Monday, December 12, 2016

Celebrating Love: Now & Then

Welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's December release countdown. Today is the first of three group posts for this release, and we are featuring two new wedding and anniversary product sets: Paper Clippings: Love Story, designed by Betsy Veldman, and To Have & To Hold, designed by Heather Nichols. 

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on December 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

There is no doubt in my mind if I were planning a wedding today, it would be a rustic chic barn wedding. I just love old barns and all the stories they hold! 

Today's wedding card is inspired by just such a barn wedding. I started with a background panel in a dark and rich woodgrain print. To that, I added two simple heart wreaths, both stamped in Mint Julep with the heart image from To Have To Hold

Next comes the stamped open book die-cut, which is from Paper Clippings: Love Story Details, and the sentiment die-cut, which is from Paper Clippings: Love Story (I just trimmed them out from the frame). The multi-step open book image is so clever and quite easy to line up. I added a bookmark with some gold cord and a bead.

The sentiment is die-cut from the new Lilac Grace card stock and sponged with Lilac Grace and Royal Velvet. I absolutely love Lilac Grace. It's so light and dreamy! (I never thought I'd say that about a purple!) 

The flowers and leaves (from To Have & To Hold) are stamped in Spring Rain/Blueberry Sky and Prairie Grass. Final touches are some white satin sequins and some distressing around the perimeter of the woodgrain panel.

Stamps: Paper Clippings: Love Story, To Have & To Hold

Dies: Paper Clippings: Love Story; Paper Clippings: Love Story Details; To Have & To Hold

Ink: Lilac Grace, Royal Velvet, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Prairie Grass, Mint Julep, Fine Linen, Stormy Sea

Paper: Stamper's Select White and Lilac Grace card stock; woodgrain patterned paper (source unknown)

Other: gold cord, bead, white satin sequins foam tape, distressing tool, sponge daubers

For more Celebrating Love: Now & Then inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Kay Miller
Laurie Schmidlin
Laurie Willison
Lizzie Jones
Melissa Phillips

Thanks for visiting!


nancy said...

Your card is beautiful, Amy. It truly does evoke that chic barn wedding you mentioned. And the way you positioned the book, it does double duty in my mind - first, as a storybook to go along with the sentiment; second, as a Bible being used in the wedding.

Linda said...

This is such a charming card! I love the snipped out greeting sponged in the two purples (Lilac Grace is just gorgeous) & the fact that you took the time to add a bookmark to the book image. So creative!