This week I will actually be in the UK and playing in person with the Woodware UK team! So, I'm writing this before my trip, trying to stay ahead of all of my responsibilities. Such a heavy word for something that can be so enjoyable and rewarding!
Our challenge for this week was to create wedding stationery. For most people, this would be a whole lot of white, on top of more white, but not for me. Weddings have changed so much over the years. So many are "themed", so many are "destination", and so many use mixes of color that our grandparents would have been horrified by. Thus...red, black, and gray!
This portfolio would make a wonderful gift for a bride, or a terrific addition to a complete wedding look...Save the Dates, Invites, RSVPs, Thank Yous, etc. In this case, it is simply a set of notes with envelopes, tucked into little pockets, with the bride's new monogram. With Dreamweaver Stencils' individual monograms, or using their Calligraphy Alphabet, these can be easily personalized. You could even have both the bride and the grooms initial with the last name initial.
The process for creating this is predominantly machine-embossing, which is easy-peasy. Just run several panels through your embossing machine with the correct sandwich technique:
1. Place the Art Nouveau Background or monogram stencil face down on base plate.
2. Place card panel face down on stencil.
3. Place embossing mat on top.
4. Place TWO clear plates on top.
5. Run through machine. Do not force it!
For the gray panels, I placed the stencil over the embossed surface, and daubed Versamark ink over the design, removed the stencil, and embossed with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel. A few of the monograms were done the same way, but with either Silver or Black embossing enamel. The monogram on the cover was actually a piece of Mercart colored aluminum, machine embossed, and the color sanded off of the raised letter.
Have you seen what the rest of the team have created for this challenge? Each day a different one of the girls posts something fabulous, so don't miss out! Make your visit to the Woodware UK Blog one of your morning priorities!
Curious to know where you can purchase these fabulous products? Check out your local stores as listed on the Woodware UK website.