Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wedding Card ~ Word Art Wednesday GDT Reveal

I hope you are having a lovely week!! It's a busy one here with Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding only three days away!!

As I shared yesterday, I am delighted to be guest designing this month for Word Art Wednesday!! When I saw this Word Art for I Corinthians 13:4-7, I knew it would be perfect to use for Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding card. Charity is another word for love, and I pray that they will keep these verses at the center of their marriage always. 

It is a DOUBLE PRIZE WEEK at Word Art Wednesday, so you have the opportunity to win a lovely prize by  one of these two sponsors: My Craft Spot by Kimberly and My Heart Pieces.

Techniques
Tri-Shutter Fold ~ I modified a tutorial by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz posted at Split Coast Stampers. Because I wanted more space to place the Word Art, I adjusted the top and bottom strips to 1 inch rather than 1 1/2 inches, giving me the extra needed space in the center of the card. 


Handcrafted Flower ~ I used my Donna Salazar Rose Creations Dies to create this rose. I brushed on some Art Glitter Clear Adhesive, then sprinkled on some diamond dust for sparkle. This is the best glue I have found for adhering glitter and diamond dust. It really holds the glitter in place, so I don't have sparkle all over my project. 


Word Art ~ Since this is a verse about love for a wedding card, I found this lovely free SVG heart bordered mat, which I cut on my Gazelle. I cut the mat first. I then printed the Word Art onto a sheet of printer paper. Finally I adhered the cut mat on the printer paper over the Word Art image with removable tape. You can use a sunny window or light box to center the mat over your Word Art. Finally, I ran the paper through my printer again with the adhered mat for a perfectly centered, matted Word Art. A speck of printer ink got on the mat edge, so I brushed white gesso onto the edges and covered the unwanted black spot in the process. I placed rhinestones into the mat holes for just the right touch of bling. 


Heat Embossing ~
 I wanted the love image in the center of the card to be subtle, so I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, giving almost a watermark effect (It photographed darker than it looks in real life). 

Edging ~ Each of the patterned paper pieces were cut to fit the tri-shutter pieces as in the tri-shutter tutorial. Each piece was lightly distressed using my Prima distress tool. The pieces cut to fit the 1 inch strips were then machine stitched and the center piece has dry embossed lines at the edges. 

Be sure to stop by Word Art Wednesday to download
your free copy of this week's gorgeous Word Art
and to see what the talented DT have created. 

I hope you will enter the Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Don't forget, if you aren't working on a project that is suitable for this week's Word Art, you may enter any project with Scripture or an encouraging message. 

I have entered this card at:
Frosted Designs ~ Fabulous Friday Challenge - Embossing (10/4)••
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Challenge 18 -Feeling Floral (10/12)
Platypus Creek Digitals ~ Challenge 13 Pears and Lace (10/10)
Sentimental Sundays ~ Challenge #122: 3-2-1 Recipe (10/9)**
Lollipop Crafts ~ Challenge # 91 Something Old, Something New, My paper is over 2 years in my stash & the love stamp is new - purchased for this project. (10/15)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog ~ Let's Play Bingo (10/9)**
Paper Expressions ~ Tuesday's Testimonial Linky Party - Use Scripture on project.**
Use It Tuesday ~ Challenge #40: Use Your Scraps!!(10/7)**
Divas by Design ~ Challenge 55 Use some texture (10/11)**
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges ~ Challenge 78 - Love is all around (10/11)**

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~

49 comments:

  1. Your card is so unique and beautiful and personal. I love the colors you chose and that scripture is awesome for a wedding card.

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  2. This looks wonderful!! well done!

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  3. Absolutely STUNNING!! I love love love the colors, the design and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that flower!! WOW!!!!!!

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  4. Wow this is sooo clever!!! So well executed - looks amazing!!!

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  5. Congrats on you GDT. This card is really beautiful!

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  6. Tracey, what a stunning work of art! I love your card and your detailed descriptions of your techniques. I've used your technique of printing on printer paper then running through patterned paper for paper piecing but never thought of doing it that way for pre-cut die pieces. Genius!!! What a great way to do that. Love the gesso edging too. I love all your designs but this one is spectacular and perfect for the occasion. I pray all goes well with the wedding and that it is a joyous celebration of love!

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  7. WHAT a stunning card Tracey! The detail is absolutely amazing!! I do hope everything goes smoothly for you and all concerned in the upcoming nuptials :)

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  8. Gorgeous...Elizabeth and her new husband will treasure it, I am sure- hope everything goes well on Saturday!
    Alison xx

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  9. Oh, WOW! This is absolutely stunning, Tracey! I seem to use that word "stunning" a lot, when I'm visiting your blog ;). LOVE all the deep textures and your soft palette! And that glittery blossom is scrumptious!

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  10. stunning project!!!! and good luck with the wedding!!!! hope it all goes smoothly!!!

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  11. Hi Tracey. So glad to have you at our GDT this month at WAW and wow, this card is wonderful. I had the instructions to make this card fold for like 2 years now and I have not made one yet...LOL Anyway, I love the pastels and the all the blings you added in here. It's a pleasure to work side by side with you at WAW this month. Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh wow. Just stunning. I love the colours, the pearls and all the glittery parts! :)

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  13. This is one of the most GORGEOUS cards I've had the pleasure of seeing!! You did a fabulous job! Love the stitching-adds so much charm.

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  14. Gorgeous Tracey! Love the beautiful blossom and crocheted doily!

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  15. Beautiful Tracey!! The sneak did not disappoint! :)

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  16. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors, the crocheted doily and the flower!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our embossing challenge this week!!

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  17. This is awesome Tracey. Thank you for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  18. I love tri-shutter cards and you have done such a great job on this one.

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  19. Wow! wow!... Stunning Creation!
    Love all the details and colors.
    Great JOB!~
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony LC-DT
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful card! Your rose is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along at Card Mania! I do hope that you'll join us again in our next challenges! Ani

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  21. BEAUTIFUL card Tracey~fantastic details, as always! ;)

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  22. Just stunning. The colors, textures, attention to detail are just fantastic.

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  23. Stunning card Tracey! Love all the bling and sparkle. Every inch is beautiful.

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  24. Love it Tracey! Your work is always amazing. Thanks for playing along with UIT too :) I love seeing "friendz" from other places showing up in "unexpected" places.

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  25. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

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  26. Gorgeous card Tracey!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!Hugs Iva:)

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  27. This is absolutely stunning! One of my favourite shaped cards and what a fabulous job you have done with all the beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
    Diane xx

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  28. this is sooo beautiful xxx i love all of your details and gems !!!! thank you for joining us over at MMCS xx

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  29. What a lovely card, love the gorgeous bling! Thanks so much for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  30. waue, this is truly a stunning and well done card. som much details. thank you for the inspiration

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  31. Congratulations on being the featured artist on Word Art Wednesday! I love your multi panel card, especially all the incredible detailing that you added. Blessings!

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  32. Not sure where the time has gone, but I haven't been by in awhile. Congrats on your Helmar/May Arts deal! Can't wait to what you create!!!
    This card is totally gorgeous! I am in love with that flower!!!

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  33. This is so gorgeous!! Wow, I love all of the design elements!! The flower is stunning!! What a treasure of a card!! I hope the wedding was beautiful and perfect :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. Gorgeous card Tracey!!! It is full of beautiful details! So happy that everything was beautiful in the wedding, now take it easy my friend..relax!!!
    Enjoy the day!!! Hugs!!! ;)

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  35. This is one stunnng card Tracey...the details are incredible. Love the soft pastel colours you've used. Thanks for joining in our bingo challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

    ps hope Elizabeth and Andrew had a wonderful wedding

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  36. Stunning tri-fold card! What a special keepsake!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays challenge!

    Sandy S
    SSSDT

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  37. My goodness,what a stunner of a card! thanks for joining the Ladybugs in a game of Bingo! be sure to stop by tomorrow for our "New Release Challenge" Hugs Julie.x

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  38. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  39. Really stunning as always Tracey!! I love it. Good luck with all that the wedding involves. Don't forget to take time to enjoy as well,even if a lot of work is involved! hugs!

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  40. Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  41. Tracey, I am so excited that you are guest designing with us at Word Art Wednesday this month. Your card is stunning, love all the hand made elements. I know that the wedding was wonderful and I can't wait to see some photos and layouts!! Blessings.

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  42. Gorgeous work, Tracey! The flower is just stunning! Love it! Hugs

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  43. This is the most beautiful pop-up card I have ever seen. Love all the elements. GORGEOUS work of art!

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  44. More beautiful than I have ever seen, so lovely, you are very very talented.

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