Friday, August 12, 2011

Two Wedding Cards

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.
Willow and the swing are colored with Copics and I didn't keep a list of the colors I used.  Willow has Diamond Stickles on her veil and Shimmerz Pixie Dust on her gown.  There are Baby Blue Stickles on the flowers on the swing ropes.  I put Flower Soft Shamrock and Christmas greens mixed together on her bouquet and added a tiny light blue rose in the center of it.
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.
This one is Bride with Tiara and Groom.  This one had a little more coloring.  I used some of the C Copics on Edwin's suit. Tilda's veil has Diamond Stickles on it.  I had some left over pieces from a Zva pearl accent design that I used to put "diamonds" on Tilda's necklace and pearls/diamond on her tiara.

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,


Sharon Caudle said...

Kathy, both cards are truly beautiful! Very elegant and perfect for a wedding! Gorgeous coloring and design!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty cards,love the colours
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the romantic and pastel coloring on these cards. The sparkly on the dress and veil are gorgeous :o)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful cards! : )

Sandy said...

Kathy, both of your wedding cards are gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful job you have done with your flower arranging!

Christina C. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW....Kathy, these cards are magnificent works of art.
Sooooo very elegant and such stunning details! Beautiful flower clusters!

Danielle said...

Kathy, I truly love both cards. Both are very chic and elegant. Willow is truly wonderful, so soft and sweet, wonderfully colored, and the flowers are just so gorgeous. Tilda and Edwin, what a lovely couple. Isn't Marina mist a truly beautiful color? I am just crazy about it, such a rich shade of blue, I adore.

Card Crazy said...

Wow. How beautiful. Lucky, lucky brides!
Sue S.

Elle said...

Both are so sweet and serene. Beautiful job!

Jean said...

Very beautiful coloring and layout Kathy and especially love the sentment... Love your flower detail and the way you designed Tilda's gown.. A gorgeous card..
Hugs, Jean

Jean said...

Am so in love with your Wiff of Joy card.. I have some of those cards an love them.. so dainty and you did such a darling job on this card. The colors are so soft as are the flowers and the background pp. Love the sentiment and how you have Willow on a swing of vines... so lovely..
Hugs, Jean

Cricket said...

Kathy, these are gorgeous.

salma said...

Your using of the flowers on the paper card,give a unique look for the wedding invitation cards....I truly love both cards. Both are very chic and elegant....
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