Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June Blog Hop

This month's Blog Hop Challenge was to use transparencies in a creative way. I don't know why, but wedding placecards came to my mind when I thought about what to create. I guess I've been seeing weddings everywhere so I have them on the brain. :) There is a reality show that I saw a commercial for as I was flipping through television channels. I don't remember the name of it, but it featured people who plan these extremely lavish and EXPENSIVE weddings. In the commercial clip, they showed how each guest's place at the table was decorated. Each chair was covered in draped fabric, and there were beautiful centerpieces, but it was the napkin that caught my eye. Each guest's napkin was folded like a swan (I think) and it had a Swarovski Crystal chain hanging from it. When thinking about the Blog Hop Challenge this month, I thought using transparencies for the placecards would go along with the Swarovski Crystal theme. . .clear and elegant. Of course, I couldn't imagine making these for a large wedding! LOL I used the Wedding Day stamp set and a Fiskars embossing border punch with Kraft cardstock and Pearlized Cream cardstock. I printed the name out on the computer and used the Word Window punch to punch it out. I added gold brads on either side and stamped the table number underneath. This placecard makes me think of a ritzy hotel room door with a nameplate and number! :) Hope you like it! Be sure and head to the Blog Hop forums to see what the other Blog Hop participants have created! It's a lot of fun! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Wedding Day (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Pearlized Cream (Paper Accents), transparency; Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Whisper White Craft (SU); Accessories- gold brads (Making Memories), Word Window punch (SU), embossing border punch (Fiskars), paper piercer

42 comments:

Heather said...

I really like this-- I agree, too much work for a large wedding but they sure would be nice for a smaller wedding.

Christi said...

This is awesome!! I love it!!

Kimberly said...

WOW! Lovely! The border is beautiful!! Clever idea to type the name out and put in in the center of the circle with brads!! Love it! :)

Annapurna said...

Totally forgot today was the blog hop day. Beautiful! Love the edge on there too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally stunning!!

Kristy Vernon said...

Very pretty card. It's just so elegant.

Pam said...

Very nice!

~ Pam

Scrapping Julie said...

holy cow how awesome....love it

Scrapping Julie said...

holy cow how awesome....love it

Sara Paschal said...

Very beautiful, love it!

Kristie said...

I like, I like! Transparencies really do lend a hand to elegance. this is great!

amber said...

I love it! It looks so classy.

Latisha said...

Charmaine how elegant this is, its so beatiful!

Chris said...

these are very elegant!!!

Kathleen said...

This is really classy! I love it~
TFS

One Creative Life said...

So elegant! Would be great for a bridal shower.

Donelda said...

very elegant - perfect idea for place cards!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I love it, Charmaine! What a beautiful placecard and awesome challenge.

Lizzie Jones said...

The placecard turned out lovely. Almost like something out of Elegant Bride Magazine! Thanks for sharing.

Niki Estes said...

Wow! How elegant! Love it!

Niki Estes said...

Wow! How elegant! Love it!

Deanna said...

So pretty!

Janette said...

beautiful- so elegant! love the border.

Regan said...

really pretty card!

dawnsing said...

Ooooh.......so classy, Charmaine! Great job!!

ALLY said...

Such an elegant card Charmaine! Love the lacy detail! Great job on the challenge!

Jenn said...

I love the idea of a placecard, Charmaine! It's really beautiful.

Katie Renz said...

Its beautiful. I love the little lace touch at the bottom.

Terri said...

Nice job.

Nee (nay) said...

A very elegant use for this. I will need to remember this one!

maria fiscella said...

Charmaine - this is so very refined! I love it.

savitri said...

Classy! Great looking card!!!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

So beautiful. Totally inspiring!

Radiogirl said...

Nice and simple.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous and classy!! WOW!!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous, my friend - I just love that lace border, just beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Absolutley gorgeous and so elegant

Rose Ann said...

This is so very elegant and beautiful!! I love the edging!

Marie said...

Wow, what a great idea!! This is gorgeous!

Bethany Paull said...

Very pretty! That fancy trim edge looks so great on the clear card.

Julie Masse said...

BEAUTIFUL!! What a statement these would make - just stunning! :)

Jennifer Buck said...

This is absolutely stunning! :)

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