Friday, October 05, 2007

Thyme-less Gold

Well, technically, this card is anything but thymeless, but I was looking for a catchy title. I needed to design a wedding card for my sister's friend. I wanted to do something classic and elegant, so I started off with a square card from the Thyme paper. I jazzed up the background with the Baroque Motif swirl, also in Thyme. Next I stamped the little flowers with gold ink. They didn't pop enough, so I embossed them with gold. The greeting was stamped in thyme, then framed with gold paper. It still needed something, so I stamped a few more flowers on white with gold and cut them out, and attached them with dimensionals. To bring it that one step up, I adhered cream coloured half pearls to the gold flowers. I stamped a matching envelope, and there it was, one wedding card that I totally hadn't felt like making, but ended up completely loving.

Stamps: Baroque Motif, All Year Cheer
Ink: Gold, True Thyme
Paper: white, gold, thyme
Accessories, etc: cream half pearls (from the Pretties kit), gold EP, dimensionals

On a completely different note, my mom and I had sneak peak passes to The Jane Austin Book Club. I really had no expectations for the movie, as I didn't know what it was about. It was actually quite good. It's more of a "chick flick", while still being pretty guy-friendly.