It seems that the theme for my projects this past week was weddings. I had two cards to make for a mother and daughter going to the same wedding and a third card for a friend from church.
I have one very favorite stamp I love to use for weddings - Whiff of Joy Willow Sitting Bride. Suzanne Dean did a card with this stamp several years ago that was drop dead gorgeous. Aren't all of her cards!?! She and Lucille Ball are my idols. Mine don't look nearly as nice as hers though.
So at this point I was panicing trying to think of where I could get another nice bride stamp immediately. The wedding is August 13 - no time to order one. Then I remembered Tilda - I have two wedding stamps - Bride with Tiara and Groom and Loving Bridal Couple. OK - Relax - Breathe - Problem Solved.
Here are pics of the cards I made for them.
The cardstock is Stampin' Up Marina Mist. Designer cardstock from the DCWV Luxury stack is mounted on plain white. The bottom edge of the white was punched with a Fiskars border punch that Suzanne lead me to. Willow is popped up on dimensionals on the swing.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia-licious. The crystal wheat stem came from Michaels. The leaves are punched from DCWV Shimmer cardstock using Martha Stewart Branch punch. Tiny butterflies were punched from scraps of the Luxury cs using another MS Butterfly punch. The ribbons are from my stash.
Here is the card opened up.
Both mom and daughter wrote out what they wanted for the sentiment on their cards.
I stamped a moon and stars in VersaMark and mounted the sentiment at an angle to cover part of the moon that smeared.
Here is the second wedding card.
The flowers and pearl stems are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Chandelier beads are from Magnolia-cious. Cardstock is SU again and the designer paper is another piece from the Luxury stack.
The tiny hearts are ribbon slides from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbons are from my stash. Little butterflies are the MS punch and Luxury cs scraps.
Again this sentiment was given to me when the cards were ordered.
I stamped wedding cakes with VersaMark to the left and right sides and put the sentiment slightly over them. You can just barely see the bottoms of the cakes.
These wedding cards were really fun to make and my customers were thrilled with them!
What was originally going to be a third card turned into a shadow box. I'll do the shadow box another time as it has several pictures to it. This post is long enough.
I'm so glad you could come over, relax and look over the cards. Huggeroonies,