After a (not especially) well-deserved Summer break, it’s time to start blogging again.  I took a little time off from card making to relax.  I have quite the natural talent for it too.  I’ve read scores of books, watched lots of movies, did some home redecorating, played games, spent time with my husband, ate (too much) wonderful food and hopefully recharged my creativity batteries.  Time on the computer was shockingly brief throughout the summer.  Hardly checked email, hardly blurfed, definitely didn’t update my blog.

The break also means I can finally move my blog over to the new site as we have changed service providers and my old email and web address are due to expire.  I will be gradually moving most of the content of my old blog over to this one.  If you have bookmarked (okay, not likely!) my old site, you will need to update your link.  I’ve also refreshed my blogroll so if you’re not on there and you want to be, please leave me a comment with your URL.  If you are on my blogroll and you don’t want to be, ditto.

Here ‘s the first card of quite a few that haven’t made it to my blog due to the anticipated change over:

The wedding colours were black and white.  Always an elegant combination.  This is a larger (5.5X6.5 I think!) card so embossing the dots on the white cardstock was a bit tricky.  In fact, when I did it, the folder crushed one row of overlapping dots but some manual fiddling with a stylus brought the dots back to life.

Making a larger card means working with a different scale than I am used to.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any larger wedding stamps.  Use of primas, the scalloped border and the textured background hopefully filled the enormous expanse of space on this card.  I’m sure if this size was standard to me I wouldn’t even notice the challenges of all that extra space but I did…and I think I met the challenge.  Having said that, give me 4.25X5.5 cards any day!

Supplies used: “bride and groom” stamp by Stampendous, DCWV Glitter Stack, white CS, oval punches, ribbon from M’s, colouring pencils, hodgepodge hardware, embossing powder, versamark, primas, rhinestones, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder, glitter pen, heat gun.