Happiness Always

My physical therapist is getting married this weekend and I wanted to make a card for her :) Ok so I've only known her for 1 day, but she was really nice (even though she did torture me!) My problem was that I only know her first name! I don't know her fiancé’s name or her soon-to-be last name, so I was stuck :( I asked on SCS as to what to put on the envie and inside the card and as usual, I got some great advice! Now why my brain shut off and I couldn't think of what to write, I have no clue! LOL Anyway...

I LOVE how this turned out! I got the idea for the background from notimetostamp's card here: A Detailed Wedding I love all the little details she added to a fairly simple card to make it outstanding!

So I used the textile Cuttlebug folder and embossed it on white, then touched my Versamark pad to the raised parts and then brushed it with my Micro Pearl Pearl Ex. WOW! Instant beauty! Of course I forgot to seal it with hairspray, but I did that later and it shows no ill effects. LOL

The flowers are from SU's Happy Harmony set (LOVE that SAB set!!!) and they were stamped with Versamark and then I made a mixture of Micro Pearl Pearl Ex and clear embossing powder and embossed them with that :) It's SO purdy! Then I punch them out with the Giga Scalloped Oval punch and punched the holes with my 1/16th hole punch. I backed that with another scalloped oval in Almost Amethyst, just for a hint of color.

The sentiment is done in silver EP and punched out with my new SU oval punch (now I need the small one!) And I backed that with another oval in Almost Amethyst, but just slightly offset, so it almost looks like a shadow.

I have this Offray ribbon I found at Wal-Mart that matches Almost Amethyst perfectly! So I used it with the sheer white polka-dot ribbon and tied them around the embossed piece. Then I tied the Happiness Always onto the knot to finish the front.

I then went to search my verses file for the perfect sentiment for the inside of the card. When I found this one I couldn't believe how PERFECT it was for this card!

For the two of you,

May you always be warmed
by each other's smile.
Always take time to walk
and talk awhile
Always know deep down
you're each other's best friend
And enjoy the kind of love that
grows and knows no end.
Wishing you an "always"
kind of love!


I printed that on vellum and trimmed the vellum 1/4" or so smaller than the card. I used my new glue pen to run a thin line of glue down the crease and I put the vellum inset inside. I don't normally do this , but for wedding cards I think it adds a really elegant look! See? LOL

I really like how everything turned out! It's funny how you try really hard to make something beautiful for someone you've just met. I guess it has something to do with good first impressions.


joyce traub said...

This is awesome! I love it. TFS

Karen - Jusgottastamp said...

This is TOTALLY awesome! Beautiful...I honestly don't know what to say! It's wonderful!

Oh, btw, I like it. ;)

Danita said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! The photo is more gorgeous than I pictured from your description! I can't *imagine* how amazing it is in person!!! :)

KellyS said...

I am going to CASE this, I have a few weddings later this summer and can never find something elegant enough. I love this!! Gorgeous!

Melanie Robson said...

Absolutely Stunning Card!!! You did a Beautiful job!!! I'm going to star this post so I can come back to it!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I just caught this on SCS so came to take a 2nd look -- LOL!!! I LOVE how you did the vellum inside -- just gorgeous!!! Great card!!!

Juanita said...

EXQUISITE!! I LOVE everything about it, AWESOME job. TFS.

Dawn Knapp said...

WOW, love it! So pretty...great job!

janet said...

What a great site..great set up!

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