Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Week 1

Good Morning,

I just finished my first Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! I chose to make a card using some of my new goodies that came yesterday. So exciting, I love getting new stuff!

I made this card a bit different though. Lately, I've been playing around with different folds trying to get some ideas for wedding invitations. I'm going to be making some for my brother. He's getting married next summer, so I have time, but creating something as special as a wedding invite is huge for me. I've never done anything like that!

This card is 5"x11", scored on 3" and 8" to make a tri-fold design. The color combo here is Black, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum, inspired by the colors for my brother's wedding. This is a color combo I haven't tried before. I really like it and may use it again sometime!

I just received Embrace Life, a new Spring/Summer Collection stamp set, yesterday with the rest of my new Stampin' Up! goodies. So this is also a little Sneak Peak for you! I love the set, it's so pretty and I think I'll be able to find a lot of uses for it too. I stamped the images in Black and used Plum and an aquapainter to fill in the flowers. I added a little Wild Wasabi to the stems to make them pop a bit. I cut out the bigger flowers and folded the edges up slightly to give them more of a 3D effect.

When I was finished the stamping and assembly, I then added a few rhinestone brads, some glitter touches, and ribbon in Eggplant Grosgrain and White Organdy. I do hope that Stampin' Up! will bring back the organdy ribbon!


For the inside of the card I used the same color combo as the outside, but also added a piece of Cardstock Vellum. Cardstock Vellum is a bit sturdier than the regular Vellum.
I stamped the flowers and colored them in just as I did on the front. Then added the Vellum over the White and Plum layers and attached with Silver Eyelets and White Organdy ribbon.
I added a Your Invited stamp on the Vellum. This stamp is a Stampin' Up! stamp from the set Hugs and Wishes.
So that's it! Now it's your turn to try this week's challenge. Remember to post your creations on your blog or another gallery and then post the link on my blog so we can all take a look at what you came up with. Have fun and happy stamping! :)




14 comments:

ink'n'rubba said...

this is just stunning! I love the colour combination and the way you have painted the flowers.

Andrea, said...

Fab card, the colours are wonderful and the flowers look fantastic

scrapnnMO said...

Stunning colors and card!

My Paper World said...

Beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous!

CindyB said...

I love what you've done with this new set, beautiful! Your fold is fabulous and I love the vellum on the inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

Quinsk said...

Thanks Denise...this definitely gives me some more ideas on what to do with my wedding invitations that I'll be making in a couple months.... we'll definitely be discussing in detail!!! :)
~Quinn

Stempelchaotin said...

wow this is a wonderful card. really nice flowers and so fabulous colors. stunning work.

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

WOZER! What a gorgeous card!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!! Purple is my fav! ;)

*Jana* said...

What a beautiful card. Great job.

Ema said...

Very pretty and I like the flowers!

Just me said...

I agree with the others. This is stunning. I think it is the color, the flowers, the ribbon...heck everything. Wonderful card.

Kathy said...

This is really gorgeous!

Erin said...

You know me I've seen my fair share of wedding invites and then some, this one "takes the cake"!! (get it?) Beautiful!!

Lynn said...

This is so pretty! I didn't order this set...maybe I should have! Love the colors and your coloring...just beautiful!