Hello Friends, How are you this Monday? It's Kathy today and I am excited to be back for another Inspire Me Monday post .... my first for 2017. :)
A few weeks ago I was lucky to be asked to facilitate an engagement proposal. The gentleman had a wonderful scavenger hunt planned for his bride to be but, didn't know how to present his plan to her. His mom, a friend of mine asked me to help & it was such a joyous time. Once the proposal/scavenger hunt part was all finished I wanted to make a special congratulations card for the newly engaged couple. "The Dream Wedding" stamp set was perfect to celebrate this happy occasion.
A toast with champagne bubbles, bubbly, sequins and hearts was the celebratory look I was going for.
So many fun elements in this stamp set to work with but, I chose two of the images to stamp a background incorporating a few of the sentiments. An extra Fizz bottle was stamped to color and pop on the card.
I know I would be adding a heavy weight vellum on top of the background so I didn't need to carefully color the background. To add a subtle touch I outlined the images with a darker warm grey marker.
Once the images were outlined it was quicker to color the background with a lighter grey. If you color over the outline it softens that harsh darker grey line. Once the background was finished I glued it on some white card stock and trimmed some vellum to soften the background.
Adding glossy accents is always the finishing touch. When I am covering something like this I like to add the glossy to the image... with something slippery underneath like some packaging so the image doesn't stick to paper. (yup this has happened to me)
Incorporating a die cut can add more dimension and interest to your card and so can some bling. Matte Medium works great and seems to keep those pesky sequins down especially on vellum.
Hopefully you picked up a tip or two and we are grateful for your visit today it's always to appreciated. Have a great day! Hugs, Kathy