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!
Colors: White, Black; Going Grey (SU);
Other: Black Satin ribbon, Mat Stack 1 die; Markers (Copic); Clear Embossing Powder (SU);