Friday, May 20, 2011

White Rose

My SIL (Moe) asked me last night if I would make a card for her niece who is getting married next month.  I was so excited that I just couldn't wait to try out an idea I had in my head.  It gave me a chance to try out my two new Spellbinders that I bought yesterday (on sale this week for 30% at Clipper Street in Langley).
Hope you like.  (Sorry for the poor picture quality - it's hard to read the sentiment)

"White Rose"
Stamps:  Whimsical Words (SU!)
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Label Two and Shapabilities Rose Creations (Spellbinders), Big Shot, Cuttlebug embossing folder Leaves, brayer, rubber bands, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponge, white half-pearl, sticky strips, glue dots and dimensionals

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I placed rubber bands around the brayer barrel, inked with Versamark and rolled  several times onto the large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I covered the ink with white embossing powder and used the heat tool to melt it (Rubber Band Embossing - see link to video tutorial on Techniques Page).

I used the Nestabilities Label Two die-cut to cut out the panel for the middle of the card with the 4 1/2" piece of Whisper White.  I also cut out the rose petals and leaves using the Shapeabilities Rose Creations die-cut.  I sponged the edges of all pieces with Certainly Celery ink.

I inked the sentiment stamp with Certainly Celery and stamped it onto the shaped panel and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then ran the panel through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Leaves embossing folder.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the shaped panel and the rose.  I added a half-pearl to the center of the rose.

Yesterday was a crazy, busy day ... but soooo much fun!!  I made a belated birthday dinner for my son and the family came over for the evening.  Gord and I went and picked up our grand-doggie, Penny, around noon and she got to the spend the afternoon / evening with her Nana & Grumpa!!

Dinner turned out delicious!  The Birthday Boy got to pick the menu and he did a great job ... we had Boursin Cheese and Pecan stuffed Chicken, Wild Rice, Caesar Salad (thank you Moe ---- it was awesome!!), carrots, asparagus ... and for dessert - Banana Cream Pie.  Yummy, yummy, yummy!  I do a shortcut Banana Cream Pie (no making custard from scratch), but you'd never know it wasn't the real deal.  I've included the recipe on the Baking page of this website if you're interested in trying it.  Make the day ahead if you can ... then the cream filling infuses with the banana.  Make sure to add only one cup of milk to the pudding mix (recipe on the box calls for two) ... otherwise, once you add the whipped cream, you will have a sloppy mess.

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