Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Beach Wedding

Today, I have a scrapbook page to share!
This was my final project for the Spellbinders Design Team contest! 
I chose a photo from my son's wedding in Mexico and paper to coordinate with the color of the ocean and sky.   I love shades of aqua! That might have influenced my color choice!!!

My assignment was to use Spellbinders S5-034 Parisian Accents on a 12 x 12" scrapbook page.  There's only one other die template used and that's a circle on the medallion.  All the other pieces are from Parisian Accents! 
The long pieces on the borders are cut and embossed from white cardstock.  Then I cut and embossed the same pieces from silver foil tape adhered to card stock.  I glued each white die cut to a silver one offsetting the edge to get a narrow silver edge along the shaped edge.  To add a silver edge along the straight edge, I cut narrow strips of the foil covered cardstock and glued each along the back. 
Each corner has 2 of the same shape facing each other, overlapped and glue together. The piece towards the photo is silver (foil covered paper). The other one is white card stock with silver behind for a tiny reveal.   I've added crystal gems along the outside strips as well as the corner pieces.  Probably not visible in the photo is  sheer ribbon threaded between the long edge pieces.  If you look closely in the medallion photo, you can see it.  It adds some texture interest, sheen and a slight color change. 
Once I had all the edges created and laid out on the aqua 12 x 12" page, I decided how big to cut the photo.  It started as an 8 x 10" which I cut to 7 1/2" square.  I added white and silver mats (foil tape on cardstock).
The corner medallion with the names is again white cardstock matted onto foil pieces to create silver edges. I stamped the delicate silver border with a JustRite stamp from the set "You Inspire Me" using Versamark ink.  I heat embossed it with silver detail embossing powder.  I fussy cut along the edges and glued it to the medallion.  For the center, I stamped just "love" from a stamp in the JustRite Victorian Nested Frames set using black ink.  I printed the names on vellum using my computer and printer.  I clear heat embossed them.  The vellum is cut into a circle to fit the stamped center.  I used a vellum adhesve to adhere it over the word love.  The vellum makes the stamped "love" lighter so it recedes behind the names.  Again there are gems on the medallion. 
To add the date to the lower left corner of the photo, I used my computer and printer to print it on inkjet acetate in black and clear heat embossed it.  It's glued in place with Glossy Accents. 

Lots of pieces to cut!  But so beautiful! 

I hope I've inspired you to try some layering of die cuts!  I use the same technique with letters for a shadow effect. Just glue together offset! 

Thank you for visiting today! 

Spellbinders S5-034 Parisian Accents
Spellbinders S4-116 Standard Circles SM #2
JustRite® “You Inspire Me”
We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hoppity Textured Cardstock – Aqua
Cougar Smooth White Cardstock
Silver Foil Tape
May Arts Aqua Sheer Ribbon
Hero Arts Gemstones – Crystal
Tsukineko Ink Pads – Versamark, Memento Black Tuxedo
Ranger embossing powders – Silver, Clear
The Paper Cut Inkjet Vellum
The Paper Cut Printer Friendly Acetate
Scrap Cardstock – 2-3 sheets
Crafters’ Pick The Ultimate Craft Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares
Ranger Glossy Accents
Vellum adhesive


Christine said...

Amazing page, so intricate and beautiful :)

Margie H said...


First of all, congrats on gaining another daughter!! I'm sure it was quite the wedding - look at that background!!

Of course, I LOVE all your projects but I think this is one of my favorites - made with love but wow! look at all the intrique cuts, right?

Just STUNNING, my friend! You ROCKed it!!! xo

Quietfire said...

Wow, Judy! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stephenie said...

Very beautiful! It frames the photo so well and adds elegance to the whole project. Thanks for sharing.

DebraK said...

SOOO beautiful! it brings smiles to my face from our own beach wedding almost 4 years ago... that I have yet to scrap :( you have motivated and inspired me to get going on it!!

rhayhurst said...

LOVE this -- so elegant!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Judy I love this scrapbook page! Very sophisticated and elegant. GORGEOUS.