Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Black Tie

Hello! I'm trying something new this evening. I'm blogging from my phone. We'll see how it goes! If my picture is sideways I'll start over later.

Saturday night, we went to a fabulous wedding. It was gorgeous and one heck of a celebration! The bride and groom were giddy with happiness. The food was delicious. The music was as good as a concert. My second favorite wedding ever. ;)

Their invitation was gold, cream, and black with an Art Deco feel. I made this card for them. Pretty cards are not my forte so I went simple.
I'm happy with how it turned out. Except. I have no good inside sentiments. The best I could come up with was Best Wishes. Any inside sentiment set suggestions? Enable me people!

Anyway, back to the card. It's bigger than A2. 4.75 x 6 inches, I think. I stamped the flourish in Gold Encore pigment ink then embossed it with gold embossing powder. The double whammy of gold helps in case there are bare spots from the powder. The banner is handcut with the notches done using the corner of a square punch.

That's it for now! Thanks for looking!

Stamps - SU Baroque Motifs, $1 spot at Michaels sentiment
Ink - Encore gold pigment ink, Versafine Onyx
Paper - MFT Black Licorice, GinaK Heavyweight vanilla
Other - SU Gold Glory embossing powder, scrap ribbon, square punch (for notches)


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! It is seriously probably in my top 5 favorites of cards you've made. You say you don't do pretty, but girl you ROCKED THIS!!!

  2. And sorry about having no inside sentiment suggestions. Hope someone else has some good ideas!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful and I think you hit simple elegance spot on! Wonderful card for the wedding you went, sounds like it was fabulous!

  4. Truly elegant!!!! Gorgeous design!!!

  5. Matched the elegant event perfectly!