Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Embossed Wedding Card-Frilly and Funkie-With This Ring

Hello crafty friends and visitors! It's time for the Funkie girls at Frilly and Funkie to present you with their inspiration for Cec's challenge theme 'With This Ring'. I'll give you the details in just a minute, but first I'd like to share my embossed wedding card with you.

It is wedding season so let's create vintage or shabby chic projects that celebrate the big day.  Your creation might be a card, a gift, a decor item or something to keep the memories of the special occasion.

I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for a wedding!  I have watched Princess Diana's wedding and all four of the Dugger weddings so far on TV, and I love going to every wedding I can afford and am able to travel to!  I need lot's of wedding cards for my stash, and thanks to Cec, I've got one more!

I started by making the background panel, and I was going for a vintage flocked wallpaper look. I used a Wendy Vecchi Art and You stamp, Distress Oxide, crayon, and ink and embossing powder. In the top photo, you get a feel for the subtle shimmer. It's very hard to photograph the 'flocked' appearance, and of course you can't feel it, but the finish on this is so silky to the touch. Perfect for a wedding card! I hope to be doing a step by step tutorial on this technique next month at Frilly and Funkie...stay tuned.

I backed this with a panel that I heat embossed with a mixture of several powders, just around the edges to conserve my stash. My mixture includes 2 parts  Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities, 1 part Ranger silver, and 1 part Emerald Creek Hammered Metal embossing powders. The Frosted Crystal gives it a nice matte finish with some of the silver glimmer peeking through. Love this recipe! Yum!

My happy couple come from Tim's Paper Dolls, and I colored them with Distress markers. I think the groom looks a little nervous--what do you think? A die cut doily (Tim Holtz) and some delicate flowers from Tim's Botanical Layers give them a soft background for their matrimonial photo shoot.

The die cut heart is Spellbinders Vines of Passion. I colored the background using the same stamp I did on the 'wallpaper', but stamped bits of it randomly to fill the heart with the design. I inked the stamp with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and spritzed it with water before making my impressions. I dried it and blended with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. For the filigree part of the heart I dabbed on Ranger Emboss It Dabber and heat embossed using my concoction of powders listed above.

A few white roses and a Clippings Sticker on chipboard and inked with Frayed Burlap finish off my vintage wedding card.

Now it's over to you! We hope you'll join our challenge for a chance to win a generous $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! The team will also be choosing  their top four picks. I hope you'll take a minute to hop over to Frilly and Funkie to see all the wedding inspiration my talented frilly and funkie team mates have made for you!

I'll be sharing with these challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37 – A Year of Choices I chose #33 'Sweet Inspiration' inspired by the graphic-hearts and pinks.
Deep Ocean Challenge-Challenge #158: "Lots of Layers" Although it's a flat card there are 6 layers!
Dies R Us-Challenge #75 - Celebrations- I used Sizzix and Spellbinders dies.

Thank you for dropping in today and for leaving your wonderful comments! I read and appreciate them all! 
Hugs and Blessings! 
Sara Emily

The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Sara Emily, I love that background! The couple appear to be floating on a cloud of happiness...what could be more perfect for a wedding card than that? I think it's great that your focal image of the wedding couple pairs up so perfectly with the "flocked wallpaper" background, as they are both from the same era. Clever you! I bet this is even more gorgeous in real life!

  2. Beautiful card, Sara Emily! The background looks fantastic. Love those Tim paper dolls.

  3. Your vintage bride and groom look so happy resting against that pretty background. I love that you added the touches of green and the filigree heart is perfect for a card that is all about love.

  4. Wow! What a gorgeous creation! I love the background and your design is beautiful around this vintage couple! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Celebrations’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

    P.S. This beautiful creation also qualifies for the 'Wedding' challenge going on at the DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  5. Your background is gorgeous - someone is going to love getting this keepsake of a wedding card!
    Sandy xx

  6. Oh my good gracious, this is stunning, Sara Emily!! You nailed the vintage flocked wallpaper look!! Wow!! I so hope you do a tutorial...I need to see how it came together!! The couple is fabulous...though I agree he looks a bit nervous!! (I bet if we could see more of the picture, there would be a shotgun at his back ;) The heart, the colors, the texture, everything is absolutely stunning!! Love, love it, my sweet friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. So beautiful Sara Emily, the fabulous design, colours and elements you used have produced a perfect wedding themed card xxx

  8. Oh wow, Sara Emily, this is gorgeous! I LOVE that "flocked" background and can't wait for the tutorial!! Your embossed layer below it and heart are equally stunning. The paper dolls and sentiment are perfect on these gorgeous layers, along with the beautiful white roses, doily and botanical layers. Stunning!!! Hugs :-)

  9. Such a marvelous array of medias used in creating your background, Sara - thanks for the help in understanding how you achieved that amazing texture. so you are a wedding junkie, huh? It's wonderful being addicted to something so touching and soulful. No wonder you enjoy making wedding cards! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation! xx

  10. Wow this is brilliant Sara Emily!! Love love that background- so clever your techniques are! (are you sure you are busy in Aug?) heehee
    Ok, did I miss it, or did you explain how you made the outline so perfect?
    Love this make! xo

  11. Gorgeous! I love that soft background in pink and the vintage couple is so sweet! Beautiful card!

  12. A beautiful card Sara, background looks fabulous and I'm looking forward to the tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  13. Oh I do love that 'flocked' background you created Sara, I look forward to seeing how you did that. He does look a bit nervous! Love those paper dolls, you really have created a beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. So beautifully made for a wedding! Yes the guy is so serious, but She seems to be so confident: he will smile soon!

  15. So, so romantic and I LOVE how you created that toile de jouy background - perfect for your married couple! And doesn't that Hammered Metal embossing really add that vintage style touch of glamour. Love it! xx

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  17. So elegant and romantic! beautiful card. Thankyou for joining us at Dies R Us!

  18. This is so so amazing, my friend! I simply cannot wait to find out about that damask background! I love your DIY chunky EP - what a cool result! The layers are so beautiful and the colors work perfectly in this gorgeous design. I enjoyed reading what a wedding lover you are. Always fun to take in those tidbits. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  19. I agree the groom looks worried! I love your flock wallpaper background... and it reminds me I do have flock somewhere that I haven't used for years...
    A delightful Vintage wedding card Sara, thank you so much for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  20. ooo this is absolutely beautiful! I love the delicate pink - its just gorgeous!!! big hugs Rachel xx

  21. Fabulous card!!! The damask wallpaper background must be very interesting!!! I also love how you made the heart and the basic paper!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  22. Yes yes and yes to sharing your technique for this fantabulous flocked background. I want to feel it IRL dearie! You are on a roll, keep the inks and paints fly dearie! Such a wonderful couple and that heart is spectacular! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin


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