Thursday, February 9, 2012

Here comes the bride...and groom!

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And I can tell ya . . . it's a cutie (if I do say so myself!) 

Well...hello again, my lovelies!! I've been a busy little mama . . . or in my case, grand-mama!! Still recovering from vacay...and trying to shake the nasty cold I've managed to catch!! I've decided that I won't get rid of it until I give it away! Any volunteers? Nah . . . I thought not! Well, let's talk about my new card for this week's cool challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog, shall we? Our hostess this week, Sheila, is actually taking a bit of a break for health reasons. But, she did give us a cool "Bingo" card to use for this week's challenge . . . soooooooooooooo . . .  let's play . . .

"BINGO - w/a Mo Image, of course"!!

Now, while I have played Bingo in my life, this is my first Bingo Challenge! I had such fun, don'tcha know! I chose "Flowers, Pearls, & Embossing" . . .  YIKES!! I just realized that it says "DRY Embossing"!! Well, like my sweet friend, Cathy, says . . .  I've stretched the "rules" just a bit . . . 'cuz I am soooooo NOT dismantling this card to add DRY embossing! Mine happens to be WET embossed! Ruh roh! hehehe! Note to self, "pay closer attention to challenge details in the future!" LOL!! Grrrr!! OK, so now that we've established that I'm a scofflaw, how 'bout we take a look at my card?!

This card is actually a commission. A dear friend of mine has a daughter who's getting married. So she wanted something special. She actually selected this gorgeous Mo Manning image from several options I gave her. My "guidelines" were "understated and elegant". Understated?! Seriously?! Have you ever seen me do anything that's elegant and understated?! Well . . . I hope I pulled it off! I quite like how it turned out! Here's sort of a side view . . .

This gorgeous image is called "Bride and Groom" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. So . . . back to Bingo . . . Pearls, check! Flowers, check! Dry embossing, not so much! I actually applied embossing powder (hey, wait a sec, that was DRY! . . . OK, so I think I'm still OK!). As I was saying, I applied Boss Gloss and Dry Opaque White Embossing Powder to some gorgeous metal filigree corners from Wild Orchid Crafts. Then I took my heat tool to the corners. And, VOILA!  White, ceramic-looking corners! Here's a peek at the inside . . .

And an extreme close-up of the sentiment . . .

My card "recipe"...
Image printed on Cryogen White Paper
Cardstock: Whisper White ( Stampin' Up)
DPs: DCWV's "Luxury Stack" (They're kinda pastel aqua blue and beigy silver)
"Cherish" sentiment on front (Stampin' Up)
Inside sentiment: Magnolia
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Flowers & Metal filigree corners: Wild Orchid Crafts
Rectangle Nestie: Spellbinders
Square Nestie: Spellbinders
Small Circle Nestie" Spellbinders
Doily Die: Cheery Lynn (I think)
Nottinghill Keyhole: Melissa Frances
White faux pearls: Melissa Frances
Lace, string pearls, & key: my stash
Prismacolor pencils

And, of course . . .

So...that's it for me, kids! Hope you enjoyed my little "Bingo" card! Be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the absolute gorgeousness created my talented DT sistahs!! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE)...and follow this week's theme: "BINGO." Who knows, you may be chosen (by Random.Org) to receive a $5.00 shopping spree at Mo's online stores.

I've decided to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and for your kind comments! They make me smile! Hugs...until next time!