Here Comes the Bride

A week or so ago, I pulled out some of my really old foils just to see what was there. Because they are so old these particular sheets don’t work on transferring anymore and I was going to throw them away when I had an idea. I took some card stock and ran it through my zyron so it was sticky and then placed the foil on top. Some of it worked really well but a silver piece ended up looking very distressed. I was going to toss it but didn’t figuring that sometimes distressed can work for certain things. I’ve used some of it here on the silver hearts.

To make this card I used a left over panel that was on my desk and I added some additional cs to the back to pop it up a bit from the kraft card front. (Thanks Gayle for the idea of using kraft). I wrapped some elastic twine around it and tied a small bow. Then I took another small piece of kraft cs and stamped, using versamark, the sentiment (from GKD – Up and Away set), heat embossed this in gold and added the piece to some gold metallic sticky back paper gifted to me. After adding it to the card front I took a Memory Box homespun heart die and die cut several pieces in both silver and gold. I attached them as shown and added a few of the tiny ones as well. The background piece has silver in the pattern but it looks a bit different in the photo. I’m pleased with the results and think this card can be used for other occasions besides a wedding.

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    1. I have Golda to thank for that background as it was part of a little kit she sent me as a prize, last year. I loved the cs it had in it but no more left so shall have to look for some similar type soon. Glad you like the card.


    1. You know me – use it if I can and because I’m aiming on being less of a perfectionist and more creative in what I do, I figured I might find a use for it. Thanks for the comment.


    1. Thanks Gayle – I still have a panel of that distressed silver left and am thinking of using it for something around a Xmas design. I kind of reminds me of trees. Glad you like this card – you were actually the one who inspired me as I loved yours and you used kraft cs. I forget to use mine sometimes.


  1. Absolutely stunning!!! Lucky you didn’t trash the foil. You have put everything together so perfectly. I’m sure it really looks amazing in real life. You rock my friend!!

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    1. Thanks Gerry – I had fun with it and the distressed silver kind of goes with the background piece.


  2. Thanks Lisa – the distressed look seems to fit the rest so I’m glad I kept the piece instead of trashing it. Doing what I did with some of the foils means they get used although not in the way they were originally intended.


  3. This is a fantastic card, Johanna! I love that you didn’t throw your foil away and used it to create in a different way. This card can be used in so many different situations.

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    1. Thanks my friend, one of the reasons I didn’t add a specific, to a wedding or anniversary sentiment, was so it could be used for a different occasion if need be.

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  4. Thanks so much. I enjoyed playing with this challenge and that background piece had been on my desk waiting for just the right reason to use it. I liked it too much to just cover up with other things.


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