Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Black Ice

Good morning, crafty friends! This week, my Imaginisce teammates and I are celebrating the release of the new collection, Black Ice, and it is so gorgeous and pretty! I have three projects to share with you today, so let's get started with this elegant wedding or engagement card I created.

I really love the Invitation Pack cards for Black Ice. They are thick and sturdy, and the designs are simply divine. I was particularly taken by the tree image in the Tree Line invitation and wanted to create a card around it. Using patterned paper from the collection, I matted the trimmed card and created a simple layout, adding some ribbon and an embossed sentiment. For some added elegance, I added some Glam Rocks to the tree with my trusty i-Rock tool.

I wanted to create a wedding card that could also be kept as a keepsake and double as a framed photo. I saw these Z-Fold cards on Pinterest and thought the design would work very well because it will fold flat for mailing. Using the elegant papers, I created the different elements of the card and added a photo from my own wedding (almost 15 years ago!) 

The pretty flower in the paper made for a perfect "catch" for the photo, and I cut out the frame from the Striped Invitation Pack card as its base. My husband and I don't actually have any of our wedding photos up around the house, so this card will be a perfect way to display a memento of our perfect day.

The Black Ice collection is so starkly beautiful and I wanted to create a striking thank you card. I used the contrasting patterned papers and stamped a big, bold sentiment. I wanted to create my own floral embellishment, so I used the i-Top and made a brad using the patterned paper and added it to a die-cut flower.

May Your Love Bloom Card
(patterned paper, invitation card from Black Ice collection) Imaginisce; (card stock) Stampin' Up; (dies and stamped sentiment) Taylored Expressions; (ribbon) May Arts; (embossing powder) Stampin' Up; (Glam Rocks and i-Rock tool) Imaginisce

Wedding Z-Fold Card
(patterned paper, invitation card from Black Ice collection) Imaginisce; (card stock) American Crafts; (dies) Taylored Expressions; (ribbon) Kate's Paperie

Thank You Card
(patterned paper from Black Ice collection) Imaginisce; (card stock) Stampin' Up; (stamped sentiment and flourish); (Brad Daddy and i-Top tool) Imaginisce; (dies) Sizzix

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Please be sure to visit the Imaginisce blog for more Black Ice inspiration!


Miriam Prantner said...

SUCH elegant and beautiful cards! That second one with the photo is just stunning!

Unknown said...

LOVE these cards! So elegant in black & white! TFS!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Regina how elegant and LOVE them in black and white. Clever flower holder for the easel too. hugs.

Monique Liedtke said...

Your projects are just gorgeous! Your Z-shaped card is my fav! It's so beautiful!!!