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Friday, September 30, 2011

Engagement Card

A non traditional engagement card with a vintage/grungy flavour to it, yet elegant non the less...

     I used a rich brown card stock for the base of this card.  Before layering the script patterned paper I lightly dusted the front of the card with a bronze shimmer powder, which gave it a hint of shimmer once the patterned paper was adhered to the front.  I distressed the patterned paper with antique linen and walnut stain distress ink. 
     The ribbon i used at the bottom of the card was actually a silver piece that i had in my stash, which i altered using walnut stain distress ink so that it would coordinate. Pearl bling was placed on the top and the bottom of the card slightly in from the edge, and a clear crystal bling was placed on each end to finish it off.
    I used the couples initials for a kind of focal point on the card by framing some elegant rub on alphas on white card stock and backing that with the same brown card as the base of the card, punching one edge with a decorative lattice border.

    In the middle of the initials i stamped and embossed a "be mine" sentiment and a double love heart image which gave it a glossy raised finish, i placed a crystal bling to the bottom of each heart which finished it off beautifully.

    I finished off the corners of the card by using some black metal decorative corners, to give it an extra elegant feel. 

    On the inside of the card i used the double love heart image a few more times and also stamped a congratulations sentiment.  I placed a rub on quote on some white card and distressed it using the distress inks mentioned earlier and lastly placed a single bling in the middle of the flower.

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