It has been an extremely busy and challenging couple of months! I can't believe I haven't had a chance to get on here and share any of my creations with you until now. I have had a BOGO sale, I have been sick for two weeks...and now recovered, I have started eating healthier and we all know that is a challenge in itself, and I have been working on new cards to share with you!
This card is extremely special to me. I spent extra time thinking and prepping to make it extraordinary, in my humble opinion, hee. I have been loving the new All Wired Up Background stamp. Stampin it with VersaMark ink and embossing with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder-WOWZA! Have you tried it yet? If not, I highly recommend it.
Can you guess what my secret ingredient for this card is? No? Yes? Well, it is a 2 3/4" x 5" piece of paper bag! So simple and yet I felt like genius when I thought of it, ha! I just cut a brown paper lunch sack to use, mainly because it is thinner than a grocery bag and I wanted to run it through the Subtles Embossing folder to create texture before I accordion folded it to use as a background for the floral centerpiece. After running it through the Subtles embossing folder it almost has the texture of crepe paper, it's fantastic.
I stamped my floral image using the Bloom and Grow Stamp Set. This was a set I wasn't sure I needed, until I used it. Don't get me wrong, I had already bought it, because I'm a stamping junkie, plain and simple. But as I said, it wasn't until I stamped with it that I realized how much I love it. And I think one of the reasons it will be a favorite of mine is because I can color the images with the Stampin' Blends markers. I have said it a hundred times and I will say it again...the Stampin' Blends Markers make me feel like an artist!
And since I am completely new to blogging I am having trouble getting my video to download so I will include my YouTube link so you can watch it there. I will get better at this I promise. My YouTube channel is Stampin' With Valerie Smith. Here is the link to the Rustic Wedding Card Video: