Yikes! Did I go overboard or what!?! This card is SO full of "pretties" that is has become a little confusing, if you ask me. But you, of course, are entitled to an entirely different opinion.
We have a wedding to go to this weekend and I will be so glad to give this card away so I don't have to keep looking at it, thinking, "Why did I do that?!"
Well, I really do have a few reasons why I made this particular card. First, I do need a wedding card. Second, I had this whole pack of gorgeous white and silver borders that I bought a year ago and never used for anything yet. So I had to try them finally! Third, the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is a "Mononchromatic Card" and I like to make those so... I did! Also, about Shopping Our Stash...I am a new DT member there!! Isn't that amazing! So I really did want to make a special card for this challenge, even though I am only submitting it as a regular participant. No assignments yet on the DT for me and the other new girls.
The front of the card is quite a conglomeration of elements. The silver background is actually a page form a brochure I got where I used to work. One side of the page was made to look like stainless steel so when they were destined for the trash I scavenged a few. I embossed it with a Sizzix folder: "Snow Flowers".
The paper flowers are from a set by K&Company called "The Kiss". The white and silver borders are also from K&Company, called "Elegance".
The only die cuts on the front are the leaves, from the Spellbinders "Foliage" set. I added Stickles "Star Dust" to the swirls, leaves and around the sentiment. The sentiment is a stamp from Bildmalarna, and I heated embossed it in silver...what else?!
I also used a punch: the Martha Stewart "Chrysanthemum" to add a silver layer to one of the flowers.
The tiny silk flowers, the pearl sprays and the flat pearls are from my wonderful stash!
On the inside I used more dies: Spellbinders "Pendants-Fleur de Lis" & "Labels 15".
More white and silver borders from the K&Company set and a background silver-printed vellum sheet that I had salvaged from an old wedding invitation! What is really amazing is there is NO ribbon on this card! I've never made a wedding card without it before!
So, I am entering this in the current challenge at
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #63 "Monochromatic" (silver)
More info about the Shopping Our Stash DT coming soon! SO exciting!