stamp sets you used and the color combo. A BIG Congrats to your sister!! Hugs, Brenda

natashakara said...

Awesome card. Perfect for the occasion.Congrats to your sister :)

Anita in France said...

Elegant and lovely, Ardyth ... those celebratory heart shaped champagne bubbles are fabulous! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Very Lovely ARDYTH!!!

Joan B said...

awesome. love that angled panel

cm said...

Congrats to your sister and her fiance on their engagement! I'm sure you'll be deeply involved in helping with wedding plans. Exciting! Your card is "hers & his" perfection.
~c

Joyce said...

What a fabulous engagement card. I admire your bravery in cutting that sentiment, and it was clearly the right thing to do. This card works perfectly for your happy occasion.

Taunya Butler said...

So well done - love the colors, first of all, and then I love the the way the sentiments look - almost hand written, so cool!! And love the way the hearts are coming out of the y like bubbles!! Awesomely done - kudos to you!!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous! Perfect take on the sketch!