For the Newlyweds

A co-worker of my husband’s (from our time in Hawaii) recently got married. We weren’t able to go to the wedding, so I sent this card (and a little gift) along afterwards.

I took my cue’s for designing from her invitation which was quite elegant. The invitation had a clear embossed border as well as a black border. I used those as starting points.

I chose a script for the clear embossed background. Thankfully the Mat Stack 1 Collection had a perfect label to use. The Mat Stack mat is not the new Layerz – that was just too wide for my taste. What I did was lay the die down on black paper and use a thick-leaded pencil (i.e., not mechanical) to trace the die; when I cut it out, I kept to the outside of the pencil line – between the extra space around the die and the think lead line, it was a perfect finish.

I wanted a pop to my card, so I decided a red rose would be perfect. I had so much fun coloring this image! I think I’m finally getting the hang of my Copics! I ended up using 4 different colors of red – 1 very dark shade, 2 medium shades, and 1 very light. I almost didn’t want to give it away, lol!

I forgot to take a photo of the inside, but I used Background Basics: Diamonds to create top and bottom borders in grey on the inside and finished it with a black stripe to partition it from the writing space.

Thanks for taking a peek!

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 Collection, Communique Curves Sentiments, Year of Flowers Collection; French Script background (SU);
Colors: White, Black; Going Grey (SU);
Other: Black Satin ribbon, Mat Stack 1 die; Markers (Copic); Clear Embossing Powder (SU);

One thought on “For the Newlyweds

  1. Gorgeous card! Love your tip about the mat mat (ha). The subtle embossed background is so perfectly subtle and, yes, you are definitely mastering those copics!!

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