So, my daughter stopped by for a visit the other night. She asked what I was making for dinner, and decided she’d stay to join me. It’s always a treat to have her come by AND stay for awhile. After dinner was over, she said, “Oh, by the way, I need an engagement card. Can you make me one?” Of course, my answer was “yes”. I asked when she needed it by, and she said, “I’ll clean up the dishes if you can get started now. I need it for tomorrow.” Gotta love ’em!
Well, being under pressure actually worked in my favor. An idea popped into my head and I kind of just went with it. I started with the obvious — the champagne flutes from Mixed Drinks. I stamped them in Basic Black and then cut some gold glimmer paper to fill them in. Then I remembered a ring I had made for a fancy peek-a-boo engagement card so I made the ring with silver foil paper and some rhinestones. That left me with a lot of empty space, though, so I pulled out the Bloomin’ Love sstamp set. I stamped the small heart with Versamark and then embossed it with Blushign Bride embossing powder. To fill in the bottom space, I tied a bow with Blushing Bride stitched grossgrain ribbon.
Those pieces were all mounted onto Blushing Bride cardstock with was then attached to Thick Whisper White card stock. I stamped “Congratulations” using the Floral Phrases set with Versamark and embossed it with Blushing Bride Embossing Powder. Ta da — done! Once my creative juices started flowing, the card came together pretty quickly.