Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Smile for the Birdie

One of the Doctors at my work was a bridesmaid at a wedding recently and wanted a clean and simple (CAS) card. There was no gift giving at the wedding, just cash, so the 'wrapping' had to be something special. I set to the task. I found this on SCS which filled the CAS criteria, however I did not like the colour combo. I ended up settling on Shimmer Ivory and Gold paper.

As most card makers will know though, in your mind you have a pretty good idea of the finished product, but when it appears, you are not QUITE there. This is the ORIGINAL, similar to the SCS one.

Although I was a little more than OK with it, I thought I could do better, so I did the next best thing.....I ripped off the bow and replaced it with a gold embossed sentiment....with this result....

The final result gave me a better sense of what I was after and I hope you share the same sentiment. The Doc was MORE than happy with her 'wrapping' and she also kindly passed on the kind words of the bride who theought the card was stunning (##blush##).

Thanks for stopping by.

Stuff used:
CS: Shimmer Ivory and Stardust Gold Paper and Cerice CS (fm Alice's)
Ink: Versamark (and Gold EP)
Stamps: (SU) Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Bird Punch XL, Carla Craft CP2 Heart
Oddments: White Organdy Ribbon (fm Big W), Dimensionals (SU)

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

Nice job Lynda, your embossed sentiment finished it beautifully!

Kez said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when the recipients really love the card you've made? Warm and tingly all over! Congrats on a fab card.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super gorgeous, Lynda! Either version would have made me happy! Glad you got some "high fives" of appreciation! Hugs Andrea xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Totally GORGEOUS!!!! Love both versions but think the sentiment one has that added touch of class!

Cheryl said...

It is a STUNNING card,and the sentiment is perfect in its place!!! I really must try and do some punch art cards,I am always inspired by yours......but don't get the time to make them!!