Thursday, January 30, 2020

White on White Wedding

Happy Thursday! Later this morning, the wedding adventure begins. We are having dinner with the bride and goom and his parents this evening, then the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday night and the big day outdoors on Saturday right before sunset. The weather forecast is cooperating, too! Still, I'll be glad when it's over. With my 5 arthritis's, I have a condition called auto-immune disorder. My fight or flight thingy goes nuts under a lot of even good stress. Then I get all kinds of weird reactions and ailments. Honey has been cracking the packing whip and all I wanna do is make art because I've trained myself to diffuse stress that way.

So, I did finally get our card for the happy couple finished. I went with a white-on-white color scheme, as that is the color this month at Rainbow Card Challenge. I chose one of my favorite A Day For Daisies digis: Mr. Right. I used my mom's lace and dear daughter will love that. She also likes buttons, clear rhinestones, pearls and flowers, so I included them in my design. I stamped Papertrey Ink quotes about marriage on the card front and inside, and both being avid readers, they will appreciate them. I also used Verve sentiments on front and on back.

I followed the current Atlantic Hearts sketch, contorting it a bit to fit my materials better. First, I stretched the sketch in PSE to 6x6".

Then I flipped it horizontally. The white vine is the curved line in the sketch. I needed an open design so that I had places to fill in with the meaningful embellishments.

I used a variety of paper/card stock in order to get different textures and whites. The 6X6' card base was cut from a 12x12 silver and white patterned sheet of DCWV Luxury Stack card stock pad that has a shimmery pattern on one side. I made that side the inside in order to have a white outside. Then I cut and edge-distressed base mats for the front and back from the rest of the sheet. The next layer is some thick handmade pulp paper (like mulberry but thicker and stiff) I've had for maybe 10 years, cut with a Spellbinders Art Deco Fairmont Label Nestie die. The top paper layer is the sheet of index stock I printed the digi on. I stamped the Papertrey quote on Mr. Right's back.

One of my Christmas presents (from Amazon Santa, who is moi!) was Tim's Crochet Lace Thinlit dies and I tried them out here, cutting into a sheet of Crafters Companion Shimmering white cs. I cut two of one of the larger dies and then topped each with my mom's lace. The paper flowers are ancient Prima Fleurs that I still have stored in their original canister.

Here's the inside of the card, Papertrey quotes stamped on left, and on the right are Stampin' Up sentiments. I cut some index stock using the Spellbinders Art Deco die for my stamping surfaces. This set of Nesties is getting used quite a bit!

Here's the back of the card and I love it! I used a Spellbinders Circle Contempo die to cut some thin Mulberry paper -- reminds me of the wedding quilt pattern. I used glue stick to adhere it to my base mat. I then took some corrugated craft I've had forever and never used, and I used the Love Frame die by Joanne Fink for Spellbinders to cut a heart. On top of that I adhered a truly ancient bride and groom die cut I'd bought at Hobby Lobby (it came with wedding bells, stained glass window, Bible, rings, none of which I've ever used). I guess it's back in style because it looks pretty cool! (Wait long enough... heehee.) On that die cut I stamped the Fontwerks MA Sexy font C&K with Versamark and heat-embossed in silver. Same with my Impression Obsession siggie stamped at bottom. I hand-wrote "Est. Feb.1, 2020" and then added the Verve sentiment strip stamped on a scrap of the CC shimmering card stock.

Here's an angle showing all the shimmer and shine on the back. I thought I was nuts wanting to include that corrugated layer but I'm glad I went with my intuition. The texture is yummy and I had no trouble with the happy couple adhering to it.

My final touch was adding some Frosted Lace Stickles to her umbrella. Yum, love that thick die cut pulp paper layer peeking out, don't you?

Well, I'm glad that's done! My mind was a blank for so long trying to figure out what to make.

1.   Atlantic Hearts Challenge #353: Sketch -- Shown above. I did not do any Double Trouble challenges.
2.   Rainbow Card Challenge #13: Wonderfully White --
3.   Crazy 4 Challenges C4C519: Ribbon -- I've used some satin leaf ribbon, vintage lace and crochet die cut.
4.   Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes: Silly Love Songs -- Wedding Love!
5.   613 Avenue Create #229: AG + Opt. Twist Make It Shiny -- details in above post
6.   Scrapping 4 Fun #158: Winter / Spring Photo -- My white on white card was inspired by the white snow in photo, and it's a winter wedding.  

7.   Simply Create Too Challenge #156: Monochromatic -- mine is white on white!
8.   Use Your Stuff # 390: Friendship -- the bride and groom are BFF's
9.   Country View Challenge January: Love
10. Try It On Tuesday: White Space or Colorful Grunge -- my white on white card is ALL white space

Thanks for visiting! I won't be around for a couple of days but I'll catch up with everyone as soon as I return! Have a great weekend! xoxo


Em Louise Fairley said...

Aimeslee, this is gorgeous! West wishes to all of you for a stress free day. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Card Challenge, and I hope we see you again soon.
Em, DT

pssmitty papercrafts said...

Beautiful card - The happy couple is going to love it -have a fun day! Thank you for sharing your creation with AHSC.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A really pretty wedding card. The white color works really well for this and you have added so many wonderful details for the new couple to peruse! There really is much ado at weddings, they can be stressful. Hope you have a nice time.

Cath Wilson said...

Did you come up for air, then, lol? So good to see you in action again in the midst of all your preps. Easy to see you're in wedding mode with the white on white and what a creation! So many lovely things used and that lace of your mum's will be treasured, I'm sure. Love the verses - I miss Verve stamps and have a few.

Loving your usual internal decoration and the way you decorated this. I'm sure she'll love it.

Deep will soon be over and you'll be so pleased with the way it turns out. Happiness wishes for the happy couple and prayers for you and your body - let's hope those inconveniences are kept to a minimum so that you can sit back and enjoy it all. I remember my face aching from smiling so much on my son's wedding day. It was very, very special. Praying for you all.
Cath x

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card for the happy couple, I'm sure it will be treasured . The layers and detail are beautiful. Thank you for linking with our theme at Try it on Tuesdays, it is a fabulous inspirational, white on white card.
Yvonne xx

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card - thanks for joining us this time at the RCC - Jacqueline DT xx

LeslieT said...

Beautiful! I know the bride and groom will love this!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Aimes! Many good wishes for the happy couple. Your w/w decor needs to be framed and treasured, especially with those textures and that fabulous sentiment! Hoping you all are enjoying a great time, that the rehearsal dinner tonight goes without a hitch, and then that the big day tomorrow is extra special for one and all. I know you are full of anticipatory happiness - Have a great time and Wishing you a fantastic week-end! Smiles, de

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

My name is Erika. said...

How sweet and romantic Aimeslee. There is something about using a lot of white that looks so beautiful, and I don't know why I never think to do that. Thanks for sharing this card with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

rachel said...

Lovely make - love all the texture! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and Good Luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Aimeslee, Sorry I haven't been by in a while my world has been crazy! I really like this project! Such a cool combination of unexpected elements! Very nicely crafted!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
I will stop by your blog and get caught up sometime next week!

Chana Malkah

Marjut said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Brandi said...

Very pretty, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

foleysfriend said...

What a gorgeous card made with love. I love the monochromatic look and all the layers and textures. A true work of art! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

sue n.

Anita in France said...

So many wonderful, texture-y, dimensional details on your wonderful white on white wedding design for this special day, Aimeslee ... a card and memories to treasure! Anita :)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Aimeslee, I'm such a belated blogger!!
This is a fabulous card and I do hope the BIG day went well and all my best wishes to the happy couple.
Love the white on white theme for a wedding card, it looks so classy, thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Alyson Mayo said...

Love the white on white combination - beautiful images that you selected. This a a fabulous wedding card - I am sure it will be appreciated!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Good gracious. This is absolutely stunning. You did an awesome job and it's so pretty all in white.