One of my colleagues is getting married in a couple of weeks' time and so we had planned to go on a girlie night out beforehand. Foolishly I said "Shall I make a card.....?" LOL.
The timing got a bit precarious as I ordered some 8" square card blanks, in plenty of time so I thought, then they took THREE WEEKS to arrive!! They came two days before our trip to Venice and I only had a couple of days after our return to get the card finished. So I asked everyone to sign the card blank whilst I was away, before I started work on it. This did have the advantage of their being able to write on the inside left side of the card, which wouldn't have been possible after I had made it "lumpy" LOL.
The whole card is made using Centura Pearl in Fresh White. I embossed two pieces of card with an embossing folder from Couture Creations, called 'Tied Together', I think. It's a 5 x 7 folder, so I had to make a square out of two pieces and join them .... the pearl strip covers the join :-) I had bought the flowers from Meiflower and the Ribbon Box at the Make It Show, especially for this card. The ribbon buckle was also from Meiflower.
I found the Apache Wedding Blessing online - though apparently it isn't actually Apache at all, but from a Hollywood movie (Broken Arrow)! But it's a nice verse, I didn't want anything too sloppy :-) I printed it out and die cut with an arch die from Go Kreate. I also cut a smaller arch to place underneath so that it is slightly raised, but without lots of foam pads being visible. Assembly was a bit tricky, as my normal Herma repo adhesive doesn't perform too well on this card. So I had to use 'red' tape .... once it's down, it's down, no room for error - scary stuff!
After assembly, the last thing was to stick a pearl onto each intersection of the embossed mat. I don't think I have missed one ........ fingers crossed!
The girlie night out is this evening, but sadly I can't go, so I will have to wait until Monday to hear if she likes it!